Andy Richardson Adds To Formula Ford Silverware


Andy Richardson has added to his trophy collection at Snetterton but was unable to topple the domination held by Dan Cammish.

Returning to action weeks after his last outing in a Formula Ford at Croft – Richardson suffered straight from the off as a clutch issue on a newly installed engine limit much of his potential Friday running.

Indeed the issues continued into qualifying as a turbo boost problem limited the Grantham born racer to only five laps and a tenth place grid position.

Overheating issues going into race one meant he was in with little chance of challenging for an overall podium – eventually settling for seventh – but that still gave him a good result in the Scholarship class, third place in the end.

The second race added to Richardson’s misery as yet another issue – tyre wear – restricted him to ninth place. However, keeping a calm head when all those around him were losing theirs saw a fifth place overall finish lead on to another Scholarship podium.

Richardson said: “The overheating issues that we’ve had this weekend really hurt our chances and we also suffered with tyre degradation, so we need to have a look at what caused the problem with the tyres to make sure we don’t have a repeat.

“When the car was running properly early in the races, it felt really good but we weren’t able to show what we were really capable of, as the issues we faced were probably costing us a few seconds a lap by the end.

“It was important for us to keep pushing however, and even with the problems, we’ve come away from the weekend with two pieces of silverware. We’ll work to get to the root of the overheating issues to ensure there is no repeat when we head to Scotland later in the month.”