Tarun Reddy and the rest of the Double R Racing team will come away from the Snetterton round of the MSA Formula Series having narrowly missed out on silverware, in a season which had brought them at least one podium in every round up until now.
Reddy has made good progress this season having achieved his first podium last time out in Croft. He started the weekend well having had a solid qualifying and managed to finish eighth in the opening race, putting him in third on the grid for race two.
Having made a good start, the Indian driver was third for the majority of the race and was gifted second when Jack Barlow served a drive through. Unfortunately, he was not able to hold off the faster cars behind and fell to fifth by the end.
However; it was still one of his best results of the season. He would follow this up with a sixth in the final race, meaning he leaves the weekend with 79 points and ninth in the drivers standings.
“Tarun is making very good progress, he’s improving his pace and raced very well indeed this weekend – it’s just a shame he wasn’t able to keep hold of second place in race two as the podium was his for the taking”, reflected Double R team principal Anthony “Boyo” Hieatt.
“It’s not been the weekend we were hoping for where Matheus is concerned, the head gasket failure in race two ruled him out of the last race as well so he’s lost a lot of ground to the top three in the championship.”
“Overall, we’ve had pretty good pace this weekend with both drivers so we need to continue that when we get to Knockhill in a couple of weeks but convert it into results.”
Team mate Matheus Leist rued a poor weekend in which the championship contender scored only six points dropping him to fifth in the standings, with 168 points overall. He’ll be hoping to get back on track at Knockhill in 2 weeks.