SOLID SNETTERTON PREPARATIONS PLEASE BRATT & SCORPIO Adderbury Formula Renault UK ace Will Bratt heads into next weekend's 13th and 14th rounds of the season at Snetterton aiming to make yet another visit to the podium having enjoyed a ...
SOLID SNETTERTON PREPARATIONS PLEASE BRATT & SCORPIO
Adderbury Formula Renault UK ace Will Bratt heads into next weekend's 13th and 14th rounds of the season at Snetterton aiming to make yet another visit to the podium having enjoyed a consistently productive test outing at the Norfolk circuit today.
The Apotex Scorpio Motorsport ace, currently in the midst of a superb run of success which has seen him appear on the rostrum at each of the last three race meetings, is looking forward to next weekend's action and is highly confident having ended today fifth fastest on combined times with a best lap of 1m 05.659 seconds (107.02mph).
Will started the day as the fastest driver of all, the aforementioned lap placing him at the top of the timesheets 0.167 seconds faster than championship leader Dean Smith, but during session two the Loughborough-based Apotex Scorpio squad elected to run the Oxon 19-year-old in the team's second car in order to conduct some 'shake-down' work.
The third and final session, which took place on a drying track after some rainfall during the lunch-break, saw Will continually among the top three or four runners and he eventually ended up with the fifth fastest time of 1m 08.189 seconds (103.05mph).
"This afternoon was all about being the last car out there really as the track was drying more and more as the session progressed," explained Will, "It was still quite greasy but it was a useful session as we're anticipating similar weather next weekend, it's been good to learn what the car will do at Snetterton in these conditions.
"I'm happy with the car, being quickest in the first session was good and we made sure we have a good set-up for next weekend's races. In session two the team decided we should give the second car a shake-down and while we were out on track we were in the top three which was positive."
He added: "We're really pleased with how today has gone and while we were already feeling confident, the work we've done today has been a pleasant boost. Obviously I want to win next weekend but I think we can confidently aim for a couple of podiums."
Qualifying for round 13 of the Formula Renault UK Championship will take place at Snetterton on Saturday, 28th July, at 10.35 with the round 14 session to follow at 14.40.
Both races, which will be screened live on digital satellite and cable subscription channel Setanta Sports 1, are scheduled for Sunday, 29th July, with round 13 beginning at 11.10 and round 14 timetabled for 15.30. Pre-event testing will be held on Friday, 27th July.