TURVEY MAKES IT LOOK EASY IN SCOTLAND Oliver Turvey and Team Loctite proved absolutely dominant in the latest rounds of the Formula BMW UK Championship at Knockhill in Scotland -- taking two pole positions, leading every lap of both races, and...
TURVEY MAKES IT LOOK EASY IN SCOTLAND
Oliver Turvey and Team Loctite proved absolutely dominant in the latest rounds of the Formula BMW UK Championship at Knockhill in Scotland -- taking two pole positions, leading every lap of both races, and winning by comfortable margins.
This crushing performance was particularly satisfying given the events of the previous rounds at Snetterton, where Turvey had also taken both pole positions. On that occasion he slid off on a dirty track in race one before fighting back to seventh, but sustained a broken engine frame that would badly compromise his second race, although he salvaged second.
There were no such disappointments at Knockhill. Normally this short, dramatic, track sees some of the closest qualifying action of the season, but Turvey's dominance in the damp conditions put paid to that, as the Cumbrian teenager put Team Loctite's car on pole by three-tenths of a second in each session.
Turvey then produced gloriously controlled performances on both the very wet track that the drivers encountered in race one, and in the dry afternoon weather. He quickly established a three second lead in the morning round and then protected the advantage as Team Loctite kept him informed of the gap back to the rest of the field. In race two, only traffic in the final laps brought the second placed driver within sight of Turvey, who calmly dealt with the impediment and cruised to yet another win.
"People are saying that Oliver is making it look easy," said Team Loctite team principal Trevor Powell, "but that is often the case when someone is absolutely on top of their game.
"It really was textbook stuff this weekend. It's not only Oliver's driving that is impressive, but his commitment to giving us perfect technical feedback is incredible. We know exactly what the car is doing at every corner, and that really helps to get the ideal set-up.
"The team deserve praise as well. It's difficult to describe how professional and dedicated this crew is -- and that's all the more impressive given their inexperience with single-seaters. Like Oliver, they are doing an absolutely stunning job at the moment.
"We're in a really strong position now as second in the championship is just about possible."
That would be an astonishing result for a team and driver combination that only joined the series seven races into the season, but such is Turvey and Team Loctite's form at present, it is conceivable that they might achieve it when the championship concludes at Silverstone in mid-October.