THE SUN SHINES ON HARRY CRS Racing's Harry Tincknell scored a confident victory in the second of today's two Formula Renault races at Rockingham. The 18 year-old almost had a perfect weekend after taking pole position for both races but...
THE SUN SHINES ON HARRY
CRS Racing's Harry Tincknell scored a confident victory in the second of today's two Formula Renault races at Rockingham. The 18 year-old almost had a perfect weekend after taking pole position for both races but narrowly missed out on the win in race one.
Robert Foster-Jones and Mick Lyons both took ninth place finishes; Robert in race one and Mick on race two. Victor Correa's best result was 12th in race one and he was unlucky to be pushed into a spin in race two which left him at the tail end of the pack.
"We pretty much dominated Saturday so I was very happy," said Harry. "Unfortunately after about two weeks of glorious weather I woke up this morning and it was all grey and dark so I wondered if that was a bad omen. I got a good start in the first race and had started to pull away but on the fourth lap I touched the grass going into the hairpin and ran wide. This gave Tama's the chance to get through and after that the car started to go off as the set-up wasn't perfect so I had to let him go."
Harry wasn't about to let that happen again in race two.
"The sun came out just before the start of the second race and I felt very confident as we came around on the formation lap," he said. "I knew that if I was first into turn one it was my race. I made one little mistake a few laps in but I held position and took it all the way to the flag. I'm very happy to get my first main series win. The team has worked long hours to get me here so I'm very happy for them. We need to keep the momentum going now but my confidence is high and I can't wait for Brands Hatch."
Mick Lyons had a very good weekend at Rockingham too. The Essex lad was incredibly quick during testing and converted this into two top 10 positions in qualifying on Saturday. Ninth and 11th in the two races show that Mick is making excellent progress now.
"All four drivers did well this weekend," commented CRS Team Director Andrew Kirkaldy. "Qualifying was extremely close and while Harry got pole for both races the other guys were down around 10th, even though they were all very quick. The win is fantastic for Harry's confidence and for the whole team; we all needed that. Mick did an amazing job and raced very well. He has really come on since he started using our simulator so they will all be in there this week!"
Harry doesn't have much time to enjoy his victory as the Formula Renault UK Championship now rolls straight into two more races at Brands Hatch next weekend. The CRS GT team will also be on track next weekend for the second event in the International GT Open Championship at the Nurburgring in Germany.
-source: crs racing