Durban: Team France race report

Duval earns France one more podium Sunday, February 04, 2007 ¬ - A1 Team France's Loic Duval finished second in the sprint race at Durban adding a fourth podium to his collection, during the 15-lap long sprint-race. In the 50 lap-long feature...

Duval earns France one more podium

Sunday, February 04, 2007 ¬ - A1 Team France's Loic Duval finished second in the sprint race at Durban adding a fourth podium to his collection, during the 15-lap long sprint-race. In the 50 lap-long feature race Loic's effort were stopped by a drive-shaft failure on lap 2.

Duval said: "It was a tough start from the sprint race. I was surprised to be able to pass New Zealand so easily. Here I was in second place and did not want to let it go. I just could not match the speed from the German car already two seconds ahead of me after one lap."

Duval's ambitions were shot in the feature race when he suffered a drive-shaft failure on his second lap. France now lies third in the championship with 57 points.

Loic Duval added: "For the start of the feature race, I was on the dirty side of the track and did not have a lot of grip and could not keep my second position as the Netherlands passed me. Later, I could do nothing and the safety car was deployed. Then at the restart my drive-shaft broke on the second lap and the race was over for me. What a shame because we were running well during the weekend."

Jean-Paul Driot, Team Principal - A1 Team France added: "Loic Duval secured another good podium in the sprint race. In the feature race he did his best, but the drive-shaft problem cost us the chance of another strong podium finish."

See you in Mexico for the ninth race of the season on March 25, 2007

-credit: france

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