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Will Bratt - Spa Formula 2 WinnerWill Bratt secured his maiden FIA Formula 2 Championship race victory in sensational style at the immensely challenging Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium this afternoon, Saturday, 25th June, thanks to a superbly judged performance in a wet fifth round of the 2011 season.

The Banbury 23-year-old, who started the race fifth on the grid, made a good getaway and after an exceptionally bold move around the outside at the first corner, he swept into second on the run down the hill towards Eau Rouge before taking the lead at the exit of Les Combes.

From there, the Briton built and maintained a healthy lead – punching in fastest race laps when he needed to – before taking the chequered flag on lap 16 some 2.5 seconds clear. The fantastic win, in very tricky conditions, has hoisted Will back into the championship top five, just a single point shy of fourth place.

“It’s fantastic to get the first win, it’s definitely been a long time coming”, said the Oxon racer after a drive which showcased his skills at their brilliant best, “This has put us back into the thick of things in the championship which is exactly what we needed after Magny-Cours. I can’t wait for tomorrow now, there’s no reason at all why we shouldn’t be challenging at the front again.”

During practice on Friday, 24th June, Will was fourth fastest in the damp opening session, within half a second of the top of the timesheets, before running 10th quickest in session two. Round five qualifying this morning was fiercely contested in very wet conditions but as the track dried towards the conclusion, Will had to settle for fifth fastest despite holding pole position at one stage.

Before the start of the race there were some concerns regarding oil on the circuit in the proximity of Will’s grid slot but he made no mistakes as the action got underway, holding fifth into La Source and boldly going around the outside on the brakes to be in a position to move into second.

Claiming the place and immediately threatening pole-sitter Ramon Pineiro, Will committed himself to full attack mode through the daunting climb up Eau Rouge and along Kemmel Straight. Running close behind Pineiro through Les Combes and piling on the pressure, the Spaniard then made a mistake at the middle part of the right-left combination of turns and Will happily grabbed the lead.

Some two seconds clear into lap two, his advantage was cut to just half a second the next time around but from there Will increased the gap steadily and after reeling off a succession of fastest laps at mid-distance he ran untroubled to a richly deserved, and long-awaited, maiden F2 victory – his first race win since memorably taking the Euroseries 3000 title in 2009.

Will added: “My start was good and after I decided to go to the outside for the first corner, I made up a load of time on the brakes which got us up into second. I committed hard to Eau Rouge and that put me in a good position behind (Ramon) Pineiro to pressure him through Les Combes. From there it was a case of keeping the car in-line to avoid the damp patches and bringing it home.”

Qualifying for round six of the 2011 FIA Formula 2 Championship will get underway at 09.00 (local time) tomorrow, Sunday, 26th June, with the race itself scheduled to commence at 14.20. Cable and digital satellite channel Motors TV will broadcast live coverage of round six from 13.10 UK time with live streaming online at www.formulatwo.com

Provisional 2011 FIA Formula 2 Championship Standings (after Rd5):
1st Christopher Zanella, 86pts; 5th Will Bratt, 53pts

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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

Will Bratt - Paul Ricard GP2 TestingGP2 Series rookie Will Bratt capped off this week’s official test outing at Paul Ricard in France with a superb front-running effort today, Thursday, 12th November – the Briton posting the fifth fastest time in the morning before improving to fourth quickest this afternoon.

Marking the last time category runners will be on track until the second race meeting of the 2009/2010 GP2 Asia series in early February, the Party Poker Racing-supported driver completed just shy of 200 laps over the course of the three-day test and made fantastic progress along the way.

Steering his Renault-powered Dallara to a quickest lap of 1m12.675 seconds this morning, just 0.159 seconds shy of the session’s best, the 21-year-old went on to lap with a fastest time of 1m12.835 seconds in the afternoon to conclude the final session of the year in fourth position.

