Will Bratt was forced out of action at the latest rounds of the FIA Formula Two Championship at Brands Hatch after encountering last minute budget issues.

A run of three podiums from his last four races including a maiden victory at Spa-Francorchamps had brought the Banbury racer and TCF blogger back into title contention after a difficult start to the year. That made missing the two races at Brands Hatch even more frustrating, particularly being on home soil.

Despite a massive effort from Will's management literally up until qualifying began the budget needed for the weekend could not be found, forcing him onto the sidelines and all but ending his title hopes.

“We started the year with really only enough budget for the first two races at Silverstone, somehow though we managed to get half-way through the season,” said Will. “Not doing Brands was a serious blow as it’s both a circuit I like and a circuit I've won on three times in the past. I was very confident we'd have been really competitive this weekend.”

Will is hoping to secure the funding needed to race at the next round of the season at the Red Bull Ring in Austria on 27/28 August. Despite missing Brands Hatch he remains fourth in the standings.

“The F2 organisation has been brilliant but, at the end of the day, there's only so much you can do if you can't raise the funds. Although it's not mathematically impossible the title bid is over, but I want to be back to fight for more race wins. We're talking to several potential sponsors and I am confident of being in the car for Austria, although we've got nothing secured at this point in time.”

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