Snetterton MSA Formula disapointments for Louise Richardson

Louise waits to go out on track (Photo by Marc Waller)


Louise waits to go out on track (Photo by Marc Waller)Louise Richardson and her family team had headed to Snetterton for the next rounds of the MSA Fomrula after having their best weekend of the season so far when Louise took a podium at Croft.

They hoped to build on Louise’s great result six weeks before as she returned to the track for the sixth meeting of the year.

Sadly the disapointments started in qualifying when she only mange fourteenth place overall. In the opening race she got a good start and after making up a couple of places she finished twelfth.

Race two was going similar to the first when, on the fourth lap she was forced to spin to avoid a rival, Petruu Florescu. This put her at the rear of the field and she had to fight her way back up to fourteenth overall once again.
She hoped things would finally go her way in race three and initially this seemed to be the case until she had a brief spin at the final corner part way through the race. She recovered once more but again could only manage fourteenth, not where she had hoped to be. Her disappointing results had left her in sixteenth in the championship.

Louise ahead of some of her rivals (Photo by Marc Waller) Louise in qualifying (Photo by Marc Waller) Louise didn't lack commitment (Photo by Marc Waller)

“After a great weekend at Croft before the summer break, this one has been tough and to be honest, I think we just need to try and draw a line under it and look forward to the next round at Knockhill,” she said. “Qualifying was difficult as I didn’t feel completely comfortable with the car and struggled to make much progress, but the team made some changes for race one and it felt much better.

“Unfortunately, races two and three just didn’t go my way. In race two, I was making a move on Florescu when he closed the door and I spun in avoidance, and then in race three, the car snapped under braking for the final corner and I had a spin across the grass.

Louise still has a smile despite things not going her way (Photo by Marc Waller)

“It’s disappointing that we weren’t able to build on the podium at Croft with some similar results here, but we’ve shown what we can do in previous events and will just put this weekend behind us and come out fighting in Scotland.”

The next rounds are at Knockhill in Scotland on the 22nd And 23rd August, Louise will hope tor return to the great results she got in North Yorkshire.  By Marc Waller

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