Jacques Mizzi to be present at Silverstone

Thursday, March 21, 2013, 12:19

20-year old rookie driver Jacques Mizzi and his Renualt Clio will be present on Thursday, 21st March at the Silverstone Circuit – the home of the British Grand Prix – for the official media day of the Renault UK Clio Cup, a supporting race of the British Touring Car Championship.


Jacques has the grueling task of 16 races on 8 separate weekends, starting in Kent at Brands Hatch on 30/31 March, Easter weekend. On the weekend of 21st April he will race at Donington Park in Leicestershire, and he will then move to Thruxton Circuit in Hampshire for the weekend of 5th May.  Oulton Park in Cheshire will be next on the weekend of 9th June, and on the 23rd of the same month he will race at Croft Circuit in North Yorkshire.


After a break in July, Jacques’ next two races on the weekend of 4th August will take place at the Snetterton Motor Racing Circuit in Norfolk, where I learnt the racing technique in the 1960’s with Jim Russell’s International Racing Drivers’ School. The circuit has undergone a number of changes over the past 50 years, so there is a limit to how much I can share what I had learnt with Jacques.


On the weekend of 15th September, Jacques’ two races will be at Rockingham Motor Speedway in Northamptonshire. Jacques has registered some interesting laps at this circuit during testing.  The final two races of Jacques’ thrilling experience will be back in Brands Hatch, but this time the Grand Prix circuit will be used instead of the Club or Indy circuit.


This means that Jacques’ racing skill and his Clio will be on display all over the United Kingdom, providing an excellent opportunity for those who would like to publicize Malta or their products and services through this form of sport.


In addition to the thousands of racing fans who will be present for the British Touring Car Championship at these circuits, several other millions will be watching live through ITV4 and ITV4 HD as well as through the Internet on www.itv.com.


Jacques’ name and the flag of Malta have already made it to Wikipedia, which features an entry on the 2013 Renault UK Clio Cup. The national motorsport media in the UK is expected to watch Jacques as well being one, if not the only non-British driver.

Jacques has prepared himself in the best possible way within the limitations of the geographical distance and the financial constraints. But his morale is high and his driving skill can only improve from one race to the next. All the racing fans in Malta wish him luck and success.


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