Formula Renault BARC

Mixed Silverstone Finale For MTECH Lite

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MTECH Lite’s quartet of drivers suffered mixed fortunes in the final rounds of the Protyre Formula Renault BARC Championship at Silverstone.

In the opening race, Joe Ghanem was the team’s best placed driver, racing from 22nd on the grid to finish 18th, with fellow Lebanese driver Shahan Sarkissian finishing 26th.

Unfortunately, Sean Walkinshaw failed to finish from 13th, while Mexican Jorge Cevallos was another early retirement.

Fortunes were reversed in race two, with Sarkissian and Ghanem crashing out on a wild opening lap, while Cevallos took 10th and Walkinshaw 12th.

“First of all I’m pleased that Shahan has hurt nothing more than his pride in what looked initially at least a nasty accident,” said Les Jones, MTECH Lite Team Manager.

“Joe and Shahan know that they are capable of qualifying better than they did – a disappointing qualifying session badly compromising the rest of their weekend. Meanwhile, Jorge and Sean raced well in the second race and it was most pleasing to see that their lap times were consistently just 0.5s off the lap record time.”

“Essentially though, Formula Renault BARC is about learning the ropes and this weekend all four of our drivers have gained valuable experience that should help them achieve better results in their future races.”

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