UK 2000: Ryan McIntosh Snetterton preview

McIntosh races into second half of the season Vancouver, Canada (August 04, 2005) -- Sean McIntosh races into the second half of the 2005 Formula Renault UK Championship this weekend with Rounds 11 and 12 hosted at Snetterton Circuit in Norfolk,...

McIntosh races into second half of the season

Vancouver, Canada (August 04, 2005) -- Sean McIntosh races into the second half of the 2005 Formula Renault UK Championship this weekend with Rounds 11 and 12 hosted at Snetterton Circuit in Norfolk, Saturday 6th -- Sunday 7th August. The 20-year-old Canadian, currently fourth in the title chase, is relishing a return to the 1.952-mile track having set the fastest time in testing there last week.

Sean's Snetterton preparations kicked off in the best possible way as he set the pace in last Tuesday's test, eventually topping the timesheets with a hot lap of 1m04.949s. With extra track time permitted this Friday Sean hopes to optimize his set-up further heading into Saturday's all-important qualifying sessions.

"To have a shot at victory at Snetterton you really need to qualify on the front-row," commented the Team Firstair racer. "I'm sure we're going to have a good car this weekend. Last week we were on it right from the start but you have to take into consideration variables like the weather and track conditions, it can all change so easily over here. It'll be good to get a few more practice laps on Friday before getting down to business on Saturday."

Looking to add to his points tally from the first half of the year, with the notable highlights a win at Donington Park and a second place podium finish at Oulton Park, the reigning 'Graduate Cup' Champion remains focused on his title attack.

"Ideally I have to come away from Snetterton with two more consistent results. Saturday's qualifying sessions will be crucial to the outcome of Sunday's races but I'm confident we can do a good job and maintain our form. There's still a long way to go in the championship and I'm happy to take things one race at a time!"

In addition to his on-track commitments, continued media interest in Sean's racing achievements have kept him busy off-track. Last week he was interviewed by Erik Tomas for The Raceline Radio Network, Canada's only nationally syndicated motorsport magazine and open-line radio show. You can catch Sean's interview with Erik on this Sunday's show, 7th August. For a full list of stations and broadcast times please log on to -- www.raceline.ca and click on SCHEDULE.

Live timing from this weekend's Formula Renault UK Championship races can be found online at: www.msttiming.com

-www.seanmcintosh.com

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Series Formula Renault
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