TEAM NEWS: Disappointment for Performance Racing in Thruxton
TEAM NEWS: The team’s bid for the National Class title suffered a big blow on a weekend that started promisingly, with both Frankie Cheng and Hamad Al Fardan showing good speed in the Free Practice Sessions.
Frankie then converted this into one pole position and one second place on the grid for the two races of the weekend, but unfortunately the final results turned out to be very disappointing for the young Chinese driver. He lost 2nd place on the final lap of Race 1, when he was passed by team mate Al Fardan and Mike Meadows. Race 2 was even worse, as a collision with Meadows on the opening lap put both drivers out of the race.
Despite this disappointment, the team can find some contentment in the fact that Al Fardan’s consistent run of good results has put him only 5 points behind 3rd place in the National Class standings. The Bahraini driver had two more podium results this weekend, finishing 2nd and 3rd in the two races.
Ricardo Teixeira’s weekend did not go very well either, as he started from very low qualifying positions for both races. The Angolan driver retired from the first race, but put on a good performance on Race 2, finishing in 15th place from 25th on the grid.
The British F3 International Series will be back on track at Croft on September 08-09 for rounds 19 & 20 of the championship.