Chloe achieves another two top-seven finish in latest event
Perth’s Chloe Grant heads to Zandvoort next month still placed ninth in the F1 Academy following the latest races in Spain last weekend (20-21 May).
The 17-year-old Ecurie Ecosse “driver” placed seventh twice plus an 11th at the Circuit De Barcelona-Catalunya at the wheel of her ART Grand Prix single-seater.
Having struggled in qualifying, Grant battled hard in the three closely-contested races and set competitive and consistent lap times.
Before leaving home for Spain, Chloe was invited to drive an Extreme E series Spark Odyssey 21 at Glenmuckloch in Dumfries & Galloway. Grant drove the electric SUV car with Sir Chris Hoy in the “passenger” seat.
Meanwhile, British multinational optical retail chain, Specsavers, and Scotland-based Island Leisure Lodges, has joined Laser Tools, John Clark Motor Group, Kevin Cuthbert PT and Fierce Racing in supporting Grant this season.
Prior to the Zandvoort event in the Netherlands staged over 23-25 June Grant, who is now a Motorsport UK “Girls on Track” Ambassador, will test at MotorLand Aragón in Spain.
Chloe says: “It wasn’t a bad weekend but it could have been better. I struggled a little in qualifying.
“I had good pace in Race 1 enabling me to go from P10 to finish P7 and was actually setting the quickest lap times in the final laps of the race.
“I made a really good start from P10 again in Race 2 and was up to seventh by the second corner on the opening lap with good, consistent pace throughout the race.
“Race 3 was hard work on ‘old’ tyres, starting twelfth and coming home eleventh, losing time due to lack of grip especially in the faster corners. I’m looking forward to clocking up more valuable mileage in testing at MotorLand – the more time in the car can only be of benefit to me.”