T Cars championship leader Luciano Bacheta is to make his single-seater racing debut next month in the Formula Palmer Audi Autumn Trophy, competing in the two triple-header meetings at Snetterton and Brands Hatch in ...
T Cars championship leader Luciano Bacheta is to make his single-seater racing debut next month in the Formula Palmer Audi Autumn Trophy, competing in the two triple-header meetings at Snetterton and Brands Hatch in early November.
Sixteen-year-old Bacheta has been one of the stars of the T Cars series, which is for 14 to 17-year-old racers, taking six victories and currently leads the championship by 10 points from Max Chilton with just one round remaining. The Essex-based youngster has recently tested the 300bhp FPA car at both Bedford Autodrome and Snetterton and claimed the experience gained there helped sway his decision towards competing in the Autumn Trophy. He said: "I think it'll be good to make the move now so that I'm ready for whatever I'm doing next year."
Bacheta, who took a double victory last time he raced at Snetterton back in August, is cautiously optimistic over his performance in the six-race series: "Obviously a lot will depend on how strong the competition is, but I'd like to think I can get some top 10s and maybe even the odd top five."
After the climax of his challenge for the T Cars title at the Brands Hatch MSVR Junior Festival on 28 October, Bacheta will turn his attention to the Autumn Trophy. This year's series commences at the super-fast Snetterton circuit in Norfolk on 4/5 November and concludes on Brands Hatch's Indy circuit the following weekend (11/12 November).
For more information about the 2006 Formula Palmer Audi Autumn Trophy, visit www.formula-palmer-audi.com