Season finale for Manchester in Barcelona

Jack Manchester’s successful 2017 campaign draws to a close this weekend as he travels to Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya for the fifth, and final, round of the 2017 Radical European Masters.

Jack’s previous outing at Snetterton, in the Challenge Championship, saw the 19-year old continue his good form, making two trips to the podium, including one as a race winner in the UK Series final race of the year! This triumph capped off another excellent domestic season for the young racer.

Jack’s exploits in the Radical European Masters this year have also been highly impressive with the Thunderhead-sponsored youngster taking three victories from the six races he has contested this season.

Despite only partaking in selected rounds this season in the European Masters, Manchester’s success sees him control 4th place in the Drivers’ Championship with 185 points and with 123 still to play for – Jack will be looking to finish as high as possible as the curtain falls on the 2017 season.

The Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya is a highly demanding circuit that has been used as the official Formula One test track for many years now. This is due to its mix of high speed and slow speed corners that require a perfect balance between downforce and straight-line speed.

As Jack prepares to make his first appearance at the Spanish circuit, he is confident in his ability heading into the weekend.

“I can’t quite believe we are heading into the final race weekend of the year already. The win at Snetterton in the last race of the season was a fitting finale to my UK-based Radical experience, so I’ll be going all out in my final European involvement with the series this weekend as well.”

“Catalunya looks like a really exciting circuit and one I’ve been looking forward to experiencing. It’s combinations of high and slow speed corners will make finding the perfect balance in the car a challenge but one that I am really looking forward to. My success in the previous European races means I have to stay longer than the other drivers at the pit-stop during the races so I will have a big challenge to make up the lost time if I am to achieve podium success this weekend.  The team and I will be working really hard from the first session and hopefully we will be able to convert that into some good results and end the season positively.”

Track action this weekend is kick started with free practice on Friday at 08:00 (BST) as Jack looks to end his second season behind the wheel in style. Live coverage of Saturday and Sunday’s races can be viewed on Radical’s newly-refreshed website.