IMPRESSIVE START TO DONINGTON WEEKEND FOR RAPID METCALFE Formula Renault UK race winner Jeremy Metcalfe signalled his intent to add more race victories to his 2007 tally at Donington Park National Circuit this weekend after setting the fastest...
IMPRESSIVE START TO DONINGTON WEEKEND FOR RAPID METCALFE
Formula Renault UK race winner Jeremy Metcalfe signalled his intent to add more race victories to his 2007 tally at Donington Park National Circuit this weekend after setting the fastest time during the second of two sessions of pre-event testing at the 1.96-mile Leicestershire venue earlier today.
The 19-year-old Loughborough University student, originally from Fleet in Hampshire, set a best lap of 1m 06.366 seconds (106.17mph) to head the times during this afternoon's 45-minute session, just over a 10th of a second clear of his nearest rival and almost six 10ths of a second faster than his closest AKA Cobra team-mate.
On combined times Jeremy's best lap of the day was good enough for third position overall and the BillChaser-supported racer is confident he has the car and the pace to challenge for a brace of pole positions during round 11 and 12 qualifying on Saturday and podium results at the very least on Sunday as the second half of the season begins.
Reflecting on the day's action at his adopted home circuit, Jeremy said: "It's been a good test, this morning we worked on the set-up and there were a few areas we needed to improve on which we did for the afternoon and everything felt much better. The car did feel good today overall so hopefully we look good for a strong weekend.
"During the second session we were fast on both old and new tyres so we're feeling pretty confident we've got good pace for qualifying and the races. It'd be nice to get a couple of poles on Saturday and that's what I'm aiming for to give us the best possible chance to fight for more wins."