MOTOR SPORT: Oliver Clarke will make his long-awaited BRDC British F3 Championship debut at Oulton Park this weekend.
The 17-year-old West Norfolk race ace is excited to be hitting the track as he targets a strong start to his 2020 campaign.
The start of the season was postponed for more than three months due to the coronavirus pandemic but the single-seater series will roar into life around the Cheshire venue with four high-octane races.
Representing front-running team Hillspeed as they celebrate their 50th anniversary, the Torq Racewear driver feels more prepared than ever heading into his maiden F3 season.
The multiple karting champion has been working hard at his King’s Lynn home – both physically and mentally.
He ramped up his preparations for the new season with successful test days at Donington Park and Silverstone before bringing his pre-season test programme to a close at Oulton Park.
Clocking plenty of mileage as well as benefitting from the expertise passed on from Fewkes Sports Management’s head of driver development Jordan King, Clarke is raring to show what he is capable of.
Clarke said: “I’m so excited to finally be able to get back racing. The extended lay-off has allowed me to prepare even more and I feel ready.
“Over the past few months I’ve been working on being the best version of myself both in and out of the car and I’m confident that will come across once we hit the track at Oulton.
“I’ve had plenty of running around the circuit in pre-season and we’ve performed well there, making improvements all the time.
“If we can score some solid points, mix it towards the front and stay out of trouble, then I’ll come away happy.”