Will Bratt's participation at the second round of the FIA Formula Two Championship season at Magny-Cours next weekend is under threat due to a budget shortfall.
The Briton sits sixth in the standings after the opening round at Silverstone, where he finished second in both races, on the road at least. He was disqualified from the second race after inadvertently missing black flags that were issued to him after he was judged to have exceeded the track limits.
The TCF blogger is optimistic of good results at the French circuit, where he previously performed well on his way to taking the 2009 Euroseries 3000 title. However, his season could come to a halt before that if he does not secure the extra funding that he needs.
“Obviously the penalty at Silverstone was a big disappointment but that's in the past, I'm focused on next weekend now and aiming to get right back in the title fight,” he said. “At this stage though we don't know if we'll be able to make it to Magny-Cours, we're working really hard to secure the funds we need but it's very tight at the moment.
“Finishing second on the road in both Silverstone races showed what we're capable of, even though we were mysteriously down on straight-line speed. We need to analyse the data fully to see how we can improve that and then we should be even more competitive.
“I'm confident, if we can find enough budget for next weekend, we'll be right up there fighting for wins and podiums. The clock is ticking but we're doing everything we can to be on the grid in France.”
Potential backers and commercial investors interested in partnering Will are invited to contact Henry Spratt at Enterprise Sports Management on 0207 5903667 or by email to [email protected]