60 SECONDS WITH BRITISH SUPERCAR DRIVER, ED BRIDLE, ON LIFE AFTER KARTING & VW FUN CUP. GRIDMONKEY (GM) MET THE PRODIGIOUS PRAGA R1T EVO SUPERCAR DRIVER & ARDS INSTRUCTOR…
GM What is the best part about competing?
ED Winning! When you have the perfect race everything comes together, and it’s a huge win the team
GM Who are your racing influences and idols?
ED Ouch! There are so many, but Max Verstappen has to be up there for his impressive driving style and his overtaking ability. Mad skills!
GM What have been your major highlights/achievements to date?
ED Back to back podiums in the 2018 championship at Silverstone and Brands Hatch. I enjoyed going along to watch races at Brands, since I was a child so standing there on the 2nd podium was a dream come true. I was very lucky to drive John Surtees TS7 F1 car this year as well which was an amazing experience.
GM What do you most enjoy about racing?
ED The rush of adrenaline you get, racing wheel to wheel and the amazing people you meet in motorsport.
GM What is something you learned from UK Fun Cup Championship Series?
ED It’s probably one of the hardest UK championships. You need a great team and drivers to be successful.
GM Karting was good for you. What did you take away from that?
ED Karting was a brilliant step before cars it teaches you all the basics in motorsport. The biggest thing in karting was how close and aggressive it is and how 1 mistake can lose you 4 places in a corner and also the team work and relationships you need with team members to have success.
GM If you were a brand, what would your motto be?
ED “Team work makes the dream work”
GM If I called your team 7 racing boss right now and asked Jay Shepherd what is an area that you could improve on, what would he say?
ED Very good question, Jay would probably say ‘staying chilled-out in certain situations on track’.
GM Tell me something you believe that almost nobody agrees with you on?
ED Should have won the lottery by now.
GM What message would you like to give to the upcoming drivers and other karting juniors?
ED I think the biggest thing is making sure you work hard and sometimes you need to take a different route to get to the top.
GM How about your sponsors?
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