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Monza: Will Bratt preview

FORMULA 2 RACER BRATT LOOKING FORWARD TO MONZA RETURN FIA Formula 2 Championship front-runner Will Bratt is relishing a return visit to Monza in Italy this coming weekend, 22nd/23rd May, for the fifth and sixth rounds of the 2010 season. Off...

FORMULA 2 RACER BRATT LOOKING FORWARD TO MONZA RETURN

FIA Formula 2 Championship front-runner Will Bratt is relishing a return visit to Monza in Italy this coming weekend, 22nd/23rd May, for the fifth and sixth rounds of the 2010 season.

Off the back of a richly deserved maiden F2 podium finish during the previous event in Marrakech, Morocco, the 22-year-old heads to Monza's world-famous 3.6-mile track confident of continued success and aiming to make further inroads on the championship top three.

Monza holds happy memories for Will as the scene of his Party Poker Racing Euroseries 3000 title triumph last October. Taking a win and second place finish to secure the championship, Will's strong performance over the course of the Monza weekend -- coupled with a double podium result during the previous event at Vallelunga -- also earned him the Italian Formula 3000 crown.

"We had a near perfect weekend at Monza last year in Euroseries 3000", said Will, "The track holds some fantastic memories for me, so hopefully this year's visit in F2 will be pretty successful too. It was great to take my first F2 podium in Marrakech and the aim is to build on that next weekend, I'm really looking forward to going back to Monza.

"We definitely made progress between Silverstone and Morocco, I'm getting more and more settled with the car and learning how to get the most from it. There's still time to find but we're moving in the right direction and I think a couple of podium finishes is a realistic goal."

Heading into the third weekend of F2 action, the Banbury-based racer is fourth in the championship standings, 20 points shy of the category top three, even though he was forced out of the first Marrakech encounter following contact on the opening lap.

Pre-event testing at Monza will take place on Friday, 21st May, at 09.30 and 12.00 respectively, local time, with round five qualifying following at 16.15. The first race of the weekend will get underway at 11.15 on Saturday, 22nd May, with round six qualifying set to commence at 17.00. On Sunday, 23rd May, the second 30-minute race is scheduled to start at 14.05.

Television coverage will be screened on the British Eurosport network on digital satellite and cable, please check listings for full details.

-source: willbratt.com

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