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THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME Jersey, UK -- 3 September 2007: Every racing driver knows that his home race, in front of his friends, family and peers, is the most important race of the year. For James Walker that...

THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME

Jersey, UK -- 3 September 2007: Every racing driver knows that his home race, in front of his friends, family and peers, is the most important race of the year. For James Walker that race is this weekend at Donington Park when the World Series by Renault arrives in the UK for rounds 10 of the 11 of the 2007 Championship.

James is one of only three British drivers racing in the World Series by Renault and he will be out to give the home crowd something to cheer about. The Budapest rounds proved to be the turning point of James' rookie season, where he really got on the pace and started to show what he could do in a World Series car. At the following event at Belgium he was again on the pace but Lady Luck was clearly not at Spa that weekend and his top performances were scuppered by other driver's errors. This time out James is hoping that his pace will be rewarded with some top results.

"Donington holds a lot of fond memories for me, most recently qualifying on the front row and finishing second at the F3 meeting last year," said James. "It's always good to race on British soil as the home support really lifts you. We're on an upward curve at the moment in terms of speed so I will be going out there to put it all together and get some results to make the home crowd happy. We're at a position now where we can seriously challenge for points so that is our target for Donington."

The two mandatory free practice sessions take place at Donington on Friday at 0900hrs and 1340hrs. Qualifying kicks of early on Saturday at 0900hrs with race one scheduled for 1415hrs that day. Race two rounds off the weekend of racing on Sunday at 1300hrs.

-credit: www.jwalkermotorsport.com

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Series Formula V8 3.5
Drivers James Walker