FAIRUZ FAUZY AIMING HIGH FOR GERMAN ENCOUNTER
NURBURGRING, Germany -- May 3, 2007. The second round of the World Series by Renault season takes place at the historic Nurburgring circuit in Germany and Malaysian Fairuz Fauzy believes he has a great chance to score a major result this coming weekend.
After the two day test at the French circuit of Magny-Cours last week, the Cram Competition team fine-tuned the set-up of Fairuz's Dallara which he believes will be right on the pace at the challenging Nurburgring grand prix track.
"We know we were quick in testing last week and we had the pace but we chose not to use all of our tyres. Our car should be really good here in Germany, it's a circuit which is particularly hard on the rear tyres, but I've no doubt that we've got the speed to be successful," he said.
Fairuz will adopt two different strategies for the opening practice day of the weekend. In the first morning 45 minute session, the Malaysian will prepare for qualifying, which will commence on Saturday morning and only last for 20 minutes.
"World Series by Renault is a really great championship and the organisers are very strict in qualifying. If there is a yellow flag on the track -- because of an incident - then you must really slow down by as much as two seconds otherwise you will be penalised. It's a good rule to stop people from driving dangerously and being too fast in a yellow flag warning situation," said Fairuz.
In the second 45 minute session on Friday afternoon, his Cram squad will be concentrating on a race simulation -- because the race will follow at around the same time the following day.
"It will be a great time to get a feel for the track temperatures and grip of the Nurburgring circuit in the afternoon," added Fairuz.
The first race will take place on 1400h local time on Saturday afternoon, while race two will be at 1300h local time on Sunday.