JOE FULBROOK COMPLETES HAT-TRICK OF VW CUP TITLES
Joe Fulbrook celebrates another VW Cup success. Photo: www.jakobebrey.com
Joe Fulbrook emerged from the chaos of two dramatic season-closing rounds of the Milltek Sport Volkswagen Racing Cup season at Donington Park on Sunday to claim championship victory – his third title win in seven seasons. A fourth and a third-place finish was enough to clinch the crown by just six points for the Berkshire-based 43-year-old and his AWM/Warranty Direct team.
The outcome of the championship hung in the balance all the way to the final corner of the last race as KPM Racing driver Lucas Orrock battled with the cars of Irish rally star Robert Barrable and David Sutton to take the win; a collision between the three led to a lengthy inquiry by race officials, with Barrable eventually credited with victory. Had the stewards’ decision gone in Orrock’s favour and had Fulbrook finished just one place further back, the crown would have gone Lucas’s way…
“I don’t think you’re ever going to get a closer end to a championship,” said triple titlist Fulbrook. “Fair play to Lucas, he’s a great driver, and thanks to all my boys for looking after the car for me. This is our third championship win together and we’ve tried really hard, and battled back from some bad luck on occasions. Big thanks to them… happy days.”
The 2013 champion, Aaron Mason, was the winner of the first Donington race; it was Aaron’s 20th career win and his fourth of the season.
Full reports on both Donington races can be found at http://www.vw-cup.co.uk/news.htm