Taylor’s Tour…..

Henry Taylor\'s day job is running a mortgage broking business in Eastbourne on the south coast of England, when not taking part in the Seat Cupra Championship

The SEAT Cupra Championship has now ended so I thought I’d give you a brief overview how it went. We got a late deal to race in the SEATs and this put us behind due to lack of winter testing. We also missed the first two rounds, which didn’t help in our hunt for the crown.

Our first race was on the infamous Thruxton circuit. Thruxton is the fastest circuit in the UK so it is not the best place to drive a car for the first time. We missed testing but I managed to qualify the car in fifth for both races, which was pretty good considering the circumstances.

The car was damaged in the first round and this basically set the tone for the season. If there was any bad luck going, we got it. From the car being smashed to pieces at Oulton Park to it catching fire in Scotland, we saw it all.

It’s not been the best season I have had. But despite it all we came through fighting for fifth in the championship. And considering the person I was fighting with had done six races more than me it wasn’t a bad result. But ‘not bad’ is not what I’m here for. I want to win.

Winter is the time to try and generate sponsorship for next season and hopefully do some testing.

We will certainly be one of the favourites for the championship next season if I can get the budget together in time. Sponsorship packages are now available.

Here are the final championship standings after all the dropped scores:

Tom Boardman 265 pts
Mat Jackson 253 pts
Tom Ferrier 216 pts
Carl Breeze 193 pts
Alan Blencowe 116 pts
Henry Taylor 116 pts