This weekend sees Manchester return to Rockingham a year after picking up points at the Northamptonshire track in only his third race weekend of his career. More recently, the Thunderhead-sponsored driver returned to the track for a test day where Jack showcased his natural speed and ability around the 2.05-mile-long International Super Sports Car Long Circuit.
Having enjoyed a successful test at the track in the spring, the 18 year old heads to the Northamptonshire track hopeful of another positive result in what has been a strong start to the season.
“We go into this weekend with the objective of being competitive. We’ve shown here in testing that we can be quick and I hope we can transfer that pace into the race weekend. On the back of a good weekend at Silverstone, I’m confident we can be fighting at the top of the grid and if we get the car working at its best, there’s no reason why we can’t hunt for a podium!”
Head of the MB Partners Young Driver Academy, Kieren Clark, thinks this weekend has the potential to be a successful one for Jack.
“Jack had a good weekend at Silverstone last week and there are many positives we can transfer over to Rockingham, a track Jack can show his skills at. As long as we keep our focus and reach our objectives through the weekend, we should have our eyes set on the another strong finish.”
Jack’s weekend at Rockingham gets underway on Friday with the round’s practice sessions, followed by all of the weekend’s races falling on Saturday.