Each time he was on track today, Will was always in the top cluster of pace-setting drivers. Despite not being able to piece together his fastest sector times in both sessions, which ultimately cost the Banbury racer a potential time-sheet topping best, his efforts were still incredibly impressive.

Will commented: “I’m pretty happy with how the Paul Ricard test has gone for us, it’s just a shame we weren’t able to hook the sectors up today as we should have been faster. Finishing in the top five this morning and fourth this afternoon is great but it could have been better still. Even so, we’ve made very good progress and it’s been a fantastic way to end a phenomenal year.”

The steps made by Will throughout this week, working closely with the PartyPokerRacing.com Scuderia Coloni engineers, have truly put the icing on the cake for 2009 – a memorable year in which the British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC) Rising Star matched academic success, a degree in History from Oxford University, with multiple race wins and championship victory in Euroseries 3000.

With today’s test outing the final GP2 run of the year, Will now has a lengthy 12 week break from competitive action until the GP2 Asia Series resumes at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi on Friday, 5th February, and Saturday, 6th February 2010.

Photo by GP2 Media Service

Will Bratt - GP2 Testing, Paul Ricard Day2Reigning Euroseries 3000 Champion Will Bratt produced an outstanding performance during official GP2 Series testing at Paul Ricard in France this afternoon, Wednesday, 11th November, to end the outing fourth fastest on combined times – a mere 10th of a second shy of the best lap of the day.

Driving for his regular GP2 Asia Series team, Party Poker Racing.com Scuderia Coloni, the British star posted a quickest lap of 1m12.465 seconds at the Le Castellet track during the second of today’s two sessions to conclude the run just 0.049 seconds outside Luiz Razia’s pace-setting time.

Taking into account the times from the morning session too, in which Banbury-based Will wasn’t able to extract the best grip and performance from his tyres after pushing a little too hard, too soon, he ended the day only a 10th of a second away from James Jakes’ fastest lap of all.

Reflecting on the run, 21-year-old Will said: “Everything went well this afternoon, to end the day inside the top four was good – that’s where we expect to be and where we know we should be. We made a few small adjustments to the car after the morning session, eliminated a bit of under-steer, and I was able to get the most from the tyres. It’s incredibly competitive so we’re very pleased.”

Switching from his regular Party Poker Racing.com backed GP2 Asia car to one of the Scuderia Coloni team’s main series Renault-powered Dallaras for this week’s officially timed test at Paul Ricard, Will ended the opening day on Tuesday, 10th November, with the 12th fastest time of 1m13.303 seconds.

Completing fewer laps than most, the GP2 rookie slipped from ninth place during the closing stages, as he wasn’t on track for the final 20 minutes, but still finished day one within a second of the pace.

Will added: “Hopefully we can be competitive again on the final day of testing tomorrow. It’ll be tough as there are some very fast, experienced drivers but we know what we’re capable of. If we get everything right, as we did this afternoon, we should be quick.”

The third and final day of official GP2 Series testing – the last outing for the cars this year – will take place at Paul Ricard HTTT tomorrow, Thursday, 12th November.

Photo by GP2 Series Media Service.

Will BrattGP2 Asia Series debutant Will Bratt produced a solid drive during the FIA Formula One World Championship-supporting opening round of the season in Abu Dhabi this morning, Saturday, 31st October, to secure a creditable top 12 finish.

Having encountered problems in qualifying, which meant the 21-year-old from Banbury would start from an uncharacteristic 23rd on the grid for his maiden GP2 race, he dealt with the demands of the stunning Yas Marina Circuit well – along with two Safety Car periods – to finish just six seconds shy of experienced Party Poker Racing.com Scuderia Coloni team-mate Roldan Rodriguez.

Not only did today’s 33-lap Feature Race mark Will’s first in GP2, it also included his maiden taste of pit-stop action with the opening encounter on any given GP2 weekend including a mandatory tyre change for each driver.

