MOTORSPORT: Victory at Nurburgring for Sims

ALEXANDER Sims took a dominant victory for T-Sport and ThreeBond in the second of the F3 Euro Series races at the Nurburgring last weekend.

Sims, from Wansford, who has worked with T-Sport in the past as a test driver and coach, has been racing in sports cars this year but he wants another shot at the Macau Grand Prix. In order to qualify for an entry at Macau he needed to complete an F3 event, which he did in great style.

Turning up at his first F3 meeting this year, Sims immediately impressed and at the end of the first practice session Sims was running strongly in second place. By the end of the second session he was topping the timesheets.

A disappointing qualifying result, on tyres that he has never raced on previously, saw him start the first race from eighth but in race two he stormed to a commanding win after building up a large gap to second and taking the fastest lap of the race.

“Going into the weekend we’d done a day of testing at Anglesey which went well so we knew the base that we were working from,” said Sims.

“To be honest though I didn’t know how we’d stack up against the opposition after not driving in Euro Series for a couple of years. I was pleased to find we were quick straight away and we never really looked back from that point.

“I knew all I needed was a good start as we had the pace to pull away. It’s pleasing to prove to people we can do it and to show that T-Sport is still a very competitive outfit that can win races convincingly at the highest level.”

T-Sport team principal, Russell Eacott added: “Alex is well known for his professionalism and performance and he showed everyone how it was done this weekend,.

“It’s great to take the first win for the Tomei engine and to have the competitiveness of our package proven in front of the massive DTM crowd. It was a good test for the team and we have a Macau entry in the bag too.”