Spa, 31st July 2004 -- Paul Meijer scored a respectable sixth position during the seventh round of the European Formula Renault 2000 Championship. At the Spa-Francorchamps circuit the best Dutch competitor drove an impressive race and added ten ...
Spa, 31st July 2004 -- Paul Meijer scored a respectable sixth position during the seventh round of the European Formula Renault 2000 Championship. At the Spa-Francorchamps circuit the best Dutch competitor drove an impressive race and added ten important points to hid total.
For years the European Formula Renault 2000 Championship is known as the official talents racing league since all races take place during all LG Super Racing Weekends. In the European Formula Renault 2000 championship young drivers compete with each other with a similar package (chassis, engines, tyres, fuel). When a 'rookie' performances constantly in an international field of top talents is an absolute achievement!
With a seventeenth position in qualifying Paul Meijer had to start the eleven-lap race from the midfield. Duet o a good start the 19-year old driver of Nikon Motorsport soon found himself in twelfth position. During the rest of the race the man from Bilthoven overtook several others and moved up to seventh place. With three laps to go a safety car situation caused Meijer to loose his lead on the guys behind him. In the ultimate lap the young driver swaps places with Frenchman Pagenaud and crosses the line in sixth position. Thanks to this result Paul Meijer currently is eighth in the championship with 100 points.
Paul: "Of course it is perfect to score important points for the championship. I managed to follow the pace of the others and tried to dive into any gap I saw. If I had not made the mistake yesterday during qualifying I would definitely made it onto the podium. I lifted a bit too soon because I thought I had already passed the finish line. This mistake cost me fifth position on the grid. Despite all of this I cannot complain about my sixth finishing position. I will try to keep this pace during the Marlboro Masters at Z andvoort!"
<pre> RESULT EUROPEAN FORMULA RENAULT 2000 SPA (ROUND 7): 01. Scott Speed 28:27.759 02. Colin Fleming + 02:880 03. Pascal Kochem + 03.465 04. Dominique Claessens + 03.863 05. Reinhard Kofler + 04:602 06. PAUL MEIJER + 06:630