Spa: Sean McIntosh race two report

McIntosh taken out but holds tenth exiting Spa Sean McIntosh, ...

McIntosh taken out but holds tenth exiting Spa

Sean McIntosh, #6 Team KTR, Race 2 -- Qualified: 9th / Finished: DNF

Having scored his first World Series by Renault podium in yesterday's race at Spa- Francorchamps, KTR's Sean McIntosh barely made it through a quarter of a lap round the sweeping 4.3-mile Belgian circuit today as he was collected from behind and forced to retire at Les Combes. McIntosh currently sits tenth in the WSR Driver Standings with 26 points.

Race 2, Qualifying (Pole -- Pastor Maldonado, 2m03.962s)

Yesterday's qualifying sesssion saw McIntosh cement his top-ten pace and once again he was involved in the battle for pole in Group B. Duelling with Race 1's pole-sitter, and subsequent winner Pastor Maldonado, McIntosh traded lap times with the Venezuelan before his rival broke the sub-2m04s barrier. Sean ended up setting the fifth fastest time in the 15-car group, his best, a 2m04.593s, placing him ninth on the grid for this afternoon's 20-lap race.

Race 2, 15 Laps (Winner -- Borja Garcia, RC Motorsport)

The World Series by Renault field lined up for their second start at Spa-Francorchamps under clear skies this afternoon. As the lights flicked from red to green the pack charged to Eau Rouge with Sean holding station in ninth through the infamous turn. On the approach to the first chicane, Les Combes, Epsilon Euskadi's Davide Valsechhi locked up braking late and smashed into the back of Comtec's Jaap Van Lagen, who in turn collected Sean's innocent KTR entry, the Canadian's race ending prematurely on the opening lap.

Sean McIntosh - #6 Team KTR: "Today was fairly disappointing considering yesterday's result. I was pretty much taken out the first time I hit the brakes heading into the chicane. It's frustrating when someone else takes you out of the race and sadly it's not the first time this season this has happened either! Still, looking at the positives, yesterday's podium was a real boost for the team and we performed well despite the tricky conditions to move into tenth in the points. We head to Nurburgring for next weekend's race knowing we were fast there in pre-season testing."

The World Series by Renault heads to Germany's Nurburgring for Round 6, 5th-6th August.

-www.ktr.be

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Series Formula V8 3.5
Drivers Sean McIntosh , Pastor Maldonado , Borja Garcia