White en­dures mis­er­able Wal­ter Hayes

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For­mula Ford reg­u­lar Oliver White suf­fered dis­mal luck at last week­end’s Wal­ter Hayes Tro­phy, with two car fail­ures pre­vent­ing him from start­ing the event.

Fron­trun­ner White en­tered ini­tially in his Me­d­ina Mo­tor­sport-run Van Diemen RF01, but was forced to park that ma­chine af­ter an en­gine fail­ure on Thurs­day test­ing. White was then loaned an RF80 by Richard Tar­ling for test­ing on Fri­day, but that suf­fered too.

“The cam fol­lower on my orig­i­nal en­gine dis­in­te­grated and wrecked that, so it was re­ally nice of Richard to help us out, but we had bad luck with the RF80 too,” said White.

“Test­ing in the RF80 was great. It was softer than the modern cars I’m used to so was a real laugh to throw into cor­ners in the wet, but we heard a sound that turned out to be a pis­ton knock­ing. We could have done the event, but I didn’t want to risk dam­ag­ing a bor­rowed car and all of the good en­gines are al­ready in cars. We’ll be back next year and we’ll fo­cus our en­tire year around the Hayes, to make the car as good as pos­si­ble.”

White was on the side­lines

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