A-LEVEL SUCCESS SECURES RACE ACE BRATT OXFORD PLACE Adderbury teenager Will Bratt is today celebrating outstanding A-level exam success with 'A'-grades in History, Maths and Art meaning the Formula Renault UK race ace will now go on to take up...
A-LEVEL SUCCESS SECURES RACE ACE BRATT OXFORD PLACE
Adderbury teenager Will Bratt is today celebrating outstanding A-level exam success with 'A'-grades in History, Maths and Art meaning the Formula Renault UK race ace will now go on to take up his place at the University of Oxford.
On receiving his results this morning, the 18-year-old was delighted to have achieved the grades he required in order to be able to progress to the University of Oxford's Lincoln College where he will now go on to read History, beginning in October.
Alongside his impressive academic results, Will has also become one of the country's most promising young single-seater racing drivers this year having earned a superb debut victory in the Formula Renault UK Championship at the demanding Oulton Park Island Circuit in May. He is currently seventh overall in the driver standings.
As if excelling in his A-level studies at Banbury's Bloxham School has not been achievement enough though, Will's prowess at the wheel of a racing car is nothing short of exceptional. In short, to be able to combine the two disciplines effectively and successfully really does mark the Oxon sensation out as a superb role model.
"I am absolutely delighted to have achieved the grades I needed", commented an ecstatic Will after receiving his exam results this morning, "To be able to read History at Oxford is a dream come true and while it will be an incredible challenge, I'm confident we can continue to combine my education and motor racing successfully."
Will's A-level achievements are superb and especially so when taking into account the sheer intensity of the period which surrounded his exams.
In June, immediately after the conclusion of the second of two Formula Renault UK races at Knockhill Circuit in Scotland, Will made the long journey home to Adderbury before sitting not one, but five separate exam papers the very next day.
Arriving at Knockhill knowing two History papers, two Chemistry papers and one Maths paper awaited him on the Monday after the race meeting, Will still managed to record a fourth position race result in round eight of the championship -- his performance also seeing the Scorpio Motorsport star named the ELF/Atol Driver of the Day.
Proving young racing drivers do not have to sacrifice their academic studies in pursuit of success on the track, Will is keen to offer his gratitude to the teaching staff at Bloxham School who have enabled him to enjoy such terrific A-level success.
In particular, he would like to express his thanks to History tutor Ian Hatton who has also been a mentor to the 18-year-old.
Will's attention now returns to Formula Renault UK with the championship competitors benefiting from an exclusive day of official testing at Will's 'home' track, Silverstone National Circuit, next Tuesday, 22nd August.
The series' next two rounds, meanwhile, will take place at Donington Park Grand Prix Circuit in Leicestershire on 9th/10th September with just two more events then remaining on the 2006 championship calendar, one at Brands Hatch in Kent and then the season finale at Silverstone in October.