UK: CRS Thruxton preview

Formula Renault UK rolls into Thruxton this weekend for rounds three and four of the 2009 Championship. After a good start at Brands Hatch, and a good test at Thruxton last week, CRS Racing will be looking to take a lot of points out of this race...

Formula Renault UK rolls into Thruxton this weekend for rounds three and four of the 2009 Championship. After a good start at Brands Hatch, and a good test at Thruxton last week, CRS Racing will be looking to take a lot of points out of this race weekend.

JOSH SCOTT:

"The test at Thruxton was a good one. We were quick in the morning and I knew there was more to come out of me and a little bit more out of the car. In the second session we tried a few different things with the car and with my driving and they didn't quite work as well as in the morning. I am feeling pretty confident going to Thruxton as I've finished second there before, from seventh on the grid. Unlike Brands you can actually pass here so even if things don't go the way I want them to in qualifying I could still get a top five finish. Brands hatch was not a bad start to the year. We got the ball rolling nicely with some good points and I am very happy being the top-placed CRS driver in the standings. So again I'm looking for the best results I can get; of course I want to win but winning can't always happen so some more good points will be good."

LEWIS WILIAMSON:

"After Brands Hatch and having a week out of the car I was dying to get back in it for the Thruxton test. After a few laps to settle back into things I managed P4 in the first session. The second session in the afternoon was frustrating as not many people managed to go faster. I didn't manage it but since the test I have gone through a few things and I think I know where I can improve."

HARRY TINCKNELL:

"The Thruxton test went well for me, it was a big confidence boost to be P1 overall for the day by a quarter of a second. Having said that there is definitely a lot more hard work to do next week and when we get to the track on Saturday morning. It was only my second time at Thruxton, but I managed to pick up where I left off last time straight away and was quickest in the morning session. In the afternoon we tried a few things with the car and I didn't quite hook up a perfect lap but I'm still confident I can do well this weekend. We're going straight out into qualifying on new tyres so it is important to be focussed and ready to get on with the job straight away, as we don't have many laps before the new tyres start to lose their advantage. Brands Hatch was a great weekend for me and to be on pole position and the podium in my first race has given me great belief for the season and it was a great way to start. I am however aware that it is going to be really hard to consistently repeat my performance at Brands and my main focus is still to win the Graduate Cup. Overall it was a very positive test and I look forward to racing in front of lots of friends and family next weekend as this is my home track."

MATIAS LAINE:

"Thruxton will be an interesting weekend as we go straight into qualifying on Saturday. I have a good feeling about it though. The test was okay; I had a few problems but we will res olve those and I will try my hardest to do the best job."

MICHAEL LYONS:

"I am looking forward to what should be an interesting race at Thruxton, having come off what for me was a good test last week. I feel I am now closer to where I belong and it should give me the opportunity to eclipse the traumas I suffered at Brands Hatch in the first round!"

-credit: crs

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