TINCKNELL BAGS TWO PODIUMS AT THRUXTON CRS Racing's Harry Tincknell took his first two podium finishes of 2010 at Thruxton this weekend, making a strong start to his second season in Formula Renault. During the first qualifying session on ...
TINCKNELL BAGS TWO PODIUMS AT THRUXTON
CRS Racing's Harry Tincknell took his first two podium finishes of 2010 at Thruxton this weekend, making a strong start to his second season in Formula Renault.
During the first qualifying session on Saturday, the team opted to run new then old wet tyres in the damp conditions. Ultimately this strategy wasn't right. Harry took seventh with Robert Foster-Jones, Victor Correa and Mick Lyons behind him in 12th, 15th and 20th places respectively. The second session was a lot better for Harry who took third and Robert who was ninth.
Harry got a good start in race one, which took place yesterday. Considering he started from seventh on the grid he did a fantastic job to hustle the car up to third by the end of the race. In race two today he was going great guns, taking second place before running wide and dropping to fourth. He picked himself up again and fought through to third, taking his second podium finish of the weekend.
After finishing a strong eighth in race one, Robert was looking for another good result today. After starting ninth he was going well until he ran wide and dropped right back to 18th place. He showed great maturity though with a drive through the field up to tenth place.
Mick had a blinding race today, going from 18th on the grid to eighth place at the end. After retiring from race one he wanted a good result today and he got one through some excellent overtaking moves.
This was Victor's first time at Thruxton and the super-fast track can be daunting for rookies. With the conditions changing throughout the practice sessions the Brazilian never got stable conditions in which to learn the track so he did well to come away with two finishes in 13th and 14th place.
"All the drivers did a good job this weekend," said CRS Team Director Andrew Kirkaldy. "I'm pretty happy with our performance even though as a team we didn't get it 100% right in qualifying. We took points though which is what counts when you are going for the championship."
-source: crs racing