DRIVER NEWS: British F3 driver Andy Meyrick completed a successful test at Snetterton this week, as the 22 year-old continued the development of his National Class F3 car. Despite suffering from technical issues on the first day of testing, the Race Elite driver left the two day test second quickest in the National Class.
Completing over 40 laps on Tuesday morning, Meyrick was the forth quickest National Class driver as the first session drew to a close. A technical problem at the start of the afternoon put Meyrick out of action for the majority of the second session, meaning he completed just nine laps in total.
It was business as usual on Wednesday, with Meyrick clocking up more than 50 laps in the morning session to set the second quickest National Class time. Another strong outing in the final session on Wednesday afternoon saw Meyrick once again finish second amongst the National Class runners and most importantly leave Snetterton having made significant improvements to his race set-up.
The Manchester based student will miss next week’s official test at Rockingham, due to a clash with university exams. Despite this, Meyrick heads to the next event at Croft confident of success, having dominated the National Class at Oulton Park last month with two pole positions and two race wins.
Speaking about the official test at Snetterton, Meyrick said, “The Snetterton test was one of contrasts for us. We had a technical issue on Tuesday which caused us a few problems and ate into our track time quite badly. Despite that, we were back on the pace on Wednesday to record the second fastest National Class time. We also made good progress with our set-up and the development of the car, which is essential in such a fast moving and competitive series as British F3.”
Meyrick’s engineer Richard Owen added, “We lost some track time on Tuesday due to a technical problem, but Andy impressed the team by remaining focused and was immediately back on the pace when the problem had been resolved. We gathered some very useful data over the two days and I think we’ll be strong not only when we come to race at Snetterton, but also at the next round at Croft.”
Meyrick will return to the track for the second event in the 2008 British F3 Series, which will take place at Croft from 25 – 27 April.