UK 2.0: Pippa Mann Oulton Park summary

PIPPA MANN THRILLS CROWD IN `CASCADES' OVERTAKING MANOEUVRE Beating the weather the British driver secures two solid finishes Round Two of the Formula Renault 2.0 UK at Oulton Park saw Pippa Mann battle it out against her opponents and an entire...

PIPPA MANN THRILLS CROWD IN `CASCADES' OVERTAKING MANOEUVRE
Beating the weather the British driver secures two solid finishes

Round Two of the Formula Renault 2.0 UK at Oulton Park saw Pippa Mann battle it out against her opponents and an entire weekend of unpredictable weather, to take a credible 15th place in Race One and a solid 18th position in Race Two. In doing so Mann brought home two points-finishes for Comtec Racing's solo entry into the series, and a pleasing result for the team in light of their testing ban.

The highlight of the weekend came on Sunday where, in Race Two, Mann showed her determination and skill as she dared to overtake in one of the fastest corners on the circuit. Approaching fifth gear left-hander `Cascades', Mann capitalized on the mistake made by the driver in front, and launched her car around the outside of her rival, causing the crowd to leap to its feet with excitement. Mann executed the manoeuvre with precision and was pleased to bring the car across the finishing line to score her second points of the weekend.

"People have told me a whole bank of spectators were cheering when the move came off," said Mann. "There was a moment when it got a little close contact at that speed would not have been fun, but he gave me just enough room. It was definitely one of the biggest overtaking manoeuvres I've ever done. This was always going to be a tough weekend because of the testing ban and then the weather. Considering everything we were up against, it was nice to bring home two points finishes, and one of them a top 15 result. Overall it was a solid performance, and it was nice to do a bit of serious overtaking again!"

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Series Formula Renault
Drivers Pippa Mann