A fifth and eighth place finish for Alex saw his season get off to a solid start with two points scoring results.
Bridgend-born Alex, who lives in Reading and was the 2013 UK Renault Clio Cup Vice-Champion, embarks on a new international challenge for 2015 with his entry into the SEAT León Eurocup. The championship calendar features seven weekends at some of Europe’s most famous racetracks, including the Nurburging, Silverstone and Monza, while the season finale takes place in Barcelona, the home of SEAT.
Afterwards he said, “All in all it was a good start to the season, especially as it was only my third time in the car.
“The SEAT León is a lot more technical than previous cars I have driven and so there is a lot to learn. Qualifying was difficult as it was my first experience of wet weather conditions; I was happy to qualify in the top 10 but frustrated to miss out on the reverse grid positions which apply to the top 8.
“I was really happy with race 1 and I managed to show how quick we were in the dry by moving up to 5th. I was hopeful of the same in race 2, but suffered heavy damage from a collision on lap 2. I was pretty pleased to cling on to a points scoring position considering the front end issues and so I’ll be looking to build on this solid start.”