Hitech GP contender Bryce Aron claimed a maiden GB3 podium last time out at Silverstone, and the American is hoping to replicate his performance at Donington Park on 28/29 May.
The 18-year-old’s first visit to the rostrum came in his tenth GB3 race event, but only his second with his new Hitech team, and demonstrates that both team and driver are making good progress.
“It has definitely been a long time coming and I was ecstatic to be on the podium at Silverstone” he said. “On multiple occasions last year we got very close but it was great to finally seal the deal and in a way, a bit relieving.”
The big score fired him up the order somewhat, and he’s currently part of a five-way tie for 12th place in the current standings with his fellow Silverstone podium finishers Nick Gilkes and teammate Cian Shields, plus Zak Taylor and Branden Oxley.
Despite a tricky beginning to his campaign, Aron is less than 10 points away from a spot inside the top-10, and heads to a circuit that has been good for him in the past.
“It hasn’t been the easiest start to the season if I’m honest, but I feel like we have some positive momentum on our side heading into Donington which always helps. As well, Donington is a track that I really enjoy and had a few good results at last year, so I’m positive that we will be able to score some good points come next week.”
Aron’s 2022 campaign comes with a team that is new to him, but he is enjoying the challenges of adapting to both fresh surroundings and the new Tatuus MSV-022 car.
“I have been really liking the environment at Hitech GP and everyone within the team has been extremely helpful. They are a clever and determined bunch of guys so I can’t wait to see what we can achieve throughout the rest of this season.
“I wouldn’t say I have had to change my approach but rather got to embrace my general desire to look into lots of details. The team is extremely detail orientated and I really enjoy diving into the data with them in order to see how we can improve.
“As the new car has a bit more power and downforce, it is more fun to drive and you can really feel the difference, especially in the high speed corners. I have to say, I don’t mind the increase in speed at all and I think I can say that on behalf of all the drivers in the championship. The old car wasn’t slow by any means but the new car is just at another level, which I’m really enjoying.”
With Donington a week and a half away, Aron is hoping he can claim more silverware, but this time in one of the first two contests of the weekend.
“It would be great to be back on the podium, but hopefully this time in race one or two. It’s a very competitive field this year so it will not be easy by any means but the team and myself will be pushing our hardest to maximise our results.
“Last year I ended the year strong at Donington in both wet and dry conditions so I don’t see any reason why I can’t have a good outing there.”