UK 2.0: Jeremy Metcalfe Brands Hatch preview

Formula Renault UK sensation Jeremy Metcalfe is brimming with confidence ahead of the penultimate race meeting of the season at Brands Hatch Indy Circuit next weekend, 23rd/24th September, after a superb outing during last Sunday's event at ...

Formula Renault UK sensation Jeremy Metcalfe is brimming with confidence ahead of the penultimate race meeting of the season at Brands Hatch Indy Circuit next weekend, 23rd/24th September, after a superb outing during last Sunday's event at Donington Park.

Racing as part of the support package for the annual British round of the World Series by Renault, the 18-year-old AKA Lemac star produced two fantastic performances in rounds 15 and 16 to not only make a deserved return to the podium but to also emerge victorious in the battle for the Donington Park Racing Association Club Cup.

On the back of such a successful weekend, attended by an incredible 90,000 spectators, the Fleet teenager heads to Brands Hatch just over a week from now fully confident of adding to his podium tally during the 17th and 18th rounds of the season.

"I'm very confident for Brands", said Jeremy, "It'll be important to have a good qualifying as it's vital to start as close to the front of the grid as possible on the Indy Circuit. I'm sure we'll be on the pace from the off which will stand us in good stead for the races."

With just four races remaining in the 2006 Formula Renault UK Championship, Jeremy is third in the driver standings, tied on points with Sam Bird. If the BillChaser-backed ace can repeat the podium performance he showed during the season-opening event, which was also at Brands Hatch, he stands a superb chance of making third place his own.

"I'll be putting all my effort into qualifying as our starting position will almost certainly make all the difference, the races normally look after themselves at Brands", added the Hampshire sensation.

"Testing will be really important but I know AKA has a good set-up and we're very much looking forward to enjoying a couple of podiums. The competition is obviously very tough but we're confident we'll be challenging at the front all weekend."

Returning to its usual slot on the British Touring Car Championship package at Brands Hatch, the Formula Renault UK competitors will have the opportunity to test at the Kent venue next Friday, 22nd September.

Round 17 qualifying will start atq1.20 on Saturday, 23rd September, with the round 18 session to follow at 16.10. Both races are scheduled for Sunday, 24th September, with the first 24-lap encounter expected to get underway at 11.55 and round 18 timetabled to begin at 15.05.

Motors TV will broadcast all of the raceday action live on channel 413 of the Sky Digital platform and through cable provider NTL on channel 545.

-credit: www.jeremymetcalfe.com

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Series Formula Renault
Drivers Sam Bird , Jeremy Metcalfe