Speedster Ben in pole position for a great season

Ben Barnicoat,
Ben Barnicoat,
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Chesterfield teenager Ben Barnicoat is gearing up for a high speed start to the motorsport season when he takes to the track next month.

The 18-year-old, who was the 2013 Protyre Formula Renault Autumn Cup Champion, is preparing for a step up in class to the Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup.

But to get himself in shape Ben – part of the McLaren-Mercedes F1 Team’s Driver Development Programme – will contest the first three races of the 2014 Protyre Formula Renault campaign.

His first outing will be on April 5 and 6 at Rockingham, Northamptonshire, the scene of his Autumn Cup triumph last November.