Challenging Anglesey set to test F3 Cup drivers at the MSVR Races of Wales

09/09/2011 - The F3 Cup makes its maiden trip to Wales this weekend with round seven of the 2011 series taking place at the challenging Anglesey circuit.

09/09/2011 - The F3 Cup makes its maiden trip to Wales this weekend with round seven of the 2011 series taking place at the challenging Anglesey circuit.

After experiencing a bumper grid on the famous Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit last time out at the MSVR GP Weekend, the 2.1 mile Anglesey International circuit will present drivers with an altogether different challenge.

The circuit situated in the foot of the Snowdonia mountains overlooking the Irish Sea will provide drivers with high speed undulating corners complimented with a mid range section, along with two slow speed hairpins and a banked corner.

With the circuit located on top of the cliffs, weather will play a huge part which will keep the drivers and teams on their toes, chasing the correct setup for the cars throughout the weekend.

Kent's Aaron Steele, driving for the Welsh-based Gray's Motorsport team, remains the dominant force in the 2011 series, after recording two impressive wins at the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit. The 22-year-old, who leads the Sunoco Grand Am 200 Challenge, is desperate to maintain his charge and increase his hopes of winning an FIA Formula Two test for the most meritorious driver.

Mark Terry and Chris Needham will be amongst the chasing pack hoping to claim the top step of the podium. Needham has already tasted victory twice this season and will be hungry to complete a hat trick of wins for 2011. His last victory came in desperately wet conditions at Brands Hatch in July and his impressive car control skills could be required this weekend with rain predicted throughout the event.      

Terry is another driver who will be expecting to challenge the podium places after enjoying his most successful weekend of the season at the MSVR GP Weekend at the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit on 20/21 August. The Medway driver finished second and third in the races on his debut at the 2.5 mile circuit and is brimming with confidence heading into this weekend's round at Anglesey.    

Mark Bailey Racing's Stuart Wiltshire feels the changeable weather conditions could play into his hands, but he has set himself the modest goal of crossing the finish line not in last position. The Billericay based racer is enjoying his first season in motorsport for seven years and is hoping to finish the season on a high.                 

Returning to the F3 Cup grid this weekend is Tony Bishop, in his Omicron Motorsport-run Dallara F302. The Whipsnade driver made his debut in the F3 Cup on the Brands Hatch Indy circuit on 16/17 July and will be looking to build on an encouraging first outing. Also returning to the track is Stephen Clegg in his Renault powered Dallara 301.  

Keep checking this website throughout the weekend for reports and reaction from round seven of the F3 Cup. Follow the F3 Cup on twitter @msvracing for live updates.