UK: CRS Racing Snetterton preview

It's a good job that CRS has separate GT and Formula Renault race teams. No sooner has the GT team returned from the Spa 24 Hours, Formula Renault bursts back into life with two races at Snetterton this weekend. After the mid-season break, Josh...

It's a good job that CRS has separate GT and Formula Renault race teams. No sooner has the GT team returned from the Spa 24 Hours, Formula Renault bursts back into life with two races at Snetterton this weekend.

After the mid-season break, Josh Scott is ready to get back to racing; especially after taking his first win last time out at Silverstone. Harry Tincknell is out to increase his lead in the Graduate Cup standings, whilst Matias Laine, Lewis Williamson and Michael Lyons are all eager to get back on track at Snetterton after getting good results during the recent test there.

JOSH SCOTT:

"I am really looking forward to Snetterton after the two day test we had there a little while ago. We were quick there and, after the race win at Silverstone, I am feeling confident. Snetterton has quite a simple layout but it is very challenging, especially with the long back straight where you need to get a good run out of turn two to be quick down it. The wind usually plays a big part here as the track is so exposed to the elements so the wind will dictate the performance of the car in a couple of key places on the track, mainly turns one and three. The mid-season break is always nice for the first couple of weeks but especially after Silverstone I am really eager to get back into the car and charge hard for the rest of the season!"

HARRY TINCKNELL:

"We have had a lot of official testing at Snetterton this year which has been good for me as I have been able to work with Paul Jackson, my engineer, and Tim Mullen who coaches us. Not only has my driving improved a lot but we also have a good balance in the car coming into this weekend. In the last session of the official test last month I was third fastest but I think it is going to be very close this weekend as everyone has had so much testing here this year. Everyone knows the track really well. In one session I was only 18 hundredths of a second off the pace and I was eighth quickest so I know that qualifying is going to be so important because not even two tenths could cover the whole top 10! At Silverstone I had two poor grid positions by my standards but I managed to race well, particularly in the second race where I came from 15th to eighth, proving I had the pace to run at the front. If I can have two good qualifying sessions to throw me right up in the mix then I know I can race well and anything can happen."

MATIAS LAINE:

"We had a good test at Snetterton so I hope we can carry this through to the race weekend. It is one of my favourite tracks so I am very much looking forward to racing there and I think we have every chance of some good results."

LEWIS WILIAMSON:

"I'm really looking forward to this week. We've had a good few weeks off now so I'm keen to get back in the car, refreshed and ready to go. I can't wait to go back to Snetterton as we had a very positive two-day test there. I topped the timesheets in the first of the afternoon runs on the first day and the car felt superb; I could really push it to the limit."

MICHAEL LYONS:

"I'm looking forward to Snetterton as it's a good circuit with a nice mix of technical chicanes and very fast corners. The summer break has allowed me time to get myself together and I hope this will show though in my results. The test at Snetterton went well and despite some small issues I was able to make some big improvements so hopefully this will also show through."

-credit: crsr

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Series Formula Renault
Drivers Tim Mullen , Michael Lyons , Matias Laine , Lewis Williamson
Teams Williams