Zandvoort -- And that is win number four and win number five! After Paul Meijer made his comeback at the Zandvoort racetrack during the Pinksterraces and took both wins, the 19-year old Nikon Motorsport Team driver this again took two important...
Zandvoort -- And that is win number four and win number five! After Paul Meijer made his comeback at the Zandvoort racetrack during the Pinksterraces and took both wins, the 19-year old Nikon Motorsport Team driver this again took two important wins at Zandvoort. Despite the fact that Meijer did not compete in the first half of the season of the Formula Renault 2000 championship he is now fourth in the championship with --points.
Meijer, normally competing in the European Formula Renault 2000 championship, came to Zandvoort for the second time this season for the prestigious Marlboro Masters. After three pole positions in a row Meijer now had to settle with second and third grid positions.
The first race went according to plan for the driver from Bilthoven. Meijer started well and passed Strous on the dirty inside of the Tarzan corner. Meijer immediately created a gap to Strous and won the race. The second race went well too. After a rocket start Meijer was the first to dive into the first corner in front of Van Dam and Strous. It resulted in his second win of the day. With these two podium finishes Meijer now has won five in a row.
Paul: "Just like the last two races in this championship this weekend went entirely as planned. I made two super starts and overtook the leaders on the inside of the Tarzan corner in both heats. After that I tried to drive away from the rest of the field by setting fast lap times. I won both races with a few seconds ahead of my rivals. I am very happy that I performed this well during the Masters. In recent years I had a lot of misfortune and that crossed my mind at the end of the race. With only a few races to go I even have a change to finish third in the championship!"