Teenager just outside top 10

TALENTED Sheffield speed demon Russ Danzey overcame difficult weather conditions and a late crash to recover with a “fantastic” 11th-placed finish in the 2011 Formula Renault BARC Championship at Oulton Park.

The 16-year-old said: “Oulton is a brilliant track – a really demanding, undulating drivers’ circuit. You never stop improving round there, either – you’re always testing yourself and finding more time.

“You don’t really get a break around the lap.”

Danzey admitted he made a mistake which saw him hit the tyre wall, but after repairing the car he recovered to finish well.

“To come away with what we did from how the weekend had started, I thought was absolutely fantastic,” he added.