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Twynham overcomes difficult Portimao weekend to maintain EuroFormula Open momentum

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Twynham overcomes difficult Portimao weekend to maintain EuroFormula Open momentum

 

• Leicestershire ace fourth and sixth in Portugal

 

BRDC Rising Star Cameron Twynham produced another spirited EuroFormula Open performance during a challenging second round at Portimao last weekend (June 6-8).

 

Following a disappointing Friday practice session, the Market Harborough teenager dug deep to qualify his Team West-Tec-run Dallara F312 third, only 0.167sec from the front row.

 

A chaotic opening race saw the MSA Academy member initially vault to second before the Safety Car neutralised proceedings with nine laps remaining. However, race leader Artur Janosz’s restart tactics caught him off-guard, enabling Alex Palou and Yu Kanamaru to slip by and deny the 18-year-old another top-three result.

 

“There was quite a lot of contact in race one due to multiple drivers exceeding track limits and re-joining,” explained Twynham. “It then appeared that [Artur] Janosz dropped his throttle twice on the restart which undoubtedly cost me a shot at the podium as I was passed twice into turn one.

 

“However, I was delighted with fourth considering everything that happened! Although we’re lacking in straight-line speed, our pace was strong on other areas of the circuit.”

 

Various set-up tweaks before Sunday morning’s qualifying run didn’t work as planned, leaving Twynham only 10th after an extremely close 30-minute session.

 

Another trademark fast getaway was just what the Leicestershire-based driver needed in race two, although his progress was stymied by contact at turn one. Thankfully, he sustained no damage and maintained a comfortable rhythm en route to sixth.

 

That helped Twynham consolidate fourth in both EuroFormula and the newly-formed Spanish F3 Championship standings, with six races held in Portimao, Jerez and Barcelona counting towards the latter title.

 

“It’s been a crazy weekend all-in-all,” admitted Twynham. “Notwithstanding our risky decision to try something different for second qualifying, we can be happy with our one-lap pace. However, our race performance dropped off steeply, so it’s something we need to focus on. We’ve definitely made progress since the Nurburgring, but we need to improve further.

 

“It’s disappointing not to finish on the podium, but we must be pleased with our results considering we had a tough weekend. If we nail our race set-up, I firmly believe we can capture our first victory at Jerez, a circuit I thoroughly enjoy.

 

“I’d also like to thank my ever-loyal sponsors for their incredible support again this weekend, and my fans on social media who continue to demonstrate their faith in me.”

 

Round three of the EuroFormula Open takes place at Jerez on June 21/22, where Twynham will be hoping to move up from fourth position in the drivers’ championship.

 

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About Cameron:

 

Still only 18, Cameron Twynham from Market Harborough on the Leicestershire/Northamptonshire border is one of the brightest youngsters in British motorsport. After finishing an encouraging second in the European F3 Open Copa Class last season, 2014 sees the MSA Academy member and BRDC Rising Star graduate to the top tier of the championship, now known as the EuroFormula Open. Cameron will continue to drive for revered British squad Team West-Tec.

 

 

 

Please visit www.camerontwynham.com  for more information.

 

 

 

Supporting Anxiety UK:

 

2014 will also see Cameron play an active role with Anxiety UK, a charity that promotes the relief and rehabilitation of those suffering with anxiety disorders through information and provision of self-help services. It also strives to advance awareness of the general public in the causes and conditions of anxiety disorders and associated phobias. After being diagnosed as a sufferer in 2010, it’s a cause that’s understandably close to Cameron’s heart.

 

 

 

Please visit www.anxietyuk.org.uk  for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cameron Twynham partners:

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