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Kieren ClarkKieren Clark was crowned 2009 Protyre Formula Renault BARC Champion this weekend at an action-packed Rockingham, with the Loughborough based Apotex Scorpio Motorsport team.

Starting on pole for round 10 of the championship, with Zamparelli on the outside in second, Kieren didn’t make the best of starts, but kept a nose ahead to reach the first corner after the sweeping banked section with track position. Leading the pack through, with Zamparelli on his gearbox, there was no room for error. Managing to pull a small margin clear, Kieren held his lead until on lap 8 of the 14 lap race, when an incident caused the safety car to be deployed for just 1 lap to bunch everyone up. A well judged restart saw Kieren pull a cars length ahead as they crossed the start line, extending to a 2 second lead at the end of the race.

A jubilant Kieren put his success down to watching videos of restarts from last years Rockingham Renault races. As the championship stood, Kieren now only needed to finish 14th in the next race of the day to win the championship, still with 2 rounds left in the season.

Having qualified 2nd for race number 2, behind Zamparelli, Kieren made a lightening start to pull ahead of the pole sitter, but as they both headed for the inside line of the banked track, contact caused Kieren’s rear tyre to puncture, spinning him off to the back of the pack. Unable to continue back to the pits, Kieren had to retire. Zamparelli didn’t come off any better, and with his nose cone wedged under his front wheel, he also had to retire, handing the championship title to Kieren.

“That was really unfortunate,” reflected Kieren, “I had an absolutely mint start, and was pulling ahead, but we were both going for the same piece of track. I really wanted to win the championship crossing the finishing line, to give something back for the team.”

“We’ve won the championship, with 2 races still left, so I’ve got a big thank you for Apotex Scorpio team who made this season possible, now we are off to celebrate!”

You could be working with Kieren and sharing in his success for next year, support a winner and share the limelight. Check out Kieren’s website www.kierenclark.com for latest news, photos etc, and if you are looking to race, or take part in track days, then Kieren can help with skilful and professional tuition.

Motor Sports Circuit guide will be featuring Kieren at Goodwood Revival on September 19th / 20th, see all the details at www.motorsportcircuitguide.com – the website for up-to-date information on motor racing circuits as well as accommodation and travel options worldwide.

Contact us at info@3ksracing.co.uk to find out more about the opportunities to get involved in motorsport, or visit Kieren’s website to see how we can work to achieve your organisation’s business objectives, and support Kieren onto the next step.

Kieren ClarkKieren Clark demonstrated his domination in the 2009 Protyre Formula Renault BARC Championship at Brands Hatch for the 8th and 9th rounds of the series this weekend, with 2 lights to flag victories for the Loughborough based Apotex Scorpio Motorsport team.

Victory in the first of the days races was sweetened with a team one–two as Joe Crook, Kieren’s team-mate finished in a well deserved second place.

Having qualified for both pole positions in the previous days sessions, the Palmersport’s Bedford instructor drove the two races faultlessly, from the moment the lights went out, to end both races more than 10 seconds clear of his nearest rivals over the two 25 lap races, and gaining 2 fastest laps in the process.

KC said: “It’s been a fantastic weekend for me, and for the team, and great to see Joe alongside me on the podium for the first race. Although it might have looked easy, I had to keep pushing in both races as I know how quick the others, especially Dino (Zamparelli), can be. I was a little concerned my tyres might start to fade in the heat but they held together well in the end. Another good effort from the team to get the cars running spot in. I think I’ve increasing my lead in the points table over Dino as well, so its all good. 2 weeks for the next rounds at Rockingham, I’m ready to go, I cant wait!”

Check out Kieren’s website www.kierenclark.com for latest news, photos etc, and if you are looking to race, or take part in track days, then Kieren can help with skilful and professional tuition.

Watch out for forthcoming features on Kieren at www.motorsportcircuitguide.com  – the website for up-to-date information on motor racing circuits as well as accommodation and travel options worldwide.

Rounds 10 and 11 will be at the Northamptonshire Rockingham motor speedway on September 5th and 6th, we hope to see you there. To support Kieren doesn’t cost as much as you would think and there are some great opportunities to use this as a platform to get your business or favourite charity noticed.

You could be working with Kieren and sharing in his success.

Contact us at info@3ksracing.co.uk to find out more about the opportunities to get involved in motorsport, or visit Kieren’s website to see how we can work to achieve your organisation’s business objectives, and support Kieren onto the next step.

Kieren ClarkKieren Clark had mixed results in 6th and 7th rounds of the 2009 Protyre Formula Renault BARC Championship, at the Loughborough based Apotex Scorpio Motorsport team’s local Donington track. A 2nd and 4th place results ensured PalmerSport’s Bedford instructor continued to pull clear on the championship points table, and smashed the Donington circuit lap record as well.

