McIntosh set for Eastern adventure down-under Vancouver, Canada (November 02, 2005) -- While Melbourne, Adelaide and Surfers Paradise may be more familiar names when it comes to Australian racing venues, the Eastern Creek International Raceway...
McIntosh set for Eastern adventure down-under
Vancouver, Canada (November 02, 2005) -- While Melbourne, Adelaide and Surfers Paradise may be more familiar names when it comes to Australian racing venues, the Eastern Creek International Raceway takes its turn in the spotlight this weekend, 4th-6th November, as the A1 Grand Prix Series takes to the Sydney-based track for Round 4 and the first 'fly-away' race of the inaugural season.
Sean McIntosh made the long-haul flight from the United Kingdom to Australia on Saturday. Since arriving 'down-under' the Team Canada racer has spent his time acclimatizing to his new surroundings and taking in the sights and sounds of Sydney, including trips to the famed Opera House and the Sydney Harbor Bridge.
The 20-year-old from Vancouver heads into this weekend's fourth round of the A1GP Series at the Eastern Creek circuit hungry to bounce back from the disappointment of an early exit from the previous feature race at Estoril. Having qualified comfortably in the top ten for both races in Portugal, Sean claimed his fourth successive top ten finish in the sprint race, collecting four more points for seventh place, before contact with another car while fighting for seventh pitched him out of proceedings in the hour-long feature race.
With Sean collecting points in all three of the opening European rounds, including a magnificent third place podium in Germany, Team Canada starts Sunday's races in Australia sitting sixth overall from a total of 25 competing nations.
Looking ahead to racing in Australia for the first time at the 3.93km, 12-turn, Eastern Creek circuit Sean remarked:
"I know how much the Australian's love their racing so I'm really looking forward to this weekend's event. The track looks pretty interesting, I've watched some TV footage of races there and tried it out on a simulator but you just can't beat the real thing. It's new to pretty much all the drivers with the exception of the Team Australia and Team New Zealand racers but I'm confident we can get up to speed quickly. We've proved that already in our coming together as a team and with our understanding of the car to-date."
Sunday's races can be