Matty is aiming for another strong weekend in Germany

Matty is aiming for another strong weekend in Germany

The Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup heads to Hockenheim in Germany this weekend for its first triple header meeting, with Matty travelling in confident mood following a productive couple of weeks.

Currently seventh in the championship standings after securing AVF’s best ever result in NEC last time out at Silverstone, Matty comes into this weekend’s meeting hopeful of a strong result following an MSA Academy day last week.

Taking place around the home of this year’s German Grand Prix, the action gets underway today (Friday 13th June) with two free practice sessions, before Saturday sees the qualifying sessions to determine the grids for races one and two in the morning, before the first race in the afternoon.

The weekend comes to a close on Sunday with two races with the third and final race seeing starting positions determined by the result of race 1, with the top six cars starting in reverse order.

Following a satisfactory weekend at the Formula Renault Eurocup meeting at the end of May, Matty is hopeful of making further improvements to his performances and having another strong weekend.

Matty said: ““After a good weekend at Silverstone, I’ve been working quite hard on improving my one lap pace for qualifying so I can start closer to the front of the field and race for the big points paying positions.”

“I entered into the Formula Renault Eurocup round at Spa to use it as an extended test session and then last week worked with the MSA Academy driver coaches to try and perfect some techniques.”

“I’ve been getting more confident each time I drive the car this year so with an extra race than usual, I’m hopeful of being on the pace from the off and then building up to a some good results in the races.”

“My race pace is pretty consistent and out in Belgium I was able to make up places because of that so if I’ve got my qualifying cracked, I hope to be able to get involved with the battles at the front of the field.

With no TV coverage or live streaming taking place this weekend, anyone wishing to track Matty’s progress can do so using the live timing system for the races at the following link www.raceresults.at with Matty’s timetable shown below.


Friday 13 June 2014

10:25 – 11:10 first free practice
15:05 – 15:50 second free practice

Saturday 14 June 2014

10:00 – 10:45 Qualifying
15:55 – 16:20 Race 1

Sunday 15 June 2014

09:05 – 09:30 Race 2
13:05 – 13:30 Race 3