DONINGTON TEST SEES BRATT CONFIRM PODIUM PACE Adderbury single-seater star Will Bratt confirmed he will be in the hunt for podium results once again when the second half of the Formula Renault UK season starts at Donington Park National Circuit...
DONINGTON TEST SEES BRATT CONFIRM PODIUM PACE
Adderbury single-seater star Will Bratt confirmed he will be in the hunt for podium results once again when the second half of the Formula Renault UK season starts at Donington Park National Circuit this weekend, the triple race winner posting top three times in both of today's test sessions at the famous Leicestershire track.
Driving for Loughborough-based Apotex Scorpio Motorsport, the 19-year-old lapped with a best time of 1m 06.535 seconds (105.90mph) this morning to end the first of the day's two sessions in third position and then went on to confirm his pace in the afternoon, a lap of 1m 06.558 seconds (105.86mph) seeing Will set the third fastest time once more.
Since the beginning of the current season the Oxon racer has certainly matured into a genuine championship challenger. With three victories from the last four races and another podium finish from earlier in the season to his credit, hopes are high Will can attain more success this weekend during the 11th and 12th rounds of the season.
Commenting on today's pre-event test sessions, he said: "Obviously I'd have preferred to be fastest today but to be in the top three in both sessions was good and I'm pretty happy with our pace. We do need to improve if we're to challenge for wins this weekend but I'm confident a couple of podiums are quite possible.
"Both sessions were quite similar really, we were closer to the outright pace in the afternoon but there are still a couple of things we need to work on before qualifying on Saturday to make sure the car is working as well as possible. The team has done a good job today and hopefully we'll enjoy some good results together this weekend."
As Apotex Scorpio's home event, this weekend's races carry a great deal of importance for both driver and team and having achieved a podium during the corresponding fixture last year, the successful combination carries rightful confidence into Saturday's two qualifying sessions.