Young Driver Academy

Manchester prepared for Radical opener

20th April 2017

Jack Manchester will compete in the first round of the 2017 British SR3 Radical Challenge this weekend when he travels to Donington Park.
 
After debuting on the racing scene at the start of 2016, Jack will be commencing his sophomore season on the back of a comprehensive winter training programme and a showing at the Radical International Series in Barbados in January.
 
Due to his participation in the Audi Sport TT Cup this year, the 18-year-old will only be participating in four of the UK-based Radical rounds this year - with Donington being his first challenge on the 2017 calendar. This weekend will mark Jack’s first appearance at the 1.96-mile circuit in Leicestershire and the talented youngster will be looking to put his Radical SR3 through its paces when he takes to the track on Friday.
 
For the upcoming Radical season, Jack joins Scorpio Motorsport as the team makes its first ever appearance in the Radical Series. Scorpio Motorsport boast an impressive record in motorsport including many race and championship wins in Formula Renault 2.0. The team was founded in 2000 by ex-racer Jon Pettitt and ex-F3 and World Sports Car driver Tony Trevor who between them possess over 50 years experience in the motor racing industry.
 
Looking ahead to the weekend, Manchester is hopeful of starting his season in a positive manner and is excited to get back behind the wheel.
 
“It’s been a productive winter where I’ve been able to devote plenty of time to get myself in the best possible shape heading into the new season. That said, there’s only so much testing and practice you can do and I’m really looking forward to getting back to racing and teaming up with Scorpio Motorsport! Hopefully we can get off to a positive start and come away with a good result.”
 
Head of MB Partners’ Young Driver Academy, Kieren Clark, is hopeful that the weekend will provide the perfect start to Jack’s season and give him the added confidence heading into his maiden appearance in the Audi Sport TT Cup.
 
“This weekend provides another set of unique challenges for Jack with a new track and a new team to work with. I’m sure if Jack brings his usual work ethic, he can get up to speed quickly with the team and the performance will take care of itself.”
 
Jack’s week kicks off on Friday with the weekend’s practice sessions, followed by an intensive Saturday which includes qualifying and three separate races.