Cartridge World Carbon Zero Racing admits it is battling hard to get both of its SEAT Leons on track for the third round of the HiQ MSA British Touring Car Championship at Donington Park.
The team was left with work to do following the Thruxton meeting, after Dan Eaves was involved in three separate incidents on race day.
The opening race saw the former Team Halfords man spin into the barriers on the warm-up lap, before he was taken out at the start of race two by the BMW of Nick Leason. A disastrous day was completed in race three when an overtaking move on Tom Chilton's Ford Focus went wrong and Eaves' car got briefly airbourne before flying off the circuit on the run to Church.
The damage caused to the Leon has left the team battling against the clock to get ready for Donington this weekend, with team principal Colin Neill admitting it would be tight as to whether Eaves is able to join team-mate Adam Jones on the grid.
“It's going to be very tough to get the car ready for Donington,” he said. “We sustained two front end impacts, one rear and in the last race front and side damage, including suspension. The cumulative effect has left us with a lot to do and not much time to do it. The pit crew did at fantastic job at Thruxton to get the car back on track for qualifying and the three races, the last race incident resulted in us having to order some replacement parts which have been delayed getting to us.
“The team is working flat out to get the car ready for May 16/17, but it's going to very tight that's for sure.”