Formula Renault BARC

Epps Wins Fourth London Cup On Karting Return

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Protyre Formula Renault BARC racer Michael Epps returned to his karting roots last weekend to win the London Cup for a fourth time.

Epps returned to the prestigious event at Rye House in a CRG kart run by Global Karting and was instantly the quickest, qualifying on pole.

After a mechanical failure ended his first race early, Epps won the second heat after driving through from seventh, before taking a lights to flag win in heat three.

The Pre-Final saw him take another dominant win, but an electrical problem that plagued him that race returned for the final, dropping him to third at the start. Epps fought back though, quickly passing the front two to take the victory and extend his record of most London Cup wins.

“I got my head down and gunned it” said the 20-year old. “It’s been a near-perfect weekend. Thanks to all at Global Karting for sorting out a CRG kart for me to race and Grice engines too.”

The London Cup success comes on the eve of the final Formula Renault BARC rounds of the season at Silverstone this weekend, where the series will join the BTCC package for the first time this campaign.

After a seasons-best result last time out with a trio of ninth place finishes at Donington Park, Epps is gunning for big results at Silverstone to end the season on a high.

“I can’t wait to be in front of larger crowds and the coverage will be awesome,” he added. “I love Silverstone and I think our pace should be better there than anywhere else to be honest.

“I hope to try for top end finishes, if a podium is there then that’s what I’ll be going for, and if the chance of a win prevails I’m ready to fight hard for it. I won’t be giving an inch, that’s for sure.”

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