When the flag dropped to start the race, Joe put in a display of quality racing, thrilling the crowd and crossing the line fourth in his first final. This gave him grid four for final two and every prospect of a win.
Rolling out on his formation lap for final two disaster happened, the motor died and he was forced to watch the race he should have been competing in.
Undaunted Joe went out for day two knowing that a podium for the weekend was unikely but determined to enjoy his opportunity.
Qualifying was marginally better but still put him grid 10, he charged hard in race one and showing impressive driving he finished P4 leaving him very well placed for the win in final 2.
Joe once again showed his talent this time taking the lead very early on and holding it until near the end when a loss of power saw him relinquish the lead to his team mate and crossing the line P2.
Inspection of his motor in scrutineering revelaed how close the motor was to siezing so he was fortunate to finish.
The loss of the final on Saturday was costly, had he won he would have won the event, had he finished where he started he would have been on the podium.
There are two more races in the series, one in Ostricourt and then back to Genk.
Finances are a major issue but if it can be financed then he will be there flying the flag for the UK drivers.
The regulations allow him to ‘drop’ two finals over the three round six day event so he still has the chance to win the series which if he does gives him a ticket to the World Finals in Dubai.
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With finances limiting Joe we were delighted to see him out at the first round of the BNL in Genk Belgium in May.
Crossing into Europe to race in Genk, Belgium, Joe would take part in his first ever race meeting abroad against a grid of highly experienced drivers who had been to the track many times including the early season 'shakedown' last month- it would be a 'baptism of fire'.
The weekend consisted of qualifying and two finals on both the Saturday and Sunday with culumative points determining the winner.
Showing impressive racecraft Turney was immediately on the pace of the other 32 top European racers.
Qualifying was tough and typically incredibly close. He finished a disappointing 12th but was just one tenth of a second off third place!
12th didn't trouble Joe, he knows how to race and he knew where he needed to be to be able to convert final two into a win.