McIntosh up to seventh in WSR Driver Standings
Sean McIntosh, #6 Team KTR, Race 2 -- Qualified: 12th / Finished: 4th (8 Points)
Sean McIntosh moved up to seventh overall in the World Series by Renault Driver Standings courtesy of a fourth place finish in today's 23-lap race at Germany's Nurburgring. The 21- year-old Canadian, racing for KTR in the 9-round European-based championship, followed yesterday's seventh place effort with fourth today to score a total of 12 points from the weekend climbing three spots in the Driver Standings with three rounds remaining.
Race 2, Qualifying (Pole -- Pastor Maldonado, 2m00.534s)
This morning's qualifying session was held on a wet but drying race track which tested the skills of all concerned. Sean was sitting fourth fastest in Group B prior to a red flag just five minutes from the end of the session. When qualifying resumed Sean remained in the mix but dropped down to sixth quickest in the tricky conditions with a lap of 2m06.118s placing him out of the top-ten on the grid for the first time in five starts, McIntosh lining up 12th.
Race 2, 23 Laps (Winner -- Christian Montanari, Prema Powerteam)
Passing three cars straight off the line at the start, Sean survived the mayhem that followed at the first turn to tuck in behind his KTR team-mate, Robbie Kerr, and eventually take the start of the second lap placed in the top-six. He climbed to fifth before the first of two safety-car periods on lap four. Sean ducked into the pits for his mandatory stop at the end of lap eight after racing had resumed. Arriving back on-track, the Vancouver racer was caught up in a top-six battle with Montanari, Danielsson and Garcia along with Andy Soucek who just beat Sean out of the pits. The second safety car period bunched the field again on lap 18 with Sean just missing the podium five laps later taking the checkered flag fourth.
Sean McIntosh - #6 Team KTR: "It's been a productive weekend with two solid points finishes to boost my placing in the Driver Standings. A podium would have been nice today but the points are very welcome!"
The World Series by Renault heads to Donington Park in England for Round 7, 9th-10th September.