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Tincknell swaps his Dallara for a classic Lotus

 2nd May 2012

Harry Ticknell Swaps Dallara for LotusBritish F3 frontrunner Harry Tincknell will this weekend (5/6 May) step back in time by 50 years when he goes behind the wheel of a 1962 Lotus 20 Formula Junior car to race in the Grand Prix de Pau Historique.

Tincknell will be using the weekend as vital reconnaissance for the forthcoming visit of the Cooper Tires British Formula 3 International Series to the south-western France street circuit. “A lot of the European drivers have raced at Pau,” said 20-year-old Harry, “so I am using this weekend to get a bit of track time. There is not much chance to learn the track otherwise ­ it is pretty much straight into qualifying and, as overtaking is so hard there, qualifying well is going to be absolutely vital.”

Harry will be swapping his 2.0-litre VW-powered and Carlin-prepared Dallara F312 chassis with its paddle-shift sequential gearbox for a 1.0-litre Ford Cosworth-engined Lotus 20 from the Lyons family’s collection ­ Tincknell and sports car racer Michael Lyons were team-mates in Formula Renault. “I am good friends with Michael and his family and I am really looking ahead to the coming weekend with them, and to making my historic racing debut. I have never driven anything quite like it before and it will be a new challenge for me, not least learning how to change gear with a conventional ’box. Most of all it will be a good, fun weekend with no pressure ­ ideal preparation.”

Tincknell and his Carlin team-mates will be in action at Pau for the Grand Prix proper over the weekend of 12/13 May.

Remaining Provisional Dates

11-13 May Pau, France Grand Prix de Pau
09/10 Jun Rockingham British F3 & GT
23/24 Jun Brands Hatch GP British F3 & GT
29 Jun-01 Jul Norisring, Germany European F3
26-28 Jul Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium Blancpain Endurance Series
04/05 Aug Snetterton 300 British F3 & GT
08/09 Sep Silverstone GP British F3 & GT
29/30 Sep Donington Park GP British F3 & GT

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