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Young is craving more Clio Cup glory in Germany

 

Jack Young
Jack Young

By Sammy Hamill

Having scored consecutive wins in the Renault Clio Cup Open at the French Grand Prix, Jack Young is back on the international stage in Germany aiming to repeat the feat.

Currently second in the UK Clio Cup series, Methodist College student Young (right) is using the summer break in the British season to broaden his experience and is at Hockenheim, the German Grand Prix venue.

He dominated both Renault races at the Paul Ricard circuit in France, where he had won before, but this will be his first time at Hockenheim.

"I've been on the simulator at home non-stop these past two weeks learning this iconic track," he said.

"It was such a good experience being on the F1 package in Paul Ricard, and I can't wait to do it all over again."

Meanwhile, the battle for the Dawson-WAM Formula Ford Championship resumes at Kirkistown tomorrow with points leader David McCullough and challenger Alan Davidson going head-to-head again.

However, at last month's June meeting, David's brother Ivor, a former champion who was supposed to have retired, returned and won both races in his Van Diemen. He's back again tomorrow and may well steal the thunder of the title contenders.

There is a full programme of racing from 11am including Strykers, GTs, saloons and Fiestas.

The Irish Forest Rally Championship moves to Cork this weekend with the two-day Jim Walsh event and will see Ulsterman Cathan McCourt try to wrest the points lead away from Michael Carbin.

McCourt has won the last two rounds in his R5 Ford Fiesta and is only two points behind Carbin.

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