Hwyel increases his title lead after Oulton Park win
Hwyel Lloyd increased his lead in the 2007 BARC Formula Renault Championship by winning round 4 after a storming performance at Oulton Park on Saturday. After doing TV slots for BBC Wales TV & S4C, Lloyd took a 1 point lead to the spectacular Cheshire circuit and was 3rd fastest in the damp practice session, tucking into 3rd place as the field streamed down to the Island hairpin for the first time. However he snatched the lead after the 1st and 2nd place man clashed and then began to build a lead. As he explained "I saw what was happening and went into the lead. Dean Stoneman was in 2nd place and I build up a good lead early on. This time the back-markers were good but I lost a lot of time due to a yellow flag situation. This let Stoneman close in and he was right on my tail going into the last lap but I was able to hold him, although he did set the fastest lap." However the win extends Lloyds Championship lead to 5 points. The next rounds are at Silverstone on 21/22nd of July and Hwyel said"Im looking forward to that as I go well at Silverstone." Before that Hwyel has another date at Silverstone when he getting a big boost as a special guest of the Renault F1 team at the forthcoming British Grand Prix test day. "Ive got a special invitation as Im leading the Formula Renault Championship, and well be spending the day with the team in the paddock and pits, seeing how they do things. Im really looking forward to it"
The next rounds in the 2007 BARC Formula Renault Championship are at Silverstone on 21/22nd of July