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Motorsport: Luff looking for better luck at Snetterton

PUBLISHED: 07:00 27 July 2018

Matt Luff in racing action in the Ginetta Junior series

Matt Luff in racing action in the Ginetta Junior series

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Romford’s Matt Luff returns to action in the Ginetta Junior Championship after a month long break at Snetterton this weekend.

Matt Luff of Richardson Racing (pic James Roberts)Matt Luff of Richardson Racing (pic James Roberts)

And he will be hoping to have good reason to celebrate, as he also has his 17th birthday to look forward to.

Last weekend’s test day at Snetterton proved frustrating, as Luff missed three of the five sessions due to mechanical problems.

Mum Lynn said: “In keeping with his luck, all three bolts of the alternator broke at the same time, which affected the cooling system and made the car overheat. I just want things to go right for him so we can see what he is really capable of!”

Brentwood pupil Luff went into the summer break having competed in the SODI World Karting finals in Venice, where his Brentwood Banta team finished 19th out of 41, having been in sixth place at one point before a team pit-stop error led to a 30-second penalty.

And that came after round four of the Ginetta, where Luff was ninth quickest at Oulton Park, but retired from race one due to an overheating issue, which also forced him out of race two.

Round five saw Luff head to Croft with a brand new engine, where he finished seventh in race one and then had 10th and 11th-placed finishes in the other races over the weekend.

He said: “Croft was always going to be a tough weekend given the fact I’ve not been here for 12 months, it’s probably one of the most difficult circuits to go to without testing.

“Overall I’d say it’s been a tricky opening half of the year for me because me deal all came together so late. Hopefully we can come out stronger at Snetterton.”

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