Hunn keen to push Mazda’s po­ten­tial

Motor Sport News - - Sporting Scene -

Danny Hunn re­mains pos­i­tive about his still new Mazda RX-8 Na­tional Hot Rod, de­spite hav­ing a tor­rid time in the open­ing meet­ings of the year.

Al­though Hunn took a sev­enth spot in a heat in the car, which has a new shape for Na­tional Hot Rods, a spin and other in­ci­dents con­trived to keep him out of the places the rest of the evening.

He also strug­gled at Hednesford last week­end, with a spin drop­ping him back in the heats and 16th in the fi­nal.

“We’ve been un­lucky,” said Hunn. “The car feels good and it has po­ten­tial. [En­gine tuner] Carl Board­ley says there’s more to come out of the en­gine and [car builder] Sonny Howard reck­ons there are more tweaks to come too.”

De­spite the car still be­ing in its de­vel­op­ment stages, Hunn said that he is likely to play his joker in the next round at Northamp­ton on March 25.

“I know some peo­ple are watch­ing to see how we get on be­fore they place their or­ders with SHP, but ev­ery­body does seem keen for the Maz­das to do well,” added Hunn.

Hunn: Early strug­gles

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