BRATT PLEASED WITH PROGRESS AT SILVERSTONE Scorpio Motorsport's Will Bratt made great strides during official testing at Silverstone National Circuit today, the Apotex Pharmaceuticals-backed sensation ending the session just three 10ths of ...
BRATT PLEASED WITH PROGRESS AT SILVERSTONE
Scorpio Motorsport's Will Bratt made great strides during official testing at Silverstone National Circuit today, the Apotex Pharmaceuticals-backed sensation ending the session just three 10ths of a second adrift of the top of the timesheets.
The 18-year-old, from Adderbury near Banbury, posted a quickest lap of 55.185 seconds (106.92mph) during the three-hour afternoon session to set the eighth fastest time of the day overall, an improvement of six 10ths of a second on his fastest lap from the morning.
Will's excellent display at his 'home' circuit was captured by television cameras from the Abingdon-based Central News South studios, local ITV1 broadcast journalist Kirsten Hill also having the opportunity to experience several laps of the 1.63-mile venue during the lunch-break as a passenger alongside the Scorpio ace in a Subaru Impreza WR1.
With his success on the track more than replicated by outstanding A-level exam results which have enabled him to take up a place to read History at the University of Oxford's Lincoln College, Will's ability to combine his racing and education at the highest level has ensured the teenager is achieving a great deal of attention in the Oxon area.
"I'm pleased to have made it into the top eight", said Will at the end of the day, "We did struggle a little bit in the morning on our old tyres but this afternoon things were much better and I'm fairly pleased with our time on the whole.
"The good news is that my fastest lap wasn't a one-off, we set a consistent run of competitive lap times so I think we can be confident ahead of the Silverstone races at the end of the season. The television interview with Central News South was good fun too and I'd like to thank them for coming along to Silverstone today."
Formula Renault UK now has less than three weeks to wait until rounds 15 and 16 of the season at Donington Park Grand Prix Circuit on 9th/10th September, the category acting as support to the British round of the World Series by Renault. Official testing for the Formula Renault UK runners will be held on Wednesday, 6th September.
Following the Donington races, just two meetings will remain in the 2006 season with the first taking place at Brands Hatch in Kent at the end of September and the season finale to be staged at Silverstone on 14th/15th October.