McKenzie’s British F3 Victory


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Fortec Driver  Dan McKenzie drove superbly to score his maiden British F3 International Class victory at Rockingham, England this weekend.

Dan, who is the reigning F3 National Class Champion, kept his cool amidst the chaos of the introduction of pit-stops to take the win in style. Dan poccesses tremendous dedication, focus, mental toughness and fighting spirit. He needed all these qualities to recover from what has been a relatively tough start to his 2010 season. I am very happy for Dan and I look forward to him building on this great win.

Oli Webb is Dan’s team-mate and another one of my guys. Oli currently lies second in the Championship and started the weekend strongly to take Pole-position for the first race. Unfortunately, he had a slow start off the grid and eventually had to settle for third place. He also grabbed Pole for the third race, but was contraversially ‘shunted off’ by his Championship rival,  Jean-Eric Verne. Still, Oli remains in the hunt for the title and I am sure he can keep pushing to take the fight to the Frenchman. He has all the skills and physical and mental toughness to do it.

The British Formula 3 Championship provides a great physical and mental challenge to the drivers this year. There are 3 races per weekend with the final race being the longest at 40 mins. There are 30 races per season, so strength and conditioning and mental toughness/focus are key to race and season-long performance. With 9 races in the next 4 weeks, recovery and ‘smart’ training is going to be all-important. That means programming recovery periods for all my guys. As important a part of the process as all the tough workouts that keep the boys in tip-top shape.

I will keep you posted as to how the guys progress this season.

All the best until then.

Gerry.