Lapping more competitively than he was able to in qualifying, the British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC) Rising Star posted a fastest race lap of 1m55.861 seconds which was just eight 10ths of a second outside the pace of top six finisher Christian Vietoris.

“Finishing 12th today is a pretty good result, especially considering where we started”, said Will, “I was happier with our pace today but there is still a lot to find so I’ll be working hard with the team to see where I can improve and get closer to the guys ahead.

“We put together a solid race which was pleasing after problems in qualifying. It was fantastic to be involved in a GP2 race for the first time, especially at such an incredible new track like Abu Dhabi, and the pit-stop was a new experience for me too. It all went well but now we’re focused on trying to unlock more pace for tomorrow.”

By virtue of the round one result the 2009 Euroseries 3000 Champion will line-up on the sixth row of the grid for the Sprint Race tomorrow, Sunday, 1st November, which will be beamed live across the UK on digital satellite and cable channel British Eurosport.

Round two of the 2009 GP2 Asia Series is timetabled to begin at 13.30 local time, 09.30 GMT, with coverage carried on Sky Digital channel 410, Virgin Media channel 521 and also through the Top Up TV service. Please check listings for more information.

Photo by GP2 Asia Media Service.

Will Bratt - GP2 Testing, JerezBanbury’s Will Bratt made an excellent impression during official GP2 Series testing at Jerez in Spain this week, the 21-year-old producing typically strong pace on only his third ever appearance behind the wheel of one of the Formula One support category’s cars.

Although the British racer’s progress was halted unexpectedly early by a blown engine during the second afternoon of running, Thursday, 8th October, Will was still able to post the 13th best time of the day with a lap of 1m27.137 seconds.

Impressively, the Oxon-based driver was also the fastest rookie during the rain-affected morning session with a time of 1m29.527 seconds placing him a superb fifth quickest behind four GP2 regulars.

Driving for the Italian PartyPokerRacing.com Scuderia Coloni team, Will bedded himself back in to GP2 machinery quickly during his first day at Jerez on Wednesday, 7th October, having last run in one of the Renault-powered cars almost exactly one year ago.

Posting a best lap of 1m26.990 seconds in the morning, improvements weren’t possible during the afternoon due to a problem with the hydraulics which resulted in an early end to the day after fluid leaked into the clutch.

Although disappointed to have had both days affected by problems, Will nonetheless shone on Spanish soil this week and is keen to make a swift return to GP2 which is his goal for 2010 as he progresses ever closer to his dream of Formula One.

“It’s been great to be back in a GP2 car and although our running was affected by the hydraulic issue on the first day and then the engine failure on my final afternoon, I’m pleased with how things went in general and I think we were able to prove I deserve a place on the GP2 grid next year”, said Will.

“To be fifth fastest on Thursday morning in difficult, wet conditions was fantastic – especially being the best of the rookies. In the afternoon I was 12th fastest on my first set of tyres, even though I lost time on my best lap. We were confident we could be in the top eight overall but before I was able to get a run on my last set of new tyres, the engine blew so that was the end of the day for us.”

Next on the agenda for Will is the all-important final event of the PartyPokerRacing.it Euroseries 3000 Championship which takes place just over a week from now, 17th/18th October, at the home of the Italian F1 Grand Prix, Monza in Italy – a track he has never previously visited.

Heading into the last two races of the season third in the driver standings, just six points shy of the championship lead, the British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC) Rising Star is aiming to challenge for his first international title. Should Will become 2009 Euroseries 3000 Champion, he will also win a funded drive in the upcoming GP2 Asia Series.

Provisional 2009 PartyPokerRacing.it Euroseries 3000 Championship Standings (after Rd11):
1st Fabio Onidi, 61pts; 2nd Marco Bonanomi, 58pts; 3rd Will Bratt, 55pts

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Will BrattWill Bratt added two more podiums to his season total at Vallelunga in Italy on Sunday, 20th September, to keep his 2009 PartyPokerRacing.it Euroseries 3000 Championship title ambitions firmly on track.

