Manchester returns to British soil this weekend

Jack Manchester returns to British soil and the home of British racing this weekend as Silverstone plays host to the third round of the Radical Challenge Championship. The talented 18-year-old returns to the scene of one of his finest triumphs, fresh off the back of a memorable European double-header last month and will be looking to build on his recent impressive performances.

Last time out on track, Jack embarked upon a driving challenge like no other; taking on two separate racing series’ across a single weekend, racing in the Audi Sport TT Cup at the Nürburgringon Friday and Saturday before competing at Spa Francorchamps in the Radical Challenge Championship on the Sunday.

Not one to be fazed by such a daunting prospect; Jack continued his improvement in the Audi series before delivering two excellent drives from the back of the field in his Radical which brought him his first win of 2017 and a P2 finish as well – a memorable weekend indeed!

This weekend Jack returns to the Silverstone circuit where his racing career truly kick started last year. On his circuit debut in his maiden year of competitive racing, Jack was confronted by torrential rain and an impressive field of competitors. In spite of this, his performance announced his arrival onto the racing scene as he crossed the line fifteen seconds ahead of his nearest challenger.

The Thunderhead-sponsored youngster is looking forward to revisiting one of his favourite circuits.

“I’ve got plenty of fond memories of Silverstone from last year and it was kind of where everything stemmed from for me as a driver. A year down the line, I am returning there as a much more well-rounded driver with far greater experience but I know that I am still just at the very start of my career with so much left to learn.”

“Me and my team had a great time of things last time out at Nürburgringand Spa and that is a real boost to my confidence heading into this weekend. That said, each weekend brings its own challenges and problems so I know that I have to be right on it from the outset again this weekend.”

Head of the MB Partners Young Driver Academy, Kieren Clark, is looking forward to Jack’s return to Silverstone this weekend.

“Jack’s success at Silverstone last year was a real highlight of the racing year. Whatever happens this weekend, Jack has enjoyed a year of huge improvement since. Concentrating on this weekend, it’s important that Jack remains focused on the task at hand and trusts in the same processes that helped him be so successful at Spa last month.”

Supporting the popular ‘MG Live’ weekend at Silverstone, the Radical Challenge action kicks off with qualifying at 11:20 on Saturday 17th June, followed by the first of two 20-minute races at 15:55. Racing resumes on Sunday with race two at 10:25, while the third and final 40-minute feature race is scheduled for 15:55.