Bardon, Leicestershire, UK -- 23 July 2007: The AKA Cobra team is looking forward to some good results at Snetterton this weekend, after a couple of tough races at Donington Park recently. The team was out testing at Snetterton last ...
Bardon, Leicestershire, UK -- 23 July 2007: The AKA Cobra team is looking forward to some good results at Snetterton this weekend, after a couple of tough races at Donington Park recently.
The team was out testing at Snetterton last Thursday in preparation for this weekend's races, rounds 13 and 14 of the Formula Renault UK Championship.
"The test went okay for us last week. Jeremy was consistently the fastest car on the track. It was spoiled somewhat by the rain, a bit like everything else in the country that day. Although the test was slightly inconclusive due to the weather I think we have the pace we need to do a good job at Snetterton."
Adam Christodoulou (currently 4th in Championship standings):
"Snetterton is another one of the fastest circuits in the UK. Even though there aren't many different corners it's definitely a tricky circuit to get your head around. I've never raced there but I've got a good idea that's its going to be a good couple of races and I'm really looking forward to it. The test last week didn't quite go our way as we had a problem with the motor that put us back a bit but until that point it was all going strong so I'm optimistic."
Jeremy Metcalfe (currently 7th in Championship standings):
"We had a good day at Snetterton last week and we completed plenty of work ahead of the weekend's races which will hopefully stand us in good stead. It was important to go there and test strongly so I'm pleased with how things have gone. The car worked well in the dry and the wet and although we didn't go a for a time at the end of the last session as the track dried more and more, we know we've got a good package. I'm confident we should be pretty strong at the weekend in any conditions and I want to be back on the podium, that's the aim."
Chris Holmes (currently 9th in Championship standings):
"I was pleasantly surprised by our pace at the test last week. It was hard to get a good run in the morning as there were so many red flags. After the rain at lunchtime I went out on wets and ran in the top four the whole time so I was pleased with that. I don't really know what to expect for the races this weekend. I feel positive but it'll be as tough as ever. My aim is a top six finish now as I want to work up to the podium by the end of the year. We'll know more after the test on Friday."
Nathan Caratti (currently 12th in Championship standings):
"The Snetterton test didn't go according to plan for me. During the first session we were running on old rubber first, and then when we put some better tyres on I had a crash which ended my session. This also cut my second session short as the team worked hard to get the car back together in time. I also had a problem with my rear wing in that session so I didn't get as much running as I would have liked. We just came back from Assen and we made some positive changes to the car and showed some good speed there. We should be able to bring this to Snetterton and run well inside the top ten. Hopefully this weekend I can have some better luck as someone else must have been having my share recently!"
The teams have one more opportunity to test at Snetterton on Friday before qualifying on Saturday and both races on Sunday at 1110hrs and 1530hrs.
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