With one more event left to run, and only six points separating the British racer from the top of the driver standings, Will is very well placed to challenge for his first international motor racing crown when the season finale takes place at Monza four weeks from now.

The 21-year-old EmiliodeVillota.com Motorsport driver, who lives in Banbury, took second place in yesterday morning’s 10th round of the campaign and then carved his way through from seventh on the grid in round 11 to take a fine third place – his sixth and seventh podium visits of the year.

“Obviously I’m really pleased to get two more podiums this weekend”, he commented, “The main aim has been to score as heavily as possible and we took away more points than any of the others so, with that in mind, it’s been a success.”

Lining up on pole position for round 10 after dominating qualifying on Saturday, Will made a clean start but a rapid getaway from fellow title aspirant Marco Bonanomi enabled the Italian to get right on terms. At the Cimini corner, Bonanomi produced an unexpected overtaking move to edge ahead and drop Will back to second place.

Remaining tight to Bonanomi’s tail, and posting the fastest lap of 1m25.551 seconds (171.897km/h), the British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC) Rising Star pressed on and eventually finished the race just 0.5 seconds adrift.

“It’s annoying to have missed out on the win in the first race but fair play to Marco (Bonanomi), he made a great start and that was the difference”, said Will, “Second was still a great result and with the bonus points for pole position and the fastest lap, it meant we scored the same.”

On the opening lap of the 11th round, which Will started from seventh on the grid by virtue of the ‘reverse’ top eight format employed by the championship, he lost ground initially when forced to take avoiding action to miss the slowing car of Francesco Dracone. Fighting back well, the race then threatened to change when, on lap seven, rain showers arrived.

Fabrizio Crestani, one of Will’s main championship rivals, decided to pit for treaded tyres but the conditions didn’t worsen to the point where wet-weather rubber would prove beneficial so the drivers remaining on slicks had no problem running at a competitive pace.

In the end, Will took a deserved third place and crossed the line on lap 23 just 3.7 seconds shy of race winner Fabio Onidi. Running consistently quickly, the Oxon driver just missed out on setting the fastest lap with a best time of 1m26.765 seconds – just a 10th of a second shy.

Reflecting on round 11, he commented: “The set-up of the car wasn’t ideal when the rain came as we had gone with very stiff settings. To come through and take another podium is a great result though and means we have an opportunity to fight for the title during the final rounds at Monza. I’ve never driven there before but it’s a legendary track and an experience I’m really looking forward to.”

Will’s podium successes this weekend have enabled him to pull six points clear of Crestani in the championship and move him to within three points of second placed Bonanomi. Onidi currently leads the way on 61 points but with two rounds still to go, the 2009 Euroseries 3000 title – and prize drive in the GP2 Asia Series – is still a very realistic prospect for the highly rated British racer.

The world renowned home of the Italian Formula One Grand Prix, Monza, will host the decisive final two rounds of the PartyPokerRacing.it Euroseries 3000 Championship four weeks from now over the weekend 17th/18th October.

Provisional 2009 PartyPokerRacing.it Euroseries 3000 Championship Standings (after Rd11):
1st Fabio Onidi, 61pts; 2nd Marco Bonanomi, 58pts; 3rd Will Bratt, 55pts

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Will BrattBanbury-based racing driver Will Bratt sealed his second victory of the weekend at Valencia in Spain this afternoon, Sunday, 13th September, to move into equal third position in the PartyPokerRacing.it Euroseries 3000 Championship with an outstanding drive during the ninth round of the campaign.

Following on from an excellent lights-to-flag win during round seven on Saturday, the 21-year-old produced another memorable performance earlier this afternoon in the third of a trio of races at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit to secure win number three of the season in fine style.

Lining up fourth on the grid, Will was leapfrogged by an extremely fast starting Rodolfo Gonzalez but the Banbury-based driver hit back instantly by passing the four cars ahead before they headed into the second corner to take a lead which he held all the way to the chequered flag on lap 23. As on Saturday, he just missed out on the bonus point for fastest lap by a mere four 100ths of a second.

Including his maiden Euroseries 3000 victory at Zolder in Belgium during the previous event three weeks ago, Will has now won three of the last four races and is certainly in the ascendancy in terms of the title battle with just eight points now separating him from current series leader Fabio Onidi.

“To win two out of three races this weekend is fantastic”, said Will, “I’m absolutely delighted with how things have gone and although it was disappointing we couldn’t fight for the podium in the second race, to move into third in the championship caps everything off brilliantly.”

During this morning’s eighth round, Will started from second on the grid but his car wasn’t able to get away from the line as well as he wanted. Subsequent contact from Onidi forced Will onto the grass and while the incident meant the EmiliodeVillota.com Motorsport racer dropped to sixth position, the clash also resulted in damage to his Zytek-powered Lola. He finished in fifth place.

Will added: “This morning’s race was very disappointing, the contact from (Fabio) Onidi at the start caused some damage and we had a few other issues with the car but the team did a tremendous job to resolve the problems in time for race three to give me a car capable of winning again.”

No sooner has the fourth race meeting of the season been concluded than the Euroseries 3000 Championship will be back in action with rounds 10 and 11 of the 2009 season taking place this coming weekend, 19th/20th September, at Vallelunga in Italy.

Will cannot wait to be back in action as the season heads towards its finale although he does recognise some of his chief championship rivals will have a distinct advantage racing at home in Italy, especially with Vallelunga another circuit the Briton has never visited before.

“Obviously we don’t know the circuit at Vallelunga and we’re fighting for the championship against three Italian drivers (Onidi, Marco Bonanomi and Fabrizio Crestani) so we’ll be up against it”, he said, “It’ll be a tough challenge but we’ll be trying as hard as ever to do the best we possibly can. The title battle is incredibly close, we need another strong weekend like this one – that’s the aim.”

Along with the prestige of becoming 2009 PartyPokerRacing.it Euroseries 3000 Champion, whoever wins the title when the series concludes in October will also earn a fully funded drive in the upcoming GP2 Asia Series with the Scuderia Coloni squad – a potential springboard to the main GP2 Series in 2010.

Provisional 2009 PartyPokerRacing.it Euroseries 3000 Championship Standings (after Rd9):
1st Fabio Onidi, 49pts; 2nd Marco Bonanomi, 47pts; =3rd Will Bratt & Fabrizio Crestani, 41pts

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Will BrattPartyPokerRacing.it Euroseries 3000 Championship front-runner Will Bratt enjoyed a welcome boost to his title ambitions at Valencia in Spain this afternoon, Saturday, 12th September, by securing his second victory in as many races during round seven of the 2009 season.

Off the back of a tremendous maiden win at Zolder in Belgium three weeks ago, the Banbury racer got his Valencia weekend off to a fantastic start this morning by claiming a dominant pole position for the opening encounter with a scorching lap of 1m23.000 seconds (173.71km/h). Such was his pace, Will’s best lap placed him over two 10ths of a second clear of series leader Marco Bonanomi

Making a good getaway at the beginning of round seven – the replacement race for the cancelled Donington Park event from earlier in the season – the EmiliodeVillota.com Motorsport driver was never headed throughout the course of the 23-lap race, although he did come under a huge amount of pressure from experienced Euroseries 3000 competitor Fabio Onidi.

With the pair pulling clear at the front and embarking on a race of their own, Will produced a faultless drive on his way to an eventual winning margin of 1.5 seconds from the Italian. Taking 10 points for his win and a bonus point for pole position, the 21-year-old British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC) Rising Star just missed out on the extra point for fastest lap by a mere 0.1 seconds.

Heading into tomorrow’s pair of races at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit, Will remains in fourth position in the championship but the four-way battle at the top of the driver standings is closer than ever with a mere six points separating Will, Bonanomi, Onidi and Fabrizio Crestani.

“The weekend has started perfectly for us with pole position for today’s race and our second win on the trot, I couldn’t be happier”, said an ecstatic Will at the conclusion of round seven, “Everything went well this morning, qualifying on pole was very important, and then in the race I was able to control things at the front.

“Fabio (Onidi) did put us under pressure but it wasn’t a problem, the car did what I wanted it to and our pace was good. We managed to pull well clear of the others and with Marco (Bonanomi) not able to finish, the championship has closed right up. I’m really looking forward to tomorrow’s races.”

During today’s second qualifying period, to decide the starting order for Sunday’s eighth round, Will just missed out on another pole position start by the tiniest of margins – a mere 0.009 seconds – with a best lap of 1m23.328 seconds (173.02km/h). Nonetheless, he will line-up on the front row of the grid once again and so is well placed to challenge for his third back-to-back victory.

The grid for round nine will be determined from the finishing order of round eight, albeit with the top eight finishers reversed. The first race tomorrow, Sunday, 13th September, will get underway at 10.35 (local time) while the second encounter will follow at around 14.25.

Provisional 2009 PartyPokerRacing.it Euroseries 3000 Championship Standings (after Rd7):
1st Fabio Onidi, 37pts; 2nd Fabrizio Crestani, 34pts; 3rd Marco Bonanomi, 33pts; 4th Will Bratt, 31pts

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Will BrattEmiliodeVillota.com Motorsport’s Will Bratt heads into his busiest fortnight of the year in just a few days time when the fourth event of the 2009 PartyPokerRacing.it Euroseries 3000 Championship kicks off two crucial back-to-back weekends of race action.

The Ricardo Tormo Circuit in Valencia, Spain, hosts the only triple-header event of the campaign this coming weekend, 12th/13th September, with the seventh and eighth rounds of the championship also joined by an additional race – the latter arranged by officials to compensate drivers and teams for the cancelled Donington Park rounds earlier in the year.

Banbury-based Will heads to the Spanish venue in confident mood and rightly so having achieved his maiden category race victory at Zolder in Belgium two weeks ago with an outstanding lights-to-flag drive from pole position during round six.

Consolidating fourth place in the driver standings, the fantastic result meant Will moved to within 12 points of series leader Marco Bonanomi – just reward having earlier lost an almost certain podium when a puncture pitched the 21-year-old off the circuit and into an unfortunate retirement.

“Taking our first win of the season at Zolder was a fantastic feeling and we’ll certainly be aiming to try and repeat that this weekend”, said the British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC) Rising Star, “It’s going to be a very busy couple of days with practice, qualifying and three races to pack in but it’s a great opportunity to try and score a lot of points and move closer towards the series lead.

“We’ve been on, or very close to, the pace all year so I can’t see any reason why we shouldn’t be quick at Valencia. It’s a home race for the team too so it’d be special for Emilio (De Villota) and the rest of the guys if we could finish on the podium. They’ve done an incredible job all season.”

Free practice for the weekend’s action will take place at 10.00 (local time) on Saturday, 12th September, with a pair of qualifying sessions at 11.55 and 13.15 respectively. The opening race of the weekend is then due to get underway at 17.35. On Sunday, 13th September, race two will begin at around 10.35 with the third encounter scheduled to start at 14.25.

Following the Valencia event, Will and his Spanish-based team embark on a journey to Italy for the 10th and 11th rounds of the season at Vallelunga on 19th/20th September. Like the majority of tracks the Oxon racer has visited this year, the meeting will mark his debut appearance at the circuit but he is greatly looking forward to the challenge as the championship reaches a critical stage.

Provisional 2009 PartyPokerRacing.it Euroseries 3000 Championship Standings (after Rd6):
1st Marco Bonanomi, 32pts; =2nd Fabrizio Crestani & Fabio Onidi, 28pts; 4th Will Bratt, 20pts

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