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Turbo fire at Bushy Park


TREVOR THORPE

Turbo fire at Bushy Park

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A faulty turbocharger on the Toyota Corolla of Randy Reid was the dark spot as several experienced and inexperienced drivers grabbed the opportunity to put in seat time at Bushy Park Circuit Incorporated’s (BPCI) Track Day at Bushy Park on Sunday.

One female co-driver, Christina Pinto, who partnered the experience Justin Campbell in a Radical SR3 for some laps, was among 26 drivers and one cyclist who took part in the event ahead of the restart of the local motoring season after three of inactivity cased by the coronavirus pandemic.

Reid said the damage was concentrated on the turbocharger and remedial work had already started to correct the problem while a new turbo would be fitted in time for his first event.

“It is one of those things that happens in motor racing and I am glad that it was only the turbocharger and that nothing else was damaged, but I also thank the drivers such as Shawn Eversley and Owen ‘Bird’ Cumberbatch, who came and offered assistance after seeing the smoke coming from under the bonnet,” Reid said. (TT)

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