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Hockenheimring: Alexandre Premat preview

Hockenheim, Monday July 24, 2006 - Magny-Cours is just a few days ago and it feels really great to have scored strongly and made it on the podium in both races, especially as they were my home rounds. My plan is to do the same in Hockenheim and...

Hockenheim, Monday July 24, 2006 - Magny-Cours is just a few days ago and it feels really great to have scored strongly and made it on the podium in both races, especially as they were my home rounds. My plan is to do the same in Hockenheim and the fact I know the track well should help me. I have a good record at Hockenheim. In my F3 days I was always on the podium here, as I was in the GP2 race last year.

One thing I'm missing is a win at Hockenheim, so I'm determined to put that right this weekend.

I've been working hard on my preparations for Hockenheim including mental and physical preparation every day with my physio. The heat wave in Europe has made that very demanding but I feel good now. Before the racing begins I'll visit the German offices from my sponsor Superfund in Frankfurt. I want to show the fans how ready I am for this weekend and how much I want to do well for them.

Hockenheim usually guarantees some very hot weather. In some ways the track is quite similar to Magny Cours, and the surface is quite smooth so tyre degradation is not a serious issue, which means we can use softer tyre compounds. I like the entrance to the stadium section; it's a complicated sequence of corners but the atmosphere is incredible. You need good brake performance and stability at Hockenheim, and good traction on corner exits.

I have good memories of racing at Hockenheim in the past and I'm well prepared and feeling optimistic for the weekend ahead.

-www.alexandrepremat.com

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Drivers Alexandre Prémat