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King's Lynn driver out to end BRDC British F3 season on a high at Silverstone

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Oliver Clarke aims to go out with a bang when he brings the curtain down on his rookie season in the BRDC British F3 Championship this weekend.

The West Norfolk driver takes to the track at the home of British motor racing, at Silverstone, after emerging as one of the standout performers in the single-seater series.

Clarke, 17, has put together a string of notable results in a campaign has been crammed into a three-month period due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Oliver Clarke. (42994552)
Oliver Clarke. (42994552)

Two podium finishes – the first in only his second outing of the season – and the other last time out at Donington Park, have been the highlights of his campaign.

However he is far from finished in adding to his trophy collection as he sets his sights on one final flurry to sign off what has been a memorable maiden foray into British F3

The Torq Racewear-sponsored athlete will have three outings at the legendary Grand Prix circuit at the Northamptonshire venue.

Having underlined his credentials in recent rounds, Clarke is also hoping to use the finale to make his mark on potential new investors as he begins to look ahead to the 2021 season.

Oliver Clarke after gaining another podium place at Donington Park. (42899076)
Oliver Clarke after gaining another podium place at Donington Park. (42899076)

Clarke said: "This season has literally flown by and it is a bit surreal that we are now heading into the finale.

"It's been a rollercoaster year but I'm really happy with how things have gone and to have two podiums to my name is something I'm proud of.

"I feel that I've really hit my stride in recent rounds and I'm confident we can be in the mix at Silverstone.

"I'm not in title contention or anything like that so I've got nothing to lose and everything to gain; I'm going there to get more podiums and hopefully even a win.

"I've already got one eye on 2021 as well and I know that this weekend's performance, as well as how I've performed in recent rounds, is the greatest pitch for any potential sponsor, partner or investor that I could possibly make.

"We'll head to Silverstone with great optimism, work hard like we always do and hopefully the results will fall our way.

"I'm fired up to end the year on a high."

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