Menasheh Idafar continued to acclimatise himself well with International Class British Formula 3 machinery at Silverstone in Northamptonshire today, Thursday, 14th October, during his second outing at the wheel of a Volkswagen powered Dallara.

After debuting in the 2010-specification T-Sport run car at Rockingham last week with a two-day outing, the reigning National Class Champion took to the track at the Brackley team’s local venue today for a highly encouraging test.

Although the day was extremely busy with a lot of F3 and Formula Renault cars leading to high levels of traffic, the 19-year-old enjoyed a great run and made good improvements. Building up nicely in only his second outing in the premier class – as he considers graduating to the top tier in British Formula 3 for the 2011 season – Menasheh concluded the Silverstone run very positively.

He said: “I’m really pleased with today’s test, we improved nicely on last week’s run at Rockingham and worked through a lot of different set-ups and changes to the car. I’m happy with how everything felt today and although there was a lot of traffic, we did everything we set out to which was good.”

Next on the agenda for Menasheh is a trip to Hockenheim in Germany this weekend for more F3 running before travelling to Monza in Italy to continue his winter test programme later in the month.

Photo by Jakob Ebrey Photography.