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Weekend To Forget For Frank At Silverstone

Sunday, May 20, 2018

 

Round three of the 2018 Formula Renault Eurocup Championship at Silverstone proved to be one toforget for Tech 1 Racing Team driver Frank Bird after his home round started so positively yet he ended up with no points for his efforts.

 


 

After two superb results at Monza in Italy and Pau in France in recent weeks, the Cumbrian-born teenager was confident of continuing the great form for the Toulouse-based team in the Be Wiser Insurance, Hager, Loco Energy Drink and Frank Bird Poultry-backed car.

 

In glorious conditions at the historic Northamptonshire track, the 18 year old originally from Penrith qualified in a season best fifth place after being consistently inside the top ten throughout the Collective Tests. Sadly, however, hopes of a good result were dashed just three corners into the opening lap of race one when he was involved in a collision which led to retirement.

 

With another top five placing in the second qualifying session, Bird was hoping for better luck in race two, but it wasn’t to be when another collision not of his making took him out at The Vale half way round the opening lap, and although he gamely battled to 21st place after a pit stop to rectify the damage, he left disappointed and hoping for better luck next weekend at the race which supports the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix.

 

Frank Bird: “It’s been a frustrating weekend to forget really. Our pace was really good and has beenthe best so far this season, but the races haven’t gone our way. Q1 was good, the car felt great and I qualified fifth in my group which is the best so far this season. In race one, I made a good start but at Turn 3, I got hit from the side and spun out which left me stranded in the gravel and out of the race. Q2 was good again, and so was the car, and we qualified P5 in the group again. For the second race, I made another good start but at Turn 8, me and two other cars came together and broke my wing so had to pit to change it, so that was effectively it. I hope next weekend goes much better in Monaco but thanks to my dad, sponsors and team and I’d also like to wish Shakey well following his accident last week.”

 

Paul Bird, Team Owner PBM: “Frank once again was very impressive during testing and qualifying with his best performance of the season but he was plain unlucky in both races which is very frustrating for us all. Neither crash was his fault, but he paid a heavy penalty for being in the wrong place at the wrong time each time. We have made really good progress in recent rounds so he’s feeling good going into Monaco next weekend and hopefully can get a result that both he and the team deserves.”

 

2018 Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup Calendar

 

15 Apr  Paul Ricard
22 Apr  Autodromo Nazionale Monza
20 May  Silverstone
27 May   Monaco
22 Jul  Red Bull Ring
28 Jul  Spa-Francorchamps
2 Sep  Hungaroring
15 Sep  Nürburgring
21 Oct  Circuit de Catalunya

   
 

 

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