UK: Michael Patrizi Donington preview

PATRIZI HUNGRY FOR MORE TROPHIES AT DONINGTON Australian motorsport young gun Michael Patrizi will be pushing hard for another Formula BMW UK trophy at the classic Donington Park circuit in Derbyshire, England this weekend. Patrizi had his...

PATRIZI HUNGRY FOR MORE TROPHIES AT DONINGTON

Australian motorsport young gun Michael Patrizi will be pushing hard for another Formula BMW UK trophy at the classic Donington Park circuit in Derbyshire, England this weekend.

Patrizi had his best result of the year two weeks ago at Croft, where he piloted his #29 Motaworld Racing machine to third place in Round 11 of the ultra-competitive Formula BMW UK Championship.

The West Australian qualified third fastest for the round at Croft and the 2005 Formula BMW Asia Rookie Champion knows that such speed in qualifying will be the key to more success this weekend.

Patrizi has collected literally hundreds of trophies in his short and successful motorsport career, but the Formula BMW UK trophy from Croft is certainly one of his most valued to date as his first in the tough UK motorsport scene. Patrizi and Motaworld Racing are now aiming for more success this weekend at the fast and challenging Donington track.

Donington Park was a successful circuit for the crack Motaworld squad last season, so a repeat visit to the podium for Patrizi and the team is on the cards this weekend, when Rounds 13 and 14 of the 20-round championship get underway this weekend.

WHAT HE HAD TO SAY --

Michael Patrizi - #29 Motaworld Racing

"The team and I are very focussed on getting some good results in the second half of the season," said Patrizi.

"We are going to push as hard as we can and getting the third place at Croft has definitely helped our confidence. We are aiming at more podiums, but what we really want is to now challenge for wins.

"We have fixed the minor gearbox issue we had in the second race at Croft and everything is looking good for a strong weekend at Donington this weekend.

"I will treat this weekend like any other. The first practice will be all about learning the track and finding a rhythm around the circuit so that I can push as hard as possible in a short amount of time. I have raced on four different continents in my three years of car racing so far, so learning new tracks is something that I am quite used to.

"After first practice focus turns to getting the car as fast as possible for qualifying and also having a set-up that will last a race distance for Sunday.

"Donington was Motaworld's best circuit last year. The car was very fast around here for them in 2005 so I hope I can continue that run and repay all the hard work they have put in for me this season."

-bam

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