Brands Hatch: Team Canada race report

A1 Team Canada: Qualified: 21st , Sprint Race: 19th, Feature Race: 9th Series standing: 14th After a disappointing qualifying session A1 Team Canada driver Sean McIntosh struggled in the sprint race with the handling of his car. Drivers took...

A1 Team Canada: Qualified: 21st , Sprint Race: 19th, Feature Race: 9th Series standing: 14th

After a disappointing qualifying session A1 Team Canada driver Sean McIntosh struggled in the sprint race with the handling of his car. Drivers took the race relatively steadily given only thirty minutes to work on the car before the main race of the day. Race two was another matter when it all seemed to come together. He kept his head while others were making mistakes and combined with gaining places by overtaking finished a credible ninth to take two valuable points and put Canada in 14th place in the World Cup of Motorsport standings.

Sean McIntosh: "In race one the start was quite good -- I picked off a few people and then the car handling just progressively got worse. At the end it was quite loose at the rear. After everything settled down in the race it was just a case of defending. The second race was a long old race. There was a lot of carnage out there. The last set of tyres the balance was a lot better. At the end of the race I was quick enough -- the lap times were getting better. As the race wore on we were just getting more and more into the groove. Now we need to look at the next circuit and we need to improve because you can't make it up when you start at the back. To come out of here top ten is certainly a decent result."

John Village, Team Manager: "The aim was to get a top ten place and we did it. Sean drove sensibly all weekend. In the pitstop we had a sticky right rear nut in the pit stop that we need to look at. But it was a good result for a programme that's only eleven days old."

-team canada-

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