BRATT 'BEST OF THE REST' DURING SNETTERTON TEST Will Bratt heads into this weekend's 13th and 14th rounds of the Formula Renault UK season at Snetterton confident of maintaining his top three placing in the championship standings after a solid...
BRATT 'BEST OF THE REST' DURING SNETTERTON TEST
Will Bratt heads into this weekend's 13th and 14th rounds of the Formula Renault UK season at Snetterton confident of maintaining his top three placing in the championship standings after a solid performance in pre-event testing at the Norfolk venue today.
The 19-year-old Apotex Scorpio Motorsport star, from Adderbury near Banbury, ended today's brace of 50-minute test sessions fourth fastest overall on combined times with a best lap of 1m 05.260 seconds (107.68mph), set during the afternoon.
Headed only by three Fortec Motorsport drivers, Will once again underlined his position as the main rival to the reigning champions and is hoping he will be able to continue his excellent run of success which has seen him climb the podium at each of the last three race meetings.
During the first of today's two sessions, the triple race winner produced a quickest lap of 1m 05.806 seconds (106.78mph) to set the fifth fastest time and it is hoped the team will be able to carry this level of consistency through to Saturday's two qualifying sessions.
"We've had two good, strong sessions today and I'm happy with the car", said Will at the conclusion of the test, "Obviously there are no prizes for today, we're not going to know exactly where we are until tomorrow but we're certain we should be very competitive when the pressure is on.
"We made progress throughout the day which was good and we are feeling pretty confident ahead of qualifying. We know there is work to do to get ahead of the Fortec cars but we've been best of the rest again today, we're pumped up for the challenge."
Round 13 qualifying is scheduled for 10.40 tomorrow, Saturday, 28th July, with the round 14 session expected to follow at 14.50. Both of the weekend's races will take place on Sunday, 29th July, with round 13 timetabled to begin at 11.05 and round 14 set to follow at approximately 16.10.