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Spa may change Wayne Boyd's world

By Sammy Hamill

Published 23/09/2016

Raring to go: Wayne Boyd is relishing Spa showdown
Raring to go: Wayne Boyd is relishing Spa showdown

Wayne Boyd is a classic case of "if he didn't have bad luck he wouldn't have any luck at all".

Nothing has gone right for the former British Formula Ford champion from Templepatrick since he got his long overdue break with the United Autosports LMP3 team in the European Le Mans sports car series.

After a promising start at Silverstone where Boyd and team-mates Matt Bell and Mark Patterson finished second in a United Autosports one-two, it has gone downhill fast - like at Imola where he had to drive the entire final stint behind the safety car.

This weekend it is Spa in Belgium for the penultimate round, where team-mates Alex Brundle, Christian England and Mike Guasch can clinch the LMP3 title, and Boyd wants just one thing - a drama-free race.

"I seem to say this before every race but I really hope our luck changes and we can have a good, clean, drama-free race so we can show our true pace and fight for a win," he said.

"Spa is definitely the race I've been looking forward to the most this year. It marks only the second track, along with Silverstone, where I have previous track knowledge. I've raced there twice, in 2008 and '09, winning two British Formula Ford races.

"It's a track that you always love driving no matter the conditions."

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