Powerful podium as Luis kicks off 2016 MSA season

APRIL3, 2016 -

Luis has made a great start to his 2016 British MSA Formula campaign, grabbing a podium position in an international field at Brands Hatch, UK.

Luis Leeds is seen during Round 1 of the 2016 MSA Formula championship at Brands Hatch

The 16-year-old Australian Red Bull Junior was on the pace all weekend, qualifying fourth and second and it was only the reverse grid Race 2 that provided a bit of disappointment when he was unlucky not finish on the podium after getting up to third.

Second by just 0.387s in the third race of the weekend and fourth in the points table, the Arden driver has every reason to be happy with the weekend. "Yes it's fantastic, a great way to start. The Arden guys have had the car hooked up all weekend and all credit to them."

"Only Race 2 was a bit disappointing, really enjoying pushing through to third but then a red flag and some rain dropped me down to ninth. That's one thing to work on, racing in the wet, not something we do a lot back home," grinned the Victorian.

"So now we've just got to keep the momentum going, carry the great pace through testing and this weekend into the rest of the year. I'm just loving it, not homesick at all, why would I be, it was 15 degrees yesterday, almost tropical!," he laughed.

“I think the most important thing from this weekend was to get a decent haul of points which we have definitely done. We’ve been working so hard during the winter. The car has been perfect and Arden are doing a great job.”

TRS Arden team manager Ben Bloomfield was full of praise: “Luis is one of the hardest workers we’ve got. He’s put in so much effort and it’s great to see that rewarded.”

The next instalment of Ford EcoBoost-powered action comes on 16/17 April at Donington Park.

Luis Leeds is seen at Brand Hatch