29 August 2011

Patryk gets the hat-trick for Falcon

Race two on Bank Holiday Monday was back to a dry track and the two Falcon drivers lined up third and sixth on the grid for this one. From third Patryk made a clean getaway to retain his place behind Jones and Dennis. After briefly losing ground to the lead two in the early laps, he was back on their tails by the last lap. Going into Druids Jones braked too late and mounted the back of Dennis. Patryk seized the opportunity and sailed past to take his second win of the weekend. With Patryk on pole for the final race of the day, the hat-trick was on and he didn’t disappoint. A clean start from the front row slot and a blistering first lap to pull out over a second lead meant he was never going to be challenged. Over the remaining laps he increased the lead to a comfortable five second margin while the rest squabbled over second place. James had an uneventful race to sixth place, but it was Patryk’s day taking his fourth win in a row and the first Intersteps driver to win all three races of a meeting.

28 August 2011

Szczerbinski and Nutbrown show their pace at a wet Brands Hatch.

After a dry qualifying where Patryk and James qualified fifth and sixth respectively, it was all change to wet set up for race one. James made a flying start and immediately demoted Patryk, while both of them managed to get past James Peace on lap one. For the next eight laps it would be a titanic Falcon Motorsport battle for fourth place which Patryk took on lap nine. Lap ten, he caught and passed Ed Jones in a spectacular manoeuvre round the outside at Paddock Hill bend. The next lap it was championship leader Jake Dennis that would be despatched by the ”Intersteps Rain master” at Graham Hill bend, and then on lap twelve a similar move on Alex Walker gave Patryk the lead. Meanwhile with Patryk out front, James had closed the gap to Ed Jones in fourth place, pushing him all the way to the finish. They crossed the line just four hundredths of a second apart in what has to be James Nutbrown’s best drive of the season. Up front Patryk in imperious fashion crossed the line over ten seconds in front to take his third win of the year.

14 August 2011

Another Victory for Patryk Szczerbinski at Thruxton

With budget problems forcing Ash Robinson to sit out this round, Falcon Motorsport were down to just two drivers for Thruxton. After setting the pace in testing, qualifying proved to be a little disappointing with Patryk in fourth and James in seventh which they held onto in race one. For race two on Sunday it was little better with both drivers struggling with car set up. With changes made to both cars for race three and better grid positions, both drivers were fired up for a good result. A storming start from Patryk and some contact between James Peace and Ed Jones at the second corner meant that the Falcon duo would emerge in second and fourth at the end of lap one. The set up changes were working and the two drivers were both looking like making places. Patryk made his move for the lead on lap five, driving round the outside of World Kart Champion Dennis. Meanwhile James was all over the back of Walker for the early laps but with a small mistake mid race, he had to settle for fourth place on this occasion. Up front though Patryk Szczerbinski had a comfortable gap, driving home for his and the team’s second win of the season.

20 July 2011

Sensational first Intersteps win for Szczerbinski and Falcon

A prestigious slot on the World Touring Car meeting at Donington for rounds nine, ten and eleven of the MSA Intersteps Championship. After the strong performances at Rockingham, everyone was expecting more podiums and Patryk Szczerbinski didn’t disappoint with a stunning drive to victory in the wet on Saturday followed up with a solid drive to second in the dry on Sunday. Race one saw the Intersteps drivers experience the wet for the first time this year. Patryk starting from fourth on the grid made a lightening start to grab the lead into the first corner, which he continued to increase over current championship leader Jake Dennis, finishing the race an incredible fourteen seconds in front. Ash Robinson in his first ever wet race kept it all together in treacherous conditions to score more points in sixth place. Race two proved less successful with Ash finishing fifth, Patryk sixth and James, who was suffering badly with an infection, in eighth place. With a large number of team guests and the big crowds attracted by the WTCC, Sunday’s race turned out to be a bitter-sweet affair for the Falcon team. After some small set up changes to his car, Ash felt confident of another podium. However fate was to deal a cruel blow with a blown gearbox on the warm up lap forcing his early retirement. James, who was by now feeling quite ill, put on a remarkable recovery drive after dropping to the back of the field on lap one to finish a very hard fought seventh. It was Patryk though that once again drove faultlessly to second place and another good haul of points for the championship.

4 July 2011

Ash Robinson takes podium at Rockingham

Another step forward for the Falcon Intersteps drivers on Sunday with some spectacular overtaking in both races. Race two of the weekend saw James Nutbrown make an audacious move from seventh to second at turn two, only to sustain suspension damage dropping him down the order. With the front two now clear, Ash and Patryk battled hard for third place but in the end just lost out in 5th and 6th respectively. Race three saw the Falcon trio make a superb start to emerge in second third and fourth at the end of lap one. With Alex Walker comfortably out front, a race long battle then took place with the falcon drivers and the recovering Ed Jones, who in the end took second ahead of Ash with his first well deserved podium.