For over 40 years Cobra Seats has been manufacturing exclusively in the United Kingdom, earning a reputation that unites innovative technology, quality of design and functional elegance.
It’s a reputation built on passion. In the 1960’s Len Dunsford was acknowledged as one of the country’s best vehicle trimmers – his work graced racing cockpits used by names like Moss, McQueen and Clark.
Nowadays modern heroes place their trust in Cobra’s ability to combine the very highest safety standards with weight saving technology… and Cobra is still a family run company – grandson Mark, who is Managing Director, shares his father’s and grandfather’s “hands on” passion for the art of building the finest seats and car interiors.
At Cobra we are proud that half of the drivers in the British Touring Car Championships use our products – and even more pleased that the top three drivers in the standings after another thrilling day of racing at Snetterton use Cobra seats: In fact, if you take a look at the standings, you’ll see that in addition to Colin Turkington, Andrew Jordan and Rory Butcher who hold first, second and third places in the rankings at the moment, Dan Cammish, Tom Ingram and Matt Neal mean that drivers using Cobra seats currently claim six of the top eight places in the Drivers’ Championship as we head towards the next meeting at Thruxton.
The statistics (almost) say it all: Drivers using Cobra seats took the top seven positions in qualifying, the top seven positions in Race 1, the top eight positions in Race 2 and the top six positions in Race 3.
… and if Colin Turkington’s double didn’t grab all the headlines, then controversy in Race 3 involving three more drivers using Cobra seats ensured that “The Cobra Boys” really did dominate the news reports from start to finish!
It was a great weekend at Croft with drivers in Cobra seats grabbing most of the headlines!
The precedent was set in a bizarre qualifying session which saw no fewer than five red flags and the session ending prematurely when an off for “Cobra driver” Andrew Jordan “promoted”, erm, Andrew Jordan to the front of the grid!
A huge crowd at Britain’s fastest circuit enjoying the spring weather witnessed a great weekend for drivers using Cobra seats as Thruxton played host to Rounds 7, 8 and 9 of the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship.
The best attended Saturday practice this century witnessed a fascinating battle for pole, with Sam Tordoff nudging Dan Cammish into second on the grid, with Andrew Jordan (fully recovered from that horrendous side impact last time out) in third and Colin Turkington in fourth.
The rain Gods again caused mischief at qualifying for the latest round of the British Touring Car Championship at Donington Park, with poor weather and red flags dominating proceedings.
Not that “Cobra driver” Colin Turkington seemed to mind: Despite losing a lap time for exceeding track limits, Colin was still able to register the fastest time and take the 18th pole of his career by a whopping 0.6 of a second, although incredibly it was Turk’s first pole for two years!