UK 2000: Sam Bird Croft test notes 2006-03-23

BIRD FASTEST IN FINAL FORMULA RENAULT TEST Sam Bird, the 19 year old Fortec Motorsport driver and McLaren Autosport BRDC Young Driver of the Year finalist, headed the time sheets today at Croft, the North Yorkshire circuit where...

BIRD FASTEST IN FINAL FORMULA RENAULT TEST

Sam Bird, the 19 year old Fortec Motorsport driver and McLaren Autosport BRDC Young Driver of the Year finalist, headed the time sheets today at Croft, the North Yorkshire circuit where he enjoyed a double win last year in the Formula BMW UK series.

Bird, a rookie in Formula Renault, finished only a whisker ahead of his nearest rival, but was justifiably pleased with his performance. "Today went well -- we were quite quick in the morning session and improved in the afternoon. I t feels very good to be back on top of a time sheet. I had limited experience in the car prior to the official testing started, so I am quite pleased that in a level playing field, when all drivers went out on new tyres for the final session, I could put in some quick laps. I'm really looking forward to the first races of the season at Brands Hatch on April 8/9."

-sambird.com

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