SNETTERTON SIGNALS SEASON RESTART The summer break is over for the Formula Renault UK teams who all head off to Snetterton in Norfolk this week for an action-packed weekend of racing. The CRS Racing team is refreshed and ready to go and hoping...
SNETTERTON SIGNALS SEASON RESTART
The summer break is over for the Formula Renault UK teams who all head off to Snetterton in Norfolk this week for an action-packed weekend of racing. The CRS Racing team is refreshed and ready to go and hoping that Harry Tincknell, Robert Foster-Jones and Michael Lyons will be adding to their points tally at fast and furious Snetterton.
Currently in fifth place in the standings, Harry Tincknell will be pushing hard to move back up the order as the second half of the season begins.
"I'm really looking forward to getting back out on track at Snetterton this weekend," said Harry. "Snetterton is where I took my first two race victories last season in a wet and cold Winter Series so it holds some good memories. I also went quickest there at the last official test day in the dry so I think no matter what conditions the British summer throws at us I think we are in good shape! The season got off to a really good start with five podiums in seven races, including the win at Rockingham and although we had a poor weekend by my standards at Croft I feel that we can now really push on in the second half of the season as it's all still to play for at the top of the championship. I've been working really hard during the last few weeks and I know the team has been also. I cannot wait to get back in the car on Friday morning and hopefully be at the top of the timesheets!"
Robert Foster-Jones is another CRS Racing driver who is raring to go when the season resumes at Snetterton.
"I'm looking forward going into the second half of the season," he said. "I have a positive attitude that we can do quite well and get some good results. In the long break we've just had I was training hard every day in order to gain as much as of an advantage as possible over my rivals. Snetterton is one of my better tracks and I have always gone well there in testing so I am confident between my engineer and myself we can get a good set up and get a good result."
Mick Lyons has been making very good progress so far this season and, after working hard on his fitness during the break, he is ready to get stuck in at Snetterton.
"It's great to be getting back in the car this weekend," said Mick. "The break has been good for me as it allowed me some time to get the metal work taken out of my shoulder and get back up to full race fitness. Snetterton is a good high-speed circuit and lap times are always really close there, which should make for some good racing. We were on the back foot in the test here due to tyre issues but I'm confident going into the weekend and can't wait to see where we stand. My key for this weekend is to get two good grid slots under my belt to make Sunday's job easier. The last race showed I had the pace to run with the quickest guys out there and I'm just keen to build on that to get my first breakthrough result this season."
Rounds 11 and 12 of the Formula Renault UK Championship take place this Sunday at 0950hrs and 1530hrs.