Manchester returns to action at Snetterton

The summer wait is over for Jack Manchester who is itching to get back on the track. There will be no shortage of race action or opportunities for the 18-year-old to pit his skills in the UK and Europe in the coming months.

This weekend Jack heads to Snetterton to compete in the fifth round of the Radical Challenge Championship.

After picking up fourth place in his last race at Rockingham, just missing out on a podium with a blown rear tyre after taking a hit, Jack will be hoping to build on the podium success he achieved last time he was at Snetterton when he took third place in the Radical endurance race.

The Thunderhead-sponsored youngster is looking forward to getting back out on track this weekend. 

“As you can guess I am really looking forward to getting back on the track after the break. It’s going to be an exciting and very busy end of the year for me as my management and I have set a new plan. Racing in the Audi Sport TT Cup race has been an awesome German experience for me, however, my team and I realised that on my fast development curve I am not benefitting from the zero-testing policy and the number of race incidents has been hampering my progress.”

“So to optimise my time and year I am going to switch gears and finish out this season in both the Radical Challenge Championship and European Masters as well as undertaking more testing in bigger cars to hone my skills for next year. I have aggressive goals for my racing and I need more seat time to make them happen and extra track and race time is going to get me there.”

Head of the MBP Academy, Barry Mears, feels the revised plan gives Jack the perfect platform to continue his accelerated development.

“Jack is an impressive young driver with great potential so it’s essential he gets the right opportunities to develop. The plan that we have created gives him a platform to advance his skills and set him up for new championships in 2018 and beyond.”

“Jack is hungry for racing seat time and the hour-long endurance races in the European Radical Championship is just the kind of experience he needs, I’m very confident he will perform well in this and all the other challenges he is being set. It’s exciting to see Jack’s continued progression and he has a very bright future in the sport.”

Track action begins this weekend at Snetterton with qualifying at 09:40 (BST) on Saturday ahead of three races all on the same day.

#15 Jack Manchester | Round Five - Snetterton 

Saturday 26th August 

Qualifying: 09:40 - 10:05
Race One: 11:45 - 12:06
Race Two: 13:55 - 14:15
Race Three: 16:50 - 17:30