BRATT AIMING FOR TOP SIX ON GRID AT THRUXTON Scorpio Motorsport's Will Bratt declared himself satisfied following today's official Formula Renault UK test session at Thruxton ahead of the fifth and sixth rounds of the season which take place at...
BRATT AIMING FOR TOP SIX ON GRID AT THRUXTON
Scorpio Motorsport's Will Bratt declared himself satisfied following today's official Formula Renault UK test session at Thruxton ahead of the fifth and sixth rounds of the season which take place at the Hampshire venue this weekend, 3rd/4th June.
As one of a quartet of drivers to have tasted victory so far this season, the 18-year-old from Adderbury in Oxon goes into the third race meeting of the year fourth overall in the championship standings. But while aiming to continue its terrific start to the season, the whole Scorpio team knows tomorrow's qualifying session will be of utmost importance.
Unfortunately for Will the first 45 minutes of testing this morning were compromised due to a brake problem with his car, resulting in a quickest lap of 1m 11.286 seconds (118.98mph) which placed him 14th on the timesheets.
During this afternoon's second period of testing, with the brake issue having been rectified, Will managed to improve his time by setting a lap of 1m 11.151 seconds (119.20mph) which saw him classified as the eighth fastest driver.
"This morning's session was the quicker of the two but, unfortunately, we had a bit of a brake problem which resulted in slower times than we had hoped for", commented Will at the conclusion of a dry and sunny day's testing.
"We were fairly pleased with the eighth fastest time in session two and I think that's more of a true marker of our real pace here at the moment, but there were quite a few stoppages due to red flags which interrupted the flow of the session.
"However, we know there are a few changes to make to the car and if everything goes well for us in qualifying I'm hopeful we can start both races from somewhere on the first three rows on the grid."
Qualifying for the fifth and sixth rounds of the season will take place tomorrow, Saturday, 3rd June, at 10.20 and 14.40 respectively.
Both races, meanwhile, are scheduled to take place on Sunday, 4th June, with round five expected to get underway at 13.00 and round six set to start at 16.35. Motors TV, which is available through channel 413 on the Sky Digital platform and via cable operator NTL on channel 173, will broadcast rounds five and six live.