Talented karter Laura Tillett enjoyed an extremely positive test debut for front-running outfit Total Control Racing at Brands Hatch this week.
Tillett was met with tough conditions for her test, but adapted well to persistent rain and a slippery track surface to make strong progress through the day. Tillett is now focused on securing a race deal in the 2012 AirAsia Renault Clio Cup UK.
Kent-based Tillett said: “I really, really enjoyed the test and I felt very confident by the end of the day, even with the weather against me, so it couldn't have been much better. Having never been in a saloon car before, I didn't know what to expect but it was fantastic. The team is really lovely, they gave me a lot of help during the day and gave me some great advice.
“The test has definitely swayed me into looking at a future in saloons, I know I'd be comfortable racing in something like Clios. I always thought single-seaters would be the way to go after karting but the Clio is so much fun to drive. Hopefully we'll be able to arrange another test soon with TCR.”
TCR team principal Lee Brookes said: “Laura adapted to the Clio really well and for her first ever time in one of these cars, we were very encouraged. It's difficult to come in from karts, put aside some of the things that come naturally there and learn the different things you need to try and get the most from a car like a Clio. The conditions were terrible but she did a great job, we'd love to run Laura this year.”