EFREN: Grant Maiman signs with Jenzer Motorsports

Maiman gets Jiggy with Jenzer NEW YORK, N.Y. (1 Nov.) Red Bull Energy Drink announced earlier in October that Grant Maiman has a deal set up with Jenzer Motorsport's Formula Renault operation. Maiman is the first of the four Red Bull Driver...

Maiman gets Jiggy with Jenzer

NEW YORK, N.Y. (1 Nov.) Red Bull Energy Drink announced earlier in October that Grant Maiman has a deal set up with Jenzer Motorsport's Formula Renault operation. Maiman is the first of the four Red Bull Driver Search winners to conclude his 2003 European racing plans.

Maiman has been testing with Jenzer, beginning last Sunday (27 Oct.). The team was at the Oschersleben circuit in Germany. On Monday, in cold wet conditions, Maiman fell off the road, but by Thursday (yesterday) he had put it all together.

"Yep. It was a new track, new car, and way, way wet, and I went agricultural," Maiman said. "But the crew, almost all of them from New Zealand, are great. They have a saying when things are going really well, 'tip-top.' By Thursday, they told me I was putting up lap times that would have had me on the front row at this year's FR race here. At the end of the session, Andreas [Jenzer, team owner and manager] said to me, 'tip-top, Grant,' so yes, I had redeemed myself."

Maiman tests next week at Italy's Misano track, then he's off to Valencia in Spain the following week for more track time.

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Series Formula Renault
Drivers Grant Maiman
Teams Jenzer Motorsport