Colin Noble News
A rain-interrupted fourth round of the Formula Renault NEC Championship prevented MGR and Colin Noble fighting for a stronger finish at Spa-Francorchamps circuit.
One of the most iconic and daunting venues on the international race calendar faced the competitors as the NEC series reached its halfway mark. With evocative names for its corners - such as Eau Rouge, Stavelot and La Source - it is little wonder that Spa is as much a rite of passage for a young driver as it is a place where reputations are forged. Every driver wants a victory at the Belgian track on their CV.
The Red Bull Ring in Austria played host to round three of the Formula Renault Northern European Cup (NEC) last weekend (6/7 June) with Colin Noble upholding MGR’s honours in fine style. With a brace of top ten finishes in the championship’s opening four races, the team was confident that it could again carry the fight to the established big teams at the current home of the Austrian Grand Prix.
Silverstone, the iconic home of the British Grand Prix hosted rounds 7, 8 and 9 of the BRDC Formula 4 Championship on 30-31 May) with MGR looking to build on its success at Rockingham.
Having kicked off at one iconic venue – Monza – the second round of the Formula Renault NEC Championship took the teams to another historic setting; Silverstone (23-24 May).
Having never seen, let alone driven Monza before, Colin gave an admirable account of himself. Now, on far more familiar soil, he and MGR were hoping to build on their solid start to the season. The early signs augured well, with the Penicuik-based youngster featuring on the list of the top fifteen drivers in each of the four practice sessions.
Colin Noble has signed an 11th hour deal to compete with MGR in the Formula Renault 2.0NEC Championship for this season. Having ran with the team in Protyre Formula Renault in 2014, taking his maiden win in the BTCC Supported Finale at Silverstone Colin had been in discussion with the team as regards his next step. With a move into the new MSA Formula or BRDC F4 looking the most likely option, a last minute deal to compete in the Northern European Cup has now been finalised.
Colin Noble Jnr delivered on the pace and promise he has shown throughout the season when he claimed his maiden Protyre Formula Renault victory during the championship’s final weekend at Silverstone (27 September).