Thruxton disappointment for Edward

ROYSTON racing driver Edward Heinzelmann had mixed fortunes at the penultimate round of the BARC Formula Renault Championship at Thruxton on Sunday. Heinzelmann, who drives for Heathsports of Royston, qualified in pole position for the Club Class race, bu

ROYSTON racing driver Edward Heinzelmann had mixed fortunes at the penultimate round of the BARC Formula Renault Championship at Thruxton on Sunday.

Heinzelmann, who drives for Heathsports of Royston, qualified in pole position for the Club Class race, but did not enjoy the best of starts.

He lost two places on the first lap, but had regained them both by lap three.

But after running wide at a corner on his third lap, Heinzelmann eventually finished the race in fifth place.


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He said: "It was a disappointing result for me, which I put down to inexperience of the circuit as there was no opportunity to practice before the event.

"I did however get extra points for qualifying on pole and for the fastest lap during the race."

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Heinzelmann currently lies third in the club class drivers' championship with 80 points, behind Fraser Smart (120 points) and Steve Durrant (113 points).

The final two rounds of the championship will be held at Silverstone on October 4-5.

ROYSTON racing driver Ryan Lewis is set to compete at Silverstone on Sunday, in the final round of the 2008 Le Mans Series.

Lewis, who only made his sports-car debut a few weeks ago in the American Le Mans Series, has teamed up with Creation AIM and South African driver Stephen Simpson for the race.

Race practice begins at 1pm on Friday, with the six-hour race set to begin at lunchtime on Sunday.

After Sunday's race, Lewis will travel to the US for the next round of the American Le Mans Series on October 4.

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