YOUNG “RIGHT IN THE MIX OF THINGS” IN AN EXCITING WEEKEND OF UK CLIO CUP RACING
Seventeen-year-old Jack Young enjoyed a successful but frustrating weekend on his return to the UK Clio Cup last weekend. Young celebrated two race victories on Sunday only to have them taken away late by officials’ decisions. The controversy of this has been a common theme lately with many wins denied, but the lightening quick teenager is adamant to remain focussed and maintains the drama off the track will only motivate him further.
Jack kicked off his weekend with an extremely impressive qualifying session. Shooting to the top of the timesheets with a sensational lap on his final attempt, he claimed pole position for the first race and third spot for the second.
Jack Young needed to make his mark after the long summer break, and he definitely did that, providing some of the best Clio Cup action fans have seen all season. Despite celebrating both races on the top step of the podium, the official decisions in the aftermath didn’t go quite in Jack’s favour. After being issued two time penalties, the final classifications were decided off track, resulting in the on-track results being revised – shuffling him further down the order.
Jack leaves Snetterton reflecting on his rapid pace, and proud of the entertaining racing himself and his rivals put on for the motorsport fans. They head to the fastest track on the UK Clio Cup calendar at Thruxton next, and with only 6 points separating Young and his championship leader Max Coates, no doubt the exciting fight for the 2019 Championship will resume!
“I’m extremely proud of my driving this weekend and thrilled with our performance as a team under pressure.
We can’t influence the officials’ decisions, nor change them, so I’m staying focused on what I feel I did well and what super entertainment the Clio Cup provided this weekend.
At the end of the day, we are all racers and we all want to win no matter what it takes!
It’s a shame for the fans, as much as it us for us, that the results keep continuously changing, but we’ll respect the officials’ decisions and hope for less pendulum swings next time we’re out.
Granted it wasn’t the weekend we were hoping for in terms of championship points, but I really enjoyed getting involved with exceptional racing at the front of the pack.
I’m back out at Thruxton in two weeks time, which I’m really excited for – it’s the fastest track on the calendar and I can’t wait to push my Eddie Stobart backed machine to the max! It’s crucial I stay focused for the next round and I’m going to be giving it everything I’ve got and come back even more determined”.
Qualifying: P1 & P3
Race 1: P5
Race 2: P2
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