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AUSF3: Chris Alajajian Wakefield Park preview

ALAJAJIAN LOOKING TO START THE YEAR ON A STRONG NOTE AT WAKEFIELD PARK It's a new season, a new team and a fresh start for Chris Alajajian, whose 2006 motorsport campaign kicks off at Wakefield Park this weekend, March 3-5. The Sydney resident...

ALAJAJIAN LOOKING TO START THE YEAR ON A STRONG NOTE AT WAKEFIELD PARK

It's a new season, a new team and a fresh start for Chris Alajajian, whose 2006 motorsport campaign kicks off at Wakefield Park this weekend, March 3-5.

The Sydney resident is looking to start his season on a strong note, in the opening round of the Kumho Tyres Australian Formula 3 Championship for the CAMS Gold Star.

"I have been waiting impatiently to get back into a car, and this weekend I finally get the chance to do so," enthused Alajajian, who finished third in the 2005 Australian Formula 3 Championship.

"In the off-season, I've been working hard to stay fit and make sure I'm ready for this year. There is a lot riding on this year, so we need to have the best start possible, and set ourselves up well for the rest of it."

Now working with insight F3 for his 2006 Formula 3 tilt, Alajajian has his sights set on a strong opening round.

"Obviously we will go there very keen on winning, and I'll certainly be giving my best behind the wheel," he said.

"After a bit of bad luck last year, I want to turn over a new leaf, and have a fresh start.

"I know we can do a good job - with the results I had last year and also with the success insight had - so I will be driving smart, looking to stay out of trouble and not do anything silly.

"You don't know what to expect going into a race meeting, because anything can happen in motorsport.

"We are going to take it as it comes, and hopefully it will go well."

The Goulburn circuit was the scene of a number of Alajajian's motorsport achievements.

In 2004, it was where he sealed the Australian Production Car Championship title, becoming the youngest driver to win an Australian national championship.

A little over twelve months ago, it was the venue of his first Formula 3 race win, in the opening round of the 2005 F3 season.

"Wakefield Park is a circuit where you need to be very aggressive," Alajajian says of the 2.2km circuit.

"It's a narrow and twisty track, which makes it hard to overtake. The corners keep coming at you in quick succession, so you need to be very alert of the road infront of you in order to be fast."

The opening round of the 2006 Kumho Tyres Australian Formula 3 Championship for the CAMS Gold Star commences with practice on Friday before qualifying on Saturday and a pair of races on Sunday.

Chris Alajajian thanks the ongoing support of Jack Hillermans Smash, Subaru Australia, Elf Oil, Scuderia Veloce Motors, Nudie, Workflow Systems, Bilstein, Moody Kiddell & Partners, Travel Cafe, Heasman Steering, Disc Brakes Australia.

-www.TheChris.com.au

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