UK 2.0: Sam Bird Snetterton test

BIRD ON FIRE AT SNETTERTON! Sam Bird, 19, Claygate, Surrey, had a strong test session at Snetterton yesterday in his Fortec Motorsport Formula Renault. The McLaren Autosport Young Driver of the Year finalist and BRDC Rising Star was ...

BIRD ON FIRE AT SNETTERTON!

Sam Bird, 19, Claygate, Surrey, had a strong test session at Snetterton yesterday in his Fortec Motorsport Formula Renault.

The McLaren Autosport Young Driver of the Year finalist and BRDC Rising Star was consistently running at the top of the time tables in first and second places most of the day until an engine blow out spoiled his position.

"I was running in the top slot in session one" said Bird, winner of the last race at Knockhill "until championship leader Paddy Hogan put in a flyer and knocked me into second place. Then in the afternoon, I was up to second again when my engine blew, there were flames coming from the car, which stopped my session for the day. After that a couple of other drivers put in quick times to drop me to fourth overall."

"However, I am generally pleased with the day's test. Fortec has prepared me an excellent car and we have learned enough to put us in serious contention for the races here later in the season. In the meantime, I'm looking forward to Croft on July 15/16.

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Series Formula Renault
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