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Spa: Josef Newgarden preview

NEWGARDEN'S SEASON CONTINUES IN SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS Formula One and its support series' are set to come back from a month-long break to race this weekend at the sensational Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium, and GP3 racer Josef Newgarden is ...

NEWGARDEN'S SEASON CONTINUES IN SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS

Formula One and its support series' are set to come back from a month-long break to race this weekend at the sensational Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium, and GP3 racer Josef Newgarden is ready to get back into the cockpit.

Last time out, Newgarden put in a stunning performance at the Hungaroring, but he was denied his first podium in the GP3 Series when a fuel pump failure with just three laps to go, forced the Carlin car off the track and out of the race.

"We were unlucky in Hungary," said Newgarden, "but that doesn't take away the pace we had or the potential we've shown. It's been a very difficult season so far but it is character building, and hopefully for the last two events we'll encounter a little more good fortune."

Though he is yet to drive a lap of the Spa-Francorchamps circuit, the venue of the Formula One Belgian Grand Prix and Spa 24 Hours endurance race is a favourite of many racing drivers, and Newgarden is looking forward to learning the track. Widely considered to be one of the most demanding circuits on the calendar; mainly due to its fast, hilly and twisty nature this will present yet another challenge for the young American, but one he is only too eager to take on.

Newgarden will venture out onto the Spa-Francorchamps circuit for the first time in Friday's practice session, with qualifying scheduled for the following morning at 08:45. Race one will get underway at 17:20 on Saturday afternoon, with race two scheduled to start at 09:25 on Sunday morning (local times).

-source: j newgarden

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