UK 2000: Jeremy Metcalfe Snetterton test 2006-03-08

HEAVY RAIN CAUSES NO PROBLEMS FOR IMPRESSIVE METCALFE Atrocious conditions offered no problems at all for Formula Renault UK ace Jeremy Metcalfe at Snetterton Circuit today, the Hampshire driver concluding the opening day of official pre-season...

HEAVY RAIN CAUSES NO PROBLEMS FOR IMPRESSIVE METCALFE

Atrocious conditions offered no problems at all for Formula Renault UK ace Jeremy Metcalfe at Snetterton Circuit today, the Hampshire driver concluding the opening day of official pre-season testing at the Norfolk venue second fastest on the timesheets.

The Team Lemac AKA star, who is preparing to start only his second season in the world-renowned category, continued the terrific form he displayed at Silverstone last week by ending today's test with a fastest lap of 1m 16.218 seconds (92.19mph).

Just four 10ths of a second adrift of experienced team-mate Patrick Hogan, Jeremy was delighted with his performance during the first of two day's of testing at the 1.95-mile track and is feeling confident ahead of tomorrow's outing which will hopefully bring with it an improvement in the weather.

Heavy rainfall during the morning became even more persistent in the afternoon, resulting in a lot of standing water on the circuit and slower second session lap times, but the Fleet-based 17-year-old was still happy with his performance.

Jeremy commented: "The conditions were very tricky today but it was good to get some full wet-weather running and I'm confident we've found a very good set-up for any wet races we have this season.

"I'm very pleased to have ended today second fastest overall and I think we can be happy with what we've achieved. I'm delighted with the way the team and I are working together, we're learning and improving all the time, and I truly believe we will have a very strong season in Formula Renault UK this year."

He added: "I'm hopeful the weather will improve tomorrow so we can work on a good set-up for Snetterton in the dry but whatever happens, I'm sure we'll be quick and will be able to challenge at the top of the timesheets."

-tlaka

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