McIntosh picks up WSR point for 10th Round 4 -- World Series by Renault, Misano Circuit, Italy Sean McIntosh, ...
McIntosh picks up WSR point for 10th
Round 4 -- World Series by Renault, Misano Circuit, Italy
Sean McIntosh, #6 Team KTR, Race 2 -- Qualified: 7th / Finished: 10th (1Point)
Sean McIntosh was left to rue what might have been today as he salvaged a championship point from today's 29-lap World Series by Renault race at Misano having spun himself out early in the proceedings. The 21-year-old Canadian, looking to rebound from yesterday's DNF where he was taken out of the race, was looking strong in the early stages having climbed into the top-five ahead of his mandatory pit-stop but eventually crossed the line tenth, the final points paying position, following his self-inflicted error at Turn 13.
Race 2, Qualifying (Pole -- Sebastian Vettel, 1m18.784s)
An early candidate for provisional pole, the KTR racer trailed only Andy Soucek in the first- half of the session. Sean's best lap, a 1m19.470s, was the fourth fastest in the group, just sixth tenths off of outright pole winner Sebastian Vettel while setting the Vancouver-native up with a seventh place grid slot -- his second best of the season following yesterday's sixth. Race 2, 29 Laps (Winner -- Sebastian Vettel, Carlin Motorsport) Up to fifth at the start, Sean was called to pit-lane for his mandatory stop at the end of lap six.
Firing himself back out, it was on his second flying lap following the stop that Sean caught himself out at Turn 13, spinning the #6 KTR entry while losing valuable track time and position. He quickly regrouped but the damage had been done as Misano's tight and twisty configuration made passing hard. Limiting the damage, Sean successfully clawed back a couple of places to break into the top-ten and the points at the checkered flag.
Sean McIntosh - #6 Team KTR: "It's frustrating to come away from the weekend with just one point when it should have been a lot more. Yesterday someone else took me out from what would have been a comfortable top-six finish and today I did it myself. We'll move on from here, we made progress with the car set-up and that showed in qualifying. We have to move up onto the front two-rows now to maximize our chances of getting that first podium."
The World Series by Renault heads to Spa, Belgium for Round 5, 28th-29th July.