Lynn in a class of his own in at Brands HatchPosted: April 3, 2011
The first round of the Formula Renault UK Championship was dominated by Alex Lynn who took two pole positions and won both races at the Kent circuit.
The 17 year-old was peerless all weekend as he nailed the start for the first of the two races, after which he was unchallenged all the way to the flag by his Fortec team-mate Will Stevens.
The start of race two saw Lynn get another good start despite the handicap of a pole position slot covered in dust and oil, holding off former Formula Ford frontrunner Tio Elinas who was challened for second place at the start by Jack Hawksworth but Elinas swept around the outside at Paddock Hill and into second.
Elinas, who tried but was unable to find a way around Stevens for second place in race one, could not match the pace of Lynn in the second encounter and settled for the podium position.
The only ‘glitch’ in Lynn’s weekend was that Ollie Milroy stole the fastest lap of the first race to ensure Lynn did not secure a perfect whitewash weekend.
Milroy himself bagged a pair of fourth places for Manor Competition, while Stevens backed could only manage fifth in race two.
Lynn told ITV he wasn’t getting ahead of himself however: “The weekend’s gone perfectly but i dont want to get ahead of myself. I wasnt expecting such a good weekend, it’s not my best track so im glad we’ve got it done here.”
Dan Wells was in the wars in both races with a spin in race one at Graham Hill bend and a jump start penalty in race two, while Alice Powell had a spin in the second race when she got on the power too early on the exit of the same corner.