Matt Parry got an early taste of what may lie ahead in his motorsport future after testing a World Series by Renault car at the Motorland Aragon circuit in Spain.

The Welsh youngster earned the ride by winning the 2013 Formula Renault NEC title, and joined the crack Carlin organisation for the day, driving the car campaigned by F3 veteran Jazeman Jaafar through the regular WSbR campaign.

Parry got the chance to sample the step up in power - from his regular two-litre machine to the 3.5-litre World Series car - on day one of the final WSbR session of the season, as cars were given over to a number of rookies from categories such as Formula Renault and F3, with a few series 'veterans' thrown in for good measure.

Treating the outing very much as a learning exercise, and a chance to broaden his motorsport experience, Parry completed 84 laps in the distinctive white-and-aqua Carlin entry, posting a best time of 1min 41.450secs after improving by fully two seconds between the morning and afternoon sessions.

While the mark compared favourably with more experienced drivers, Parry has no designs on the World Series just yet, having all but confirmed a step up to the Formula Renault Eurocup for 2013.


Article created by Craig Llewellyn.