Brno: Team Ireland race report

Frustration for Ireland in A1GP World Cup of Motorsport Devaney salvages finish for Ireland from tough A1GP Brno, Czech Republic, 8 October 2006: A1 Team Ireland finished a frustrated 13th in today's A1GP Feature Race in the...

Frustration for Ireland in A1GP World Cup of Motorsport
Devaney salvages finish for Ireland from tough A1GP

Brno, Czech Republic, 8 October 2006: A1 Team Ireland finished a frustrated 13th in today's A1GP Feature Race in the Czech Republic, Michael Devaney battling hard throughout the race to finish just ahead of Brazil. Having started from 13th place on the grid Devaney dropped back slightly at the start but recovered, an early pit stop elevating him two places but the Rathfarnham driver unable to maintain the pace of the front runners through the long, sweeping corners which are such a feature of the Brno track.

Michael Devaney, 13th in A1GP, Czech Republic, Feature Race

"We just didn't have the pace this weekend and I am really frustrated not being able to get the speed through the corners of the other guys. I tried everything during the race including different lines and approaches, but nothing worked. I just couldn't do the things with our car that the drivers in front were able to get away with. The season really hasn't started the way we expected at all, so there's a lot of work to be done now."

Andy Miller, Technical Director

"We have tried a number of set-up changes this weekend without being able to find the speed we wanted around here and you could see in the race that Michael was struggling to stay with the front runners and also to keep quicker cars behind. We'll be looking at all the data, examining everything and working hard to find the pace we need.""

Mark Gallagher, Team Principal

"To come away from the opening two races with zero points and mid-field performances isn't acceptable to anyone in the team, least of all Michael, and we are going to have to focus on the key areas which can account for such a lack of speed. We have a good engine, we have tried various set-ups which have produced a positive response from the car, but at the end of the day we have not been in the ball-park this weekend."

-credit: team ireland

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Series A1GP
Drivers Michael Devaney