Sepang: Team Ireland race report

Devaney scores Ireland's first point in A1GP battle Sepang, Malaysia, 26 November; Michael Devaney scored A1 Team Ireland's first championship point in the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport in Malaysia when he battled through atrocious conditions to...

Devaney scores Ireland's first point in A1GP battle

Sepang, Malaysia, 26 November; Michael Devaney scored A1 Team Ireland's first championship point in the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport in Malaysia when he battled through atrocious conditions to finish in 10th place in a hard fought race. The young Irish star finished 14th in this morning's short Sprint Race event to decide the grid line-up for the Feature Race.

A rain storm half an hour before the start of the main event caused the race to be delayed 15 minutes and then started behind the Safety Car, Devaney carefully negotiating his way around the heavily waterlogged track. He overtook China, South Africa and Singapore en route to scoring a solid 10th placed finish.

Michael Devaney, Sprint Race: 14th; Feature Race: 10th Position

"For the first 10 laps of the Feature Race I just couldn't see anything in the conditions and had to back off half way down the straights. I really had to concentrate hard not to lose the car anywhere. I managed to get Singapore just before the end so I am happy to have got our first point after a hard race."

Andy Miller, Technical Director

"Under the circumstances I think we did as much as we could today to get that point and stay out of trouble. The conditions were pretty bad but Michael held it together well and it was good to finish both races and have a trouble free run. We still don't have the speed of the front runners so there's a lot yet to come."

Mark Gallagher, Team Principal

"The conditions were awful today and Michael did well to avoid trouble, overtake some tough competitors and bring the team its first championship point. We never thought it would take four race weekends to bring our first point of the season, but hopefully it marks the start of a return to more competitive form."

-credit: team ireland

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Series A1GP
Drivers Michael Devaney