UK 2.0: Paddy Hogan Knockhill preview

HOGAN FOR KNOCKHILL Paddy Hogan the 21 year-old Dublin born race-driver heads to the Knockhill racing circuit in Fife, Scotland next week with the intention to continue his successful run in the hotly contested international Formula Renault ...

HOGAN FOR KNOCKHILL

Paddy Hogan the 21 year-old Dublin born race-driver heads to the Knockhill racing circuit in Fife, Scotland next week with the intention to continue his successful run in the hotly contested international Formula Renault UK championship. The Killiney pilot leads the feeder series to Formula 1 after the first six of the scheduled twenty races, but what is most impressive is that he has already scored five podium places and three outright victories. He drives for the AKA Lemac outfit.

"We must continue the good work in Scotland, on a circuit I know and like. At a Knockhill test-session earlier in the year I was the quickest in all conditions with the AKA Lemac car and there is no reason why we cannot build

on that experience. Tyre wear and changeable weather are two elements we will have to deal with next weekend," said a confident Paddy Hogan.

His aim this year is not only to win the Formula UK series, which is run in association with Michelin, and then to progress to Formula 3 or GP2 in 2007,

as well as getting a chance to be in line to drive for Ireland in A1GP. "The

more doors I can push open this year the better, because racing at this level is very expensive. Success in Renault is imperative and so is home support."

Hogan's schedule at Knockhill, which is part of a Renault Festival, is for qualifying on Saturday with two championship races on Sunday when the Irish driver hopes to extend his nineteen point lead in a hotly contested championship.

-ph

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