The Malta Independent 23 February 2019, Saturday

Rodren Vella racing at Silverstone International circuit in the UK

Thursday, 9 August 2018, 11:00 Last update: about 8 months ago

Alfred A. Farrugia

On Sunday Rodren Vella is racing at Silverstone International circuit in the United Kingdom, the home of the British Formula 1 Grand Prix.

Rodren will be taking part in the fifth Royal Purple Hot Hatch Championship round of two races. He is currently leading the championship with 110 points.

Phillip Wright is chasing Rodren in the championship with 64 points, having missed the first round.

At Cadwell Park circuit two weeks ago, Phillips' Honda Civic Type-R seemed stronger than Rodren's Honda Civic, so much so that Rodren finished second in the qualifying session and second in races one and two.


It remains to be seen whether Rodren will be able to challenge Phillip at the Silverstone International Circuit.

The 750 Motor Club, which is promoting this championship will be offering live timing of the event through its website. The 15-minute qualifying session is scheduled to start at 9.25 am. The first race is scheduled at 11.40 am, while the second race is scheduled for 16.20. All times are UK times. The two races will be 13 minutes plus one lap long each.

The 5.9 km long Silverstone International circuit is not easy and Rodren will be doing his best to familiarize himself with it through another private testing session.

Rodren is hoping to consolidate his lead in the championship in the next round. If he continues to place in the second position in all the remaining races, he will still manage to collect the title.

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