Epps passes the test

Michael Epps
Michael Epps

MICHAEL Epps enjoyed a productive day of testing at Silverstone on Friday in preparation for the second round of the Formula Renault BARC championship at Rockingham this weekend.

The 20-year-old from Hemel left the Northamptonshire circuit in an upbeat mood after working with his JWA-Avila team on mechanical setup and race pace.

“The day went really well! I feel more and more comfortable in the car with every lap that I drive,” he said.

“I was pleased with my pace and I’m looking forward to Rockingham.”

Epps heads to the Corby venue on the back of an eventful debut weekend in the series last month at Snetterton, where a crash during the wet qualifying session meant he had to start two of the three races from the very back of the grid.

However, Epps showed good resolve to secure three solid finishes and collect sixteen championship points.

Now, he is focused on running closer to the front of the field and he feels there is no reason why this will not be the case.

He said: “We are confident as a team and I seem to be able to run closely to the pace of the more experienced drivers in the championship when it’s dry, so I think we’ll be in the mix next weekend.”