Bored with second

2013-12-09 09:17:19.2

It was a week of “twos” as Eddie qualified second and then finished second for final 2 of round 2 of the sprint championship and then scored another second place finish for round 2 of the Challenge championship, having also started second on the grid in what was his 200th Club100 race.

Despite these good results, Eddie admitted to being “bored” with second place finishes, having looked like winning both.

In the sprint race at the Clay Pigeon circuit in Dorset, Eddie took the lead on lap 3 and held it before being passed by Alex Vincent on the penultimate lap of the 15 lap race. Eddie finished barely two tenths of a second behind.

At last weekend’s 60 minute challenge race, Eddie, the defending champion, again qualified second and led for nearly 50 minutes of the 60 minute race before being baulked by back markers which allowed Andrew Johnson to sneak through in the closing stages and win by barely half a second.

Although quick to congratulate his rivals, Eddie was visibly frustrated after both races.

“It’s very frustrating. The last two races I’ve come so close to winning only to lose it right at the end. Obviously no disrespect to Alex or Andrew because they both did a fantastic job but Alex had much better drive out of corners than me and it was almost impossible to keep him behind. Last week I just got mugged by lapped traffic. To lose by such tiny margins makes it even more frustrating. I must be doing something right if I’m disappointed with a second place but I’ve had far too many that it’s getting a bit boring now.”