06/08/2012 - James Cross is eager to prove his F3 Cup
credentials when he plans to return to the grid at Brands Hatch on
18/19 August after missing the last three events with mechanical
The reigning Toyota MR2 champion has switched to single seaters
this year in the F3 Cup and has shown glimpses of pace capable of
running in the top order, only to be thwarted by mechanical issues.
After an engine rebuild, Cross intends to compete on the famous
Kent circuit later this month and is determined to secure an
impressive points haul.
Racing in the Cup Class with AW Tracksport, Cross' best finish
to date was a well deserved fourth in class in treacherous wet
conditions at Donington Park in April. Since then the 27-year-old
has suffered from engine issues from his Dallara F302 which has
caused him to miss races at Silverstone, Spa Francorchamps and
Snetterton 300. However, with repairs due to be completed in time
for Brands Hatch, he is desperate to return to racing.
He said: "I literally cannot wait to be racing again after a
couple of tough months with engine problems. We have had some bad
luck this season but I hope to have a good run out at Brands Hatch.
When the car has been working we have been doing well and I think I
have the pace to challenge some of the quick drivers.
"I feel I have something to prove as I really haven't had much
of a chance to show my pace. Brands Hatch GP is one of my favourite
circuits and it is up there with Spa for me so I can't wait."
Cross is expected to join a strong grid for rounds 11 and 12
where the title race is set to intensify with just 5.5 points
separating the top two Tristan Cliffe and Chris Dittmann.
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