DRIVER NEWS: James Pull finishes weekend strongly in MSA Formula

James Pull / Fortec

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DRIVER NEWS 9 SEPTEMBER, 2015 – James Pull was happy to finish the weekend with a flourish in the MSA Formula Championship. The 15-year-old Fortec driver placed seventh in the final race, despite tyre-wear carrying over from an earlier crash.

It left the ADD Motorsports-supported racer knowing he could have finished much higher and confident he can end the season in the best possible fashion. He said: “The weekend was a bit up and down, but I’m happy to take the positives out of it. We were a bit unlucky to get hit in the first race and it left the balance out which meant the tyres wore down really quickly. Although the team fixed the car, the tyres were still a problem later on, so to finish seventh in the final race proved we could have been finishing a lot higher. It’s given me a lot of confidence going forward.”

James, born in Singapore, now living in Herts, had a good practice, but made up a lot of time by qualifying, to finish ninth and ninth. But on the second corner of the first race the brakes of the driver behind went, leaving him driving into the front wheel of James and upsetting the balance and tracking of his car. It meant the tyres wore quickly and he could only finish 16th.

Starting near the back in the second race, he was hit again on the first lap and this time his rear wheel was pushed in. That, coupled with using the same worn tyres, left him struggling to compete again and he finished 14th.

But starting in ninth again in the final race, the driver had his best outing of the weekend. Despite racing again with the same earlier problems, he got off to a good start and kept his cool to finish seventh. He added: “There was nothing we could do about the tyre problems, it was just one of those things. But I have come away from the weekend pretty happy overall. In the last race I was competing and holding my own with all the top guys, despite the issues that were holding me back. Now I can’t wait to get going again and I really hope I can end the season on a high over the next few weekends.”