French karting champion and former-F4 driver Valentin Hasse-Clot made quite the Carrera Cup GB debut this past weekend. Scything his way through a damp Snetterton, he put on an overtaking masterclass; passing thirteen cars on the first lap alone. With a great feelt for grip off-line, no shortage of courage, quick hands, and a superior sense of balance, he eventually worked himself up into second place, and clearly turned the most heads in the grandstands.
Fortunately, he was able to showcase his skills once again
Starting from the back of the pack for the second race of the weekend, Hasse-Clot muscled his way past more experienced competitors in the same unbridled fashion; moving into seventh position by the seventh lap. He remained there for the remainder of the race.
With such strong pace from the start; qualifying two tenths of second from the front row, this young Frenchman holds plenty of potential. Not only is he quick and courageous, but he’s a showman who knows how to stir an audience. Bon courage!