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Samuel Oram-Jones scores against odds at Glan-Y-Gors

"But at least we still scored good points. We are pretty happy with that, especially after what happened on Saturday. My rivals have probably pulled away a bit. But we are still close enough to pull it back."

Samuel will get a chance to try and claw back some ground in the Formula Kart Stars (FKS) series next month, when he heads to Genk in Belgium for rounds seven and eight (August 12-15). Before that though, he will also take in the next round in the Super One Rotax Series at Larkhall (July 24-25).

"We are hoping we will do well at Larkhall," Samuel added. "We had a good event there last year and were fast. We hope to do the same this time."

In the meantime, this week, he will attend the F1 2010 British Grand Prix at Silverstone to meet a few of the teams, and having already met Red Bull's Adrian Newey at Glan-Y-Gors, Samuel is looking forward to getting a glimpse of an arena he one day aspires to be part of.

"It has not been the easiest of weekends, but it is not the end of the world either," summed-up Samuel's father, Emil. "We were only one point away from fifth in the standings prior to rounds five and six and I think we will only drop one or two places. We still have enough in the bag, in terms of dropped scores, to actually climb back up the table.

"We just need a couple of good results at Genk now and we can pull it back. We can still aim for a top three or top four placing in the standings. That would be extremely respectable.

"Sammy is not going to give up. It's not in his character. He drove through all of it this weekend and I couldn't fault him. In terms of the driving equipment he had, he did his absolute best.

"We are now looking forward to going to the British Grand Prix. We had a good chat with Adrian Newey on Sunday and it was very nice of him to take some time out to do that. He is already a huge fan of Sammy and that means a lot."

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Samuel Oram Jones. Glan-Y-Gors [Pic credit: Chris Walker -]
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Samuel Oram Jones. Glan-Y-Gors [Pic credit: Chris Walker -]

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