Joe Fulbrook and James Walker each made an excellent start to the 2011 Volkswagen Racing Cup with FUCHS Lubricants at Oulton Park on Easter Monday, by taking a win and a second place apiece – tying the pair on points at the top of the championship standings.

Fulbrook, the 2008 and 2009 Racing Cup Champion, dominated qualifying with a pole position time almost half a second clear of closest rival Walker in his Golf Mk V GTI.

Round one was very much a lights-to-flag victory for Maidenhead driver Joe, albeit under sustained pressure from the chasing pack of Walker, reigning champion Steve Chaplin in his Beetle RSI and the Golf of Peter Felix.

In round two Walker came through strongly to grab the lead from his dad, Richard, on the final lap to brilliantly cap a fantastic opening weekend of the championship.

Ever-consistent Chaplin secured a brace of third places to get his title defence off to a good start. For expected front-runner Aaron Mason, though, problems with his rear brake-bias led to a pitlane start for round one and a finish of just 13th – wholly unrepresentative of the Golf driver’s genuine pace.

Another to suffer a major setback was round two pole-sitter Kieran Griffin. Into the pits before the green flag lap even began for the second outing, a complete loss of drive meant he wasn’t able to even contest a single lap.

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