2014  International & Single Seater News

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Morris & Meyrick gearing for Silverstone glory! By web editor Rob Allender & Marc Orme

WRDA members Seb Morris and Andy Meyrick are due to have their only UK races of the year at Silverstone on the full 3.66-mile Grand Prix Circuit, this weekend 24/25th May. Morris will be competing in rounds 3 & 4 of the 2014 Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup (NEC) and later on Andy is in the Blancpain GT3 Endurance Series race.


Seb Morris (left) is currently 9th in the points standing, after overcoming some major challenges last time out at Monza with some excellent recovery drives, & is looking to claim the first podium of the year in the ultra-competitive NEC series and is confident of a strong outing. Seb finished on the podium last year in the BRDC Formula 4 races and was perhaps unlucky not to win!   “I want some solid points from the weekend, then get the momentum rolling in the championship and build from there. We need to walk before we can run but a podium finish would be very nice and a win would be fantastic! We’re aiming for a strong weekend, having had some good testing since Monza and managed a test at Silverstone too! That’s been good preparation, but we need to get the most out of the new tyres in qualifying, unlike at Monza. My experience of Silverstone will help in the races, I’ve been involved in some good battles with a lot of overtaking there in the past so I know what can and can’t be done.”


Seb, who is a part of the Caterham F1 teams Academy, is reunited with Fortec Motorsport for this season, having won races, and a championship with them in 2012, and is supported by Elite Cymru, Tag Heuer, Jack Wills clothing as well as Liberty Properties. He is also attracting lots of attention from the Welsh Media, and was featured in the top S4C Ralio + programme!


 With an extensive schedule of Free practice over the weekend, qualifying for the Formula Renault 2.0 NEC will take place Friday afternoon. Round three of season will start at 2.30 on Saturday, with the 2nd race of the weekend due at 10.15 on Sunday. Both 25 minute NEC races will be broadcast live with both German and English commentary. The English commentary can be heard at www.formularenault.tv while the Germany commentary can be heard at www.youtube.com/renaultmagazin.


Meanwhile Bentley Boy Meyrick, who is also part of Seb Morris support team, will be gearing up for the second race of the 2014 Blancpain GT3 Endurance Series. Andy is clearly a busy man these days, as he combines his work with Seb, and the MSA Academy as a Performance Manager, with driving the Deltawing in America and driving for the Bentley in Europe! To top it all, he and his team-mates and the Msport Bentley team are competing in the tough PRO category as one of 8 top teams and 24 drivers, all looking for an outright win in the 3 hour race! Andy, and his team-mates Guy Smith and Steven Kane finished 8th in the first race at Monza, a circuit that may not have favoured them. They were a lap behind the winners Gregoire Demoustier, Alex Premat, and Alvaro Parente in the ART teams’ McLaren MP4-12C, who virtually lapped the entire field! However the points scored have put MSport 5th in the teams’ points standings, with the drivers in a joint 7th place. It will be interesting to see how the team performs at Silverstone, which has more corners then Monza and is potential at better track for them. With several Free Practice sessions on Friday & Saturday, qualifying for the race will be on Sunday at 9.00 am with the race due to start at 3 p.m. N.B Bentleys most historic wins have been in 24hr races and the Blancpain series will visit Spa in Belgium for The Total 24 Hours race in July.

The B;ancpain has  live Timing and video links on  http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/endurance/


Links for Seb Morris -  www.sebmorris.com Twitter: @sebmorris31 Facebook: www.facebook.com/sebmorrisracing


Photo of  Seb Morris by Lens Monkey



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