WALKER RACES TOWARDS SEASON CLIMAX
James Walker's first World Series by Renault season is fast approaching its climax and, with back-to-back races in Portugal and Spain closing the season, the Jersey racer has a couple of busy weeks ahead of him.
The first destination for James is Estoril in Portugal, home of one of motorsport's favourite racing circuits, although that has a lot to do with the nearby beaches and pleasant Portuguese weather! The 'Autodromo do Estoril' was a firm fixture on the Formula One calendar until 1996 and was a great favourite of the British drivers; Mansell, Hill and Coulthard all winning there in recent times. The Estoril track has produced some exciting, close racing over the years and exactly that is expected when the World Series by Renault arrives in town.
"This is the first time since Budapest that I am racing at a circuit that is new to me," said James. "I learn new circuits quickly and I've heard this one is a real challenge so I can't wait to get stuck in. I've also heard that Estoril is physically tough which I'm pleased about as I'm feeling fitter than ever. We get some extra testing on Thursday so we will have plenty of time to set the car up. I'm confident that we can be quick and get a good result. We need a good weekend to build the positive momentum up to the last race of the year."
The two Estoril races take place on Saturday at 1340hrs and Sunday at 1300hrs. Once Estoril is done the World Series teams will head to Barcelona for the final rounds of the 2007 Series on 27/28 October.