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Hillspeed Ends Tough BARC Campaign With Fuller On Top

Howard Fuller Finished The Year As Top Hillspeed Driver - Photo Credit: Jakob Ebrey Photography

 

2010 Protyre Formula Renault BARC Champions Hillspeed ended their 2011 season with strong showing from its three drivers during the final rounds of the year at Silverstone.

Qualifying didn't go as well as hoped, with Indian racer Zaamin Jaffer leading the way in twelfth, with team-mate Howard Fuller once place behind and Sean Walkinshaw in twentieth. The start of the opening race saw Jaffer bundled down the order after being pushed wide, fighting back to take fifteenth at the finish.

Fuller got away well and climbed into the top ten on lap one, before gaining another place to finish ninth on the road, before being promoted a spot post-race after a rivals exclusion, so ended up eighth. Walkinshaw enjoyed a strong race, battling with more experienced rivals to eighteenth place.

Round Twelve saw Jaffer starting fourteenth, Fuller eighteenth and Walkinshaw twentieth again. Fuller produced an impressive race, carving his way through the field to finish in the top ten, with Jaffer also challenging for a top ten finish before ending thirteenth, while Walkinshaw finished twentieth to secure more championship points.

Hillspeed principal Richard Ollerenshaw said:“It's been a tough year for all the BARC drivers; they're all in their first year in the car and up against some very established and experienced competitors. They've all developed well in their own right and Sean has probably made the most progress of anybody as Zaamin and Howard have both raced cars previously. All in all, a tough year in BARC but not a bad one.”