Double podium for Needham

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MORECAMBE racing driver Chris Needham made an excellent debut at the new Snetterton circuit in Norfolk in rounds one and two of the MSVR Formula 3 Cup in his DST entered Dallara this weekend.

The defending champion finished a strong second in both races after starting fifth on the grid.

Chris said: “We’ve had a great weekend all things considered as we’re lucky to be here at all. Two days ago our engine was still in Germany being re-built and I am the only driver that hasn’t tested on the new circuit prior to this weekends’ races, which is why we were further back on the grid than usual.”

The first race of the day was stopped after a start line incident saw one of the front row car’s roll and the emergency vehicles were needed on track.

Chris added: “It’s a sharp reminder that, whilst the car’s are very safe and we’ve excellent medical services, things happen very quickly at 130 miles per hour and the forces involved can be massive.

See the Lancaster Guardian (25-03-11) for full story.