UK 2000: Sam Bird Snetterton test 2006-03-09

BIRD IS TOP ROOKIE IN THE WET AT SNETT! Sam Bird finished in 3rd place in the second official test session for Formula Renault UK with Michelin at Snetterton yesterday, March 9. Torrential rain at Snetterton this week in the second official...

BIRD IS TOP ROOKIE IN THE WET AT SNETT!

Sam Bird finished in 3rd place in the second official test session for Formula Renault UK with Michelin at Snetterton yesterday, March 9.

Torrential rain at Snetterton this week in the second official Formula Renault UK with Michelin two day test meant that times were much more spread out than last week's times at Oulton Park.

"I've had very little experience driving the Formula Renault car in the wet before" said Sam after the first session on Wednesday, when he finished in 7th place on the time sheets. "I'm learning all the time and really enjoying the challenge".

By day two, Sam had got to grips with the car and weather and ended the day in 3rd place, only 0.149sec behind his Fortec Motorsport team mate, James Sutton and 0.028sec behind third year returnee Patrick Hogan.

"As a rookie in this series, I am quite pleased with my pace" commented Sam. "but we still have a lot to learn and there's obviously a huge difference between testing and racing, so that will pose yet further challenges for me"

Testing resumes next Wednesday and Thursday on the Indy Circuit at Brands Hatch.

-sbr

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Series Formula Renault
Drivers Patrick Hogan , Sam Bird , James Sutton