Un­well Palmer misses Nur­bur­gring

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Mclaren Au­tosport BRDC Award win­ner Will Palmer missed last week­end’s For­mula Re­nault NEC round at the Nur­bur­gring through ill­ness.

Palmer, whose MABA crown topped a fine 2015 af­ter the Bri­ton had clinched a dom­i­nant BRDC Bri­tish F4 ti­tle, grad­u­ated to the twolitre For­mula Re­nault Eurocup and NEC se­ries for 2016 with the ART R-ace GP ju­nior team.

The 19-year-old had con­tested ev­ery race of both cam­paigns be­fore last week­end, scor­ing a best fin­ish of sec­ond in the sec­ond NEC race at Sil­ver­stone in May.

But Palmer was forced to with­draw from the penul­ti­mate round of the NEC sea­son at the Nur­bur­gring af­ter con­tract­ing a virus. “It was just that I was un­well last week,” said Palmer, who will re­turn for next week­end’s Eurocup round at Spa. “It was a late de­ci­sion but I couldn’t make it out. We knew it was go­ing to be touch and go from Tues­day, but it was Wed­nes­day night when we ended up mak­ing the call to back out.” Palmer was re­placed at R-ace by 16-year-old debu­tant Mar­cus Arm­strong, who fin­ished fourth in his sec­ond race in the se­ries.

Ill­ness ruled Palmer out of NEC Re­naults

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