Hillspeed’s Max Marzorati reckons the fight for the GB4 Championship is only going to intensify in the second half of the season, starting this weekend (25-26 June) at Snetterton.
The British contender heads into the second part of this year’s campaign just 12 points behind Fortec’s Nikolas Taylor and 13 ahead of Alex Walker, with the trio having a reasonable cushion to those immediately behind.
For Marzorati, preparations for this weekend’s event really stepped up last week, courtesy of a busy test day at the Norfolk circuit on the hottest day of the year so far.
“I can’t even remember the last time I went testing outside of a race weekend!” said Marzorati, who operates on a tight budget, making his performances this year even more remarkable.
“It was really great to get back in the car again and I feel we have a really good starting point now for Thursday.”
The constructive test has fired up ‘The Phoenix’ even more ahead of the upcoming race weekend.
“It’s the halfway mark now so things will start to get more intense in this championship fight. I’m really fired up for the second half of the year and feel really prepared for it! I think we have a good shot at the title so I’m not going to leave anything on the table.”
The 21-year-old could well have been lost to the sport had it not been for the cost-effectiveness of the GB4 Championship, so to be firmly in a championship fight would have been unthinkable at the start of the year.
“I can’t believe it, I can’t thank Hillspeed, MSV and GB4 enough! To go from where I was last year to now fighting for a title is incredible and shows that no one should ever give up.”
Despite his strong season so far, Marzorati isn’t setting himself any targets ahead of the weekend, but that seems to be an approach that’s been working up until now.
“I try not to give myself any expectations going into a race weekend. I know what I can do and what I’ve got to do, which is to stay as consistent as I have been.
“So I just focus now on performing to the best of my availability and from that the results should come. Looking at the weather it’s changing a lot as well, it’s gone from bright sunshine to chance of showers to thunderstorms and it will probably change again.
“I think everyone would be excited for GB4’s first wet race if it does rain, I know I will be!”