TYLER LIDSEY BOOSTED BY SNETTERTON SHOWING
Tyler Lidsey says he is eager to end his Quaife MINI CHALLENGE Trophy season on a high after his best weekend of the campaign to date at Snetterton.
The MRM driver secured a hat-trick of top ten finishes during the Norfolk race weekend, with sixth place in the third and final race marking his best result of the year.
It means Lidsey has now finished inside the top ten in five of the last season races, results which are in stark contrast to the early part of the year when an accident at Pembrey threatened to derail his campaign.
“We started the season on a real downer and it’s nice to see we are gaining momentum,” he reflected. “We had our best showing to date at Thruxton last time out, and have been able to improve again here – and now we just need to build on this and keep our heads down to finish the year on a high.
“I left Pembrey after the opening round not wanting to continue, and I think a lot of people would have felt the same in my position. We’d built a new car over the winter and then after race one, we ended up needing to build another – which used up both my spare shells.
“We had to dig deep, and my partner played a massive part in telling me to stay strong and not let things beat me. I’m glad that we’re now starting to get the results we know we’re capable of.”
Two rounds remain for the Cooper cars, with Lidsey confident of maintaining his recent from in the final six races of the year.
“Donington is one of my favourite tracks and hopefully we can go well,” he said, “but Brands Hatch is my home circuit so I’ll certainly go there with high expectations of ending the season with some top results.”