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Fluid looking for Formula Ford Success at Snetterton

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Norfolk based Fluid Motorsport are looking for triple success on home soil as they head to home circuit Snetterton on Bank Holiday Monday for Rounds   16 and 17 of the 2010 Dunlop MSA Formula Ford Championship of Great Britain.

Fluid, the works Van Diemen team, is looking to field three cars at their local track. As well as team regular Jesse Anttila, the team hope to provide cars for young South African Ernie van der Walt, who made his debut with them last time out at Silverstone and another, as yet unnamed, race-winning driver.

The team will be hoping for success at Snetterton, with 16 year old Finnish driver Anttila regularly pushing for podium finishes this season, while fellow 16 year old van der Walt showed great pace on his British Motorsport debut at Silverstone.

As they roll into Snetterton, the 2010 championship is getting as tense as ever, with only ten races to go. The title battle is looking to be a two horse race between Cliff Dempsey Racing's Scott Malvern and Jamun Racing's Scott Pye, with 38 points separating them.

Malvern had been atop the leaderboard ever since his round two win at Oulton Park, but seven wins for Australian Pye has seen him eat into Malvern's advantage throughout the season, until a second win of the season last time out saw Malvern stretch out at the front again.

The lead stands at 38 points, though with dropped scores taken into account, the gap is much smaller. As it stands at the moment, Pye will drop zero after two DNF's, but Malvern will have to drop 28 after scoring in every round so far, meaning the real gap is only 10 points. Another DNF for Pye could ruin his title aspirations.

Despite there being a clear two horse race for the title, the series has been ultra competitive, with six other drivers winning races so far this season, all hoping to add to their tally at Snetterton. These include double winner Josh Hill, who comes into the meeting off the back of a win last time out at Silverstone, reigning Scholarship champion Dan Cammish, Van Diemen pilot Dennis Lind and another double winner, star of the Rockingham meeting, Cypriot Tio Ellinas.

As well as these, there is a group of drivers hoping this meeting could be their chance to taste the victory champagne. This includes Enigma Motorsport's ever consistent Antti Buri, who currently lies fourth in the championship, Jamun's continental pair, Dane Emil Bernstorff and Dutch star Jeroen Slaghekke, Getem Racing's 17 year old star Jake Cook and Fluid's Anttila.

As well as the battle for the main championship, there is a two way battle brewing for the Scholarship class honours between Tristan Mingay and Luke Williams. Despite having six wins apiece, Mingay lies 51 points ahead due to a better finishing record, though Williams' heads into the weekend on better form after two wins at Silverstone and will be looking to eat into the lead.

Provisional championship placings after round 15 (of 25)
1  Scott Malvern  GBR 370
2  Scott Pye  AUS  332
3  Daniel Cammish  GBR 282
4  Antti Buri  FIN  272
5  Josh Hill  GBR 269
6  Tio Ellinas  CYP 254 etc

Scholarship Class
1  Tristan Mingay  GBR  318
2  Luke Williams  GBR  267
3  Dani Domit  MEX  168 etc

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