The team will be in action this week after a 5 week break and Eddie has said that he is looking forward to the forthcoming race at one of his favourite UK tracks and hopes that the team can turn its fortunes around, although he admits that he expects the team to continue to struggle for the rest of the season.
The team are currently lying down in fourteenth place in the championship after a series of poor performances. However, Eddie is upbeat about the next race. At this event last year Eddie qualified sixth on the grid and had the privilege of leading for a few laps during the first round of pit stops. Although he doesn’t expect to repeat that performance again this year, Eddie remains confident of a good showing.
“This is a circuit that we all know well and we generally go well here so I’m hoping that we can get a decent result on the board. I have a lot of experience here and I’m looking forward to racing at this circuit again. It is one of the best circuits in the country and suits our style I think.”
Eddie recently admitted that one of the problems this year has been in qualifying – an issue that he admits rests on his shoulders.
“I’m hoping to get a decent run this weekend. If we can start in the top 10 then we are in good shape.”
Although upbeat about the team’s prospects at Buckmore, Eddie has said that he isn’t getting his hopes up and says that the remaining four races will still be an up-hill struggle.
”We’ve still got a lot of work to do to get back to where we should be. Buckmore is our best – and possibly last – chance to get a top 6 result this year simply because we have so much more experience there. I think the remaining races will be tougher. Clay might offer us a chance but certainly Bayford and Rye are going to be tough.”