SOUTH Warnborough racing driver Ollie Hancock has decided to bring the curtain down on his current campaign in the Formula Renault UK Championship.

However, the 21-year-old is determined to come back stronger than ever next year and hopes once again, as in 2008, to be winning championships.

This year, Hancock has had a rocky ride in the Formula Renault UK Championship – fourth at Donington being the high spot, but once again at Silverstone recently the young driver had a frustrating time and failed to make the top ten.

It was a far cry from the season before when he was crowned Formula Renault BARC champion at Thruxton with two races to go.

Talking about his decision, Hancock said: “I think there has come a time where we are just wasting sponsors’ money and we will now have a three-day test looking to get things right for next season.

“Only at Donington did the car feel right and that proved to be my best finish. It is very frustrating not being able to compete at the level I want after the success I had last year. I think I need a break so we can come back stronger next year. I still want to race single seater, but I want to be battling with leaders not having to just drive round near the back. I am now used to that in my career.”

Hancock will still be driving in other events for the rest of the year and also hopes to get to race a couple of heritage races.

The racer is on the look out for sponsorship for next season, which will include full branding of the car and anyone interested can contact him by e-mailing