TOP MARKS IN MONTE CARLO Monaco -- 25 May 2008: James Walker finished in eighth place in today's World Series by Renault race in Monte Carlo. The Jersey driver kept a cool head in the treacherous conditions and consolidated his ...
TOP MARKS IN MONTE CARLO
Monaco -- 25 May 2008: James Walker finished in eighth place in today's World Series by Renault race in Monte Carlo. The Jersey driver kept a cool head in the treacherous conditions and consolidated his fantastic qualifying position at one of the toughest street circuits in the world.
The teams were greeted with heavy rain when they arrived at the circuit this morning and they could see from the Porsche Supercup race that went out before them that the track was incredibly slippery.
The first three laps of the race were run behind the safety car as the conditions were so bad but once the race really got underway James was all over the back of seventh placed Moreau. Under normal circumstances he would attack and go for a pass but as soon as you brake late or go off line at Monaco you are in the barrier so he had to keep it clean.
The safety car came out again at the end of the race when three cars tangled at Casino Square. James finished the race unscathed, apart from a slight brush against the wall at the last corner!
"I'm really happy with the result today," said James. "In fact it has been a great weekend in Monaco. I think in retrospect I could have been even higher up in qualifying but, considering these wet races can be such a lottery, I'm delighted to leave with more points. This result also fires me up for my home World Series event."
The UK rounds of the World Series by Renault take place in just two weeks' time at Silverstone.