EU: Rupert Svendsen-Cook Silverstone preview

Svendsen-Cook chasing Silverstone success. Rupert looks ahead to his home round. Following a prolonged break since the last round in Belgium, Formula BMW Europe returns to action this weekend as the support act to the Santander British...

Svendsen-Cook chasing Silverstone success.

Rupert looks ahead to his home round.

Following a prolonged break since the last round in Belgium, Formula BMW Europe returns to action this weekend as the support act to the Santander British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

With the challengingly high-speed Northamptonshire circuit proving a highlight for many drivers and teams, for leading British driver Rupert Svendsen-Cook, rounds five and six of the championship also represents the most exciting race weekend of his burgeoning career.

The Ipswich youngster arrives at both his and the Double R Racing team's home round of Silverstone on a wave of confidence after scoring his best ever Formula BMW result last time out at Zolder. Furthermore, Rupert has since gone on to show front running pace during the three mid-season tests at Hockenheim, Spa-Francorchamps and the Hungaroring.

Indeed, as one of the highest classified British driver's in the Formula BMW Europe standings, Rupert is looking forward to competing in front of what will be a sell-out crowd.

Rupert said: "It is a great privilege to be racing at my home grand prix. I have always seen the British Grand Prix as the highlight of the British racing calendar, so to be racing there is hugely exciting.

"It is great to be one of the top British drivers so far this season and I hope I can carry that through into Silverstone. I think we have proved how competitive we can be during the recent tests so hopefully the extra buzz of competing at my home race will spur me on to greater success.

"Last year I went to the British Grand Prix and I remember wondering what it would be like to be racing there one day, but I didn't think it would be as soon as this," the MSA Race Elite driver added.

With Formula BMW Europe destined to breed tomorrow's stars of motorsport, Rupert is aware of the attention that is likely to surround him this weekend. Nonetheless, he is confident he can maintain the momentum he has built up in recent weeks.

"It is important for me to keep progressing as a driver, so I am mostly keen to improve on my results from Zolder. I think I can push for the top six though, which would be fantastic for me.

"This is the most important race of the season for me because the people from all realms of British motorsport will be keeping an eye on me, so it is my duty to be performing at my very best this weekend."

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