Temple of Speed beckons for Manchester

Jack Manchester heads to Monza, Italy, this weekend to compete in the fifth round of the Radical European Masters at the infamous Autodromo Nazionale Monza.

Six podiums in his last three race weekends, including a win at Silverstone, has seen the Thunderhead-sponsored youngster continue a remarkable run of form in his Radical SR3. Most recently, at Brands Hatch GP, Manchester had another impressive weekend as he made two trips to the podium after some fantastic performances around the Kent track.

Jack Manchester heads to the “Temple of Speed” and the 3.6-mile long track is by far the fastest on the Radical calendar. With only a handful of corners, including the famous Parabolica, Monza is one of the most technically-demanding tracks that Jack will face this year.

Now making his third European Masters appearance of 2017, Manchester returns to the happy hunting ground of Monza where the 19-year old impressed last year on his first ever trip to the track, taking a win on his European Masters debut.

Jack is relishing the challenge that this weekend at Monza brings.

“Monza is a fantastic track with lots of history. I have great memories of the circuit from last year, after taking a win on my first appearance there and I’m hoping for more of the same this weekend. Monza is a challenging track; it’s very fast but as it only has a handful of corners, you have to be very precise to hook a quick lap up.”

Barry Mears, Head of the MBP Academy, sees this as an important weekend for Jack.

“Jack’s recent form has been fantastic and this weekend is a great opportunity to continue his run. Jack enters the weekend as one of the drivers to beat so it will be a unique challenge for Jack to manage these expectations. This is testament to Jack’s development as he has come from an underdog to a front runner in the championship in less than two years.”

Track action at Monza gets underway on Friday morning with free practice at 08:00 (BST), with one race on Saturday and two more following on Sunday.

#15 Jack Manchester | Round Five - Monza (BST)

Friday
FP1: 08:00 - 09:00
FP2: 12:40 - 13:40

Saturday
Qualifying: 08:55 - 09:40
Race One: 12:50

Sunday
Race Two: 10:50
Race Three: 14:55