12 September 2012

Falcon plan expansion to NEC Renault in 2013

Falcon Motorsport are planning an expansion of the team to contest NEC Formula Renault in 2013. The team has already acquired a current car for testing ahead of the major upgrade for 2013. Intersteps driver Liam Venter has already been out testing the car along with our driver Coach Craig Dolby who is helping with development. “We have a long and successful history in Formula Renault commented Nick Streatfield. We decided not to go with the new formula when it was launched in 2010, but with the new car arriving next year, it seems like the perfect time for us to return.

2 September 2012

Nikita Miliakov narrowly misses out on first podium.

Down to just two cars for Rockingham, the Falcon pair of Nikita Miliakov and Liam Venter were fired up for a strong showing. Q1 was not so good; however Liam did manage fourth on the grid for race three. Race one produced a 5th and 7th for Liam and Nikita, but it was race two that Nikita had a storming drive to miss out on a podium by just three tenths. Liam had been the victim of a first corner accident and Nikta had taken full advantage, chasing down Sean Walkenshaw all the way to the flag for his best result to date. In race three Liam showed better with fourth place and Nikita in a strong fifth.

5 August 2012

Challenging weekend in Wales for Falcon trio

The Falcon team arrived at Pembrey with high expectations after a strong performance at Thruxton the week before. Two days of testing went very well with times suggesting another strong weekend for the team. Qualifying didn’t produce the expected pace though and the drivers ended up 5th, 6th and 7th. After a strong start, Liam was challenging for third, but was cruelly forced off the circuit early in the race. He recovered to re take fourth and once again closed on Aitken, but without the time to take the podium. Race two was one to forget with both Liam and Nikita being forced into retirement at the first corner. Lassi would battle for a podium, but was just held off by Cameron Twynham. Race three saw a titanic battle involving all three Falcon drivers in contention for podium positions. In the end and after contact from other drivers, it was a disappointing 5th for Lassi, 6th for Nikita and 8th for Liam.

29 July 2012

Pole and two podiums for Lassi Halminen

With Falcon fielding four cars at the ultra fast Thruxton, it was the perfect start to lock out the front row with Lassi Halminen and Liam Venter. The flying Fin set the bench mark time early on in Q1 over two tenths quicker than his team mate Liam. James Peace and the rapidly improving Nikita Miliakov were 5th and 7th respectively. The fast starting Matt Parry and Jack Aitken were to snatch the places from Lassi and Liam in race one, but Lassi recovered well to hound the pair all the way home. Another excellent podium for Lassi in race three along with fourth for Liam, fifth for James and sixth for Nikita proved a great finish to a strong weekend for the Falcon team.

15 July 2012

Another second for Liam Venter in Snetterton race 3.

Race two would give the Falcon trio a 5th, 7th and 10th but it was back to the podium for Liam in race three. Nikita and Lassi were still improving as the weekend progressed. The long and technical nature of the track showing up their limited track time, however both had made big strides in pace and by race three to finish 7th and 8th. Liam from fourth on the grid soon despatched Twynham and was soon after Aitken setting two fastest laps on the way. It didn’t take long to catch him and then a race long battle would ensue culminating in a superb round the outside move at the Esses to take second.