Adam Christodoulou

Adam Christodoulou continued his 2008 Formula Renault Championship campaign at Croft today with another masterful victory, his fifth of the season. The 18 year-old started the race from pole position, his third pole in a row, and took a confident win after leading all the way in tricky conditions. Adams confidence builds from race to race he’s now led races for a total of 96 laps.

The race was almost a non-starter as heavy rain in North Yorkshire meant that the first British Touring Car race of the day had to be aborted as the tin-tops struggled to race through the standing water at Croft. If the heavier touring cars couldn’t cope with the amount of water on the track then it would have been disastrous for the light and nimble single-seaters so the start of race one was put right back. The track eventually dried up enough for racing to commence but the delays meant that only round nine was run. Round ten has been postponed until a later date which is still to be confirmed. Adam got away well at the start and led the race from lights to flag but he was chased all the way by Alexander Sims and his cousin Riki Christodoulou.

Adam has extended his lead over his cousin Riki and now heads to Silverstone with a 20-point lead in the Championship.

Adam Christodoulou:
“Croft isn’t the easiest circuit in the dry so with it being half wet/half dry today it was trickier than ever. I knew that as long as I got a decent start I would be okay as there was only one dry line around the track. Alexander (Sims) and Riki (Christodoulou) pushed me all the way so I had to be careful, especially through the last corner where there was a wider line, but it was great to take win number five. We now go straight into the next two rounds at Silverstone next weekend. I was second fastest in the test there but I know I’m quicker now. As ever the target is two race wins so that’s what we will be heading out to achieve.”

CRS Team Director, Andrew Kirkaldy:
“We really didn’t expect to get pole position here but Adam did a fantastic job in qualifying and that was that. It’s good to see him notch up another victory as he has been working incredibly hard for it. Silverstone next weekend should be good for us. We had a couple of days testing there before the test ban kicked in and we’re pretty happy with the track so hopefully we’ll have another good weekend.”