Alice Powell closed the gap to the Championship Lead in the Formula Renault BARC Championship to just 5 points, after taking two solid second place finished at the North Yorkshire circuit of Croft.

After qualifying 5th and 4th on the grid for the races, Alice knew it was all to play for: “We did have a struggle with brake problems in qualifying, but we managed to get it sorted for the race, and I knew I had to get a good start and get ahead of my championship rivals”.

This is exactly what Alice did, by producing excellent starts in both races, to achieve her second place finishes: “I am happy about this weekend’s results, as we have closed the gap dramatically to the lead of the championship. Thanks to my engineer Sarah (engineer and co-owner for Manor Competition), we got the car set how we wanted for the races to battle our way through to second”.

Rounds seven and eight of the 2010 Protyre Formula Renault BARC Championship take place at Norfolk’s Snetterton circuit on 31st July/1st August.

Photo by Jakob Ebrey Photography.