Zandvoort Double Prepares Fuller For Thruxton

Howard Fuller enjoyed his strong weekend of the 2011 season when the 19 year old took two class wins on an eye-catching debut outing in the Formula Renault NEC Series at Zandvoort in Holland.

The Hillspeed driver used the weekend to prepare himself for the next rounds of the Protyre Formula Renault BARC Championship at Thruxton this weekend, the series in which he usually competes.

Despite competing in front of some fifty thousand spectators at the prestigious Masters of Formula 3 event, Fuller was unfazed and started the weekend well, with a double class pole is tricky conditions.

The rain continued on raceday, but Fuller dealt with the conditions well to climb past some of the faster 2010 Formula Renault machines to finish fifteenth overall, with the class win as well. He backed this up with another great run in the second race, challenging for a top ten finish overall, before settling for thirteenth and the class win once again.

Fuller said: “It was a great weekend. To be the lead driver of the three Hillspeed cars felt great and it's always nice to outpace your team-mates. Being able to race with and run quicker than a number of drivers in the 2010 Formula Renault cars was also a magnificent experience. It shows the progress that I have made over the season and now I can't wait for Thruxton in the Formula Renault BARC series.”