Durban: Team France preview

France aims for repeat victory in South Africa A1 Team France heads to the eighth round of the A1GP season at Durban this weekend for the second street race of the season. France lies third in the overall 2007 classification and is looking for a...

France aims for repeat victory in South Africa

A1 Team France heads to the eighth round of the A1GP season at Durban this weekend for the second street race of the season. France lies third in the overall 2007 classification and is looking for a repeat of last year's victory to close in on the championship lead. Loic Duval, one of the drivers from the France FFSA filière, will again drive for the team and will try to fight for his fourth podium of the season.

Loic Duval said: "I'm just back from two GT test sessions in Okayama last week and Suzuka this week and will be landing on Thursday morning in South Africa with no idea of what to exactly expect before I walk around the track with my engineers. Up to this point, I have only seen a print of the track's layout and the data gathered by the team last year. I always love learning a new track and I can't wait to get to grips with the first corner of this street circuit - it looks very tight. I can't wait to fight for my fourth podium of the season and hopefully match Alexandre Premat's result from last year and win on this track."

Team manager Eric Boullier commented, "A1 Team France are arriving in South Africa with plenty of valuable experience from last year. Street racing is always challenging and here the first corner promises to be very exciting. Good data about the track will be a positive asset for the team. A street race is not easy to organise, but the South African authorities seems to have discovered the secret and put on a magnificent event last year."

A1 Team France, being the first winner of the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport in 2005, is one of 23 teams contesting in the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport in 2006.

-credit: team france

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Series A1GP
Drivers Alexandre Prémat , Loic Duval