Will BrattBanbury’s Will Bratt completely dominated official FIA Formula 2 Championship testing at Snetterton 300 Circuit in Norfolk today, Tuesday, 7th June – a timely reminder of his obvious title potential with little more than a fortnight to go until the next two rounds of the 2011 season.

Topping three of the day’s four sessions, the 23-year-old was in absolutely sensational form and he rounded-off the test in the fourth and final run – the only session of the day in which the car’s ‘push-to-pass’ overboost function is enabled – almost half a second clear of anyone.

“I’m really happy with how today unfolded, we were on it from the off and very quick all day”, said Will, “It’s a nice feeling when you’re so dominant but testing is one thing, we need to try and repeat this at Spa in a couple of weeks in qualifying and the races. I’m determined to get right back in the championship hunt there and I really think a couple of wins are possible.”

The 2009 Euroseries 3000 Champion began the day 0.5 seconds ahead of his closest challenger with a lap of 1m39.222 seconds (107.71mph) in session one before again going quickest in session two with a time of 1m40.032 seconds (106.84mph).

Although just missing out on being fastest in the first of the afternoon’s two outings by a mere 0.1 seconds, having posted a lap of 1m39.373 seconds (107.55mph), Will surged back to the top of the timesheets in the fourth and final run with a superb 1m38.044 seconds (109.01mph). Ending the day 0.4 seconds clear, the talented Briton signaled notice of his undoubted ability and pace.

Currently seventh in the championship standings after a difficult weekend at Magny-Cours in France last time out, Will is fully focused on moving back up the points table when Formula 2 returns to Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium on 25th/26th June for rounds five and six of the campaign.

With experience of the track from his time in the Spanish Formula 3 Championship (now branded the F3 European Open) back in 2008, Will heads towards the F2 event there knowing it provides a great opportunity to secure his maiden category victory.

Despite his clear ability and proven track-record at international level, Will is still facing an uphill challenge where racing budget is concerned. In order to complete the season in F2 more funding is required. Details of the sponsorship and marketing opportunities available can be obtained from Henry Spratt at Enterprise Sports Management on 0207 5903667 or henrys@enterprisesports.com

Provisional 2011 FIA Formula 2 Championship Standings (after Rd4):
1st Christopher Zanella, 71pts; 7th Will Bratt, 28pts

Photo by FIA Formula 2 Championship