A strong weekend for Tarun Reddy saw the Indian driver pick up his best result of the season. While two further top ten finishes, ensured that the fifth round at Croft was a success. The result ensures he jumps to twelfth in the standings on 52 points.
The Double R Racing drivers had both started the weekend off well after Matheus Leist managed to claim eighth on the grid with Reddy just behind in ninth in what was the thirteenth race of the season. Reddy made a good start, managing to claim sixth by the end of the first lap.
Further progress saw the young Indian catch the top four before the end of the session. He managed to inherit fourth after a crash with Dan Ticktum and Lando Norris, before being given third after Ticktum was excluded. However; the decision was appealed meaning that Ticktum has been given the place back.
“We’re elated for Tarun, he performed very well all weekend at Croft and definitely deserved his top four which will hopefully be a bit of a breakthrough for him”, said Anthony “Boyo” Hieatt, the team co-founder.
He also commented on the Brazilians performance, saying; “Matheus racked-up some good points again, that sort of consistency is exactly what we need for the championship.”
However; despite the words of encouragement it was a poor weekend for Leist in his championship battle. He failed to score a podium all weekend and has now fallen to 51 points behind series leader Ricky Collard.
Leist picked up a sixth, fifth and seventh in the 3 respective races, resulting in his lowest points haul of the season. Having lost positions during the final two races, he will have to work hard in order to reignite his championship challenge at Snetterton after the six week break.