About Jack Clarke
Racing In: ELMS and Blancpain
Racing Idol: Jackie Stewart
Monday 7th May 2012
Jack Clarke put on an impressive display in his first ever World Endurance Championship event in the six hour race at Spa Circuit in Belgium last weekend (4/5 May). The young driver from Effingham in Surrey led his team – Boutsen Ginion Racing – to a fifth place in the LMP2 class against the toughest sportscar competition in the world. As ever at Spa Circuit in the Ardennes forest, the conditions were very difficult and although qualifying took place in the dry, the race started in very damp conditions with excessive spray making visibility almost non existent. Jack was given the job of qualifying his Oreca Nissan Prototype and starting the...Read the full post.
Tuesday 17th April 2012
Jack Clarke – kicked off his 2012 Blancpain Endurance Series campaign last weekend at Monza, Italy, (14th/15th April) in the Boutsen Ginion Racing McLaren MP4-12C. It was the first outing in this category for the young racer from Effingham and it was to become a steep learning curve with extreme weather conditions making their impact. Competing in the GT3 sportscar category in a massive 57-strong field, the team worked well and were consistently competitive (and the fastest McLaren) leading up to the race on Sunday which was to end prematurely in adverse weather conditions. Jack and his two team mates, Nico Verdonck and Edouard Mondron made good progress in the dry in...Read the full post.
Tuesday 3rd April 2012
Surrey racing driver, Jack Clarke embarked on a new phase of his career last weekend (31st March/1st April) when he turned a competitive wheel for the first time as a sportscar driver in the first round of the European Le Mans Series at Paul Ricard in France. It was not to be the most rewarding of weekends but certainly one that Jack will not forget in a hurry when his Boutsen Ginion-run Oreca Nissan burst into flames in the first practice session with Jack at the wheel. At time of writing it was diagnosed that the exhaust pipe failed causing the carbon fibre at the rear of the car...Read the full post.