Qualifying didn’t go as slickly as usual for the Cambridge based racer, and for both rounds Kieren could only manage 3rd place behind Parris, but only missing the second slot by a few thousands of a second, for both rounds didn’t help. So with everything to do at the start, KC launched himself away as the red lights went out for the first race to tuck behind the poleman Zamparelli into Redgate. Behind Kieren, 5th place man de Graff had a very enthusiastic start which earned him a drive through penalty, but gaining the extra momentum, put him alongside Kieren into the first corner and while KC was defending his line, allowed Zamparelli to creep ahead at the front. Pulling clear of the pack behind the first place man, KC was too far back to challenge Zamparelli for the lead, but took 0,6 seconds out of the circuit lap record to try and close the gap. With 4 laps to go, an incident further back in the pack brought out the safety car. At the restart, both leaders made a good break and Kieren had to settle for second place as Zamparelli celebrated his first win in the championship to dent Kieren’s unbroken string of wins this season.

The second race of the day, saw the same top 3 starting grid, and this was the order into Redgate for the first lap. As KC was chasing Parris in second, Zamparelli managed to put clear space between them, while Kieren tried to close the 0,2 second gap. Not getting past meant that 4th place man Mulholland was a constant threat, not helped by a safety car which bunched them all back up. The following laps, Kieren was setting his move up on Parrish along the main straight but a stranded car at Redgate brought out the yellow flags, and no overtaking! With 3 laps of frustration at not being able to put the move into practise, Mulholland closed up on the pair, and a challenge by KC on Parris coming out of the hairpin allowed Mulholland to squeeze past into 3rd, with inches between them, 2 laps before the end, to leave Kieren a frustrated 4th place.

Kieren reflected on his first race this season not to be on the top step of the podium, “We have come away an extra 12 points in the lead, so I’m now 62 points clear in the championship, a great effort by the Scorpio team. Now the focus is on Brands next, only 2 weeks to go, I cant wait.”

Check out Kieren’s website www.kierenclark.com as the build up to Brands Hatch will launch a fantastic prize to win a drive in a race car.

Rounds 8 and 9 will be at the Brands Hatch in Kent on August the 22nd and 23rd, we hope to see you there. To support Kieren doesn’t cost as much as you would think and there are some great opportunities to use this as a platform to get your business or favourite charity noticed.

You could be working with Kieren and sharing in his success.

Contact us at info@3ksracing.co.uk to find out more about the opportunities to get involved in motorsport, or visit to see how we can work to achieve your organisation’s business objectives, and support Kieren onto the next step.

Royston 20-year-old Kieren Clark utterly dominated the third race meeting of the 2009 Protyre Formula Renault BARC Championship at Croft Circuit in North Yorkshire over the weekend, 11th/12th July, with a truly faultless performance during rounds four and five of the season.

Continuing his unbeaten run of victories since the start of the campaign at Oulton Park back in May, the Apotex Scorpio Motorsport sensation scorched to 10-second winning margins in both Croft races to open up a phenomenal 50-point lead over the chasing pack at the top of the championship.

Nobody had an answer for Kieren’s stunning qualifying pace on Saturday, 11th July, which enabled him to secure pole position for rounds four and five with laps of 1m20.690 seconds (94.80mph) and 1m20.796 seconds (94.68mph) respectively.

At the start of the weekend’s first 14-lap race earlier today, Sunday, 12th July, which began on a partially damp track, Kieren made a good getaway to lead into Clervaux for the first time and he was never headed as he reeled off fastest lap after fastest lap – his best of the race a time of 1m21.455 seconds (93.91mph).

In round five, the talented Cambridgeshire driver produced a carbon-copy performance with a great start followed by another lights-to-flag show of dominance. Yet again pumping in fastest lap pace, Kieren’s best time was a lap of 1m21.462 seconds (93.91mph), underlining his remarkable consistency.

Speaking on his flawless season so far, Kieren said: “All five wins, all five fastest laps, all five poles – I’m happy with that! It’s a shame I didn’t get the lap record but, still, I don’t mind as we’ve won both races this weekend to keep the run intact and we’re leading the championship by an even bigger margin.

“The car was brilliant again this weekend, the guys at Apotex Scorpio keep doing a fantastic job and I really can’t fault them. Donington is next up for us in August and we’ll be aiming to continue our good run there. It’s a nice, fast, flowing circuit so we should hopefully have the upper hand.”

Rounds six and seven will take place at Donington Park in the East Midlands on 8th/9th August. Kieren heads there leading the championship on a maximum 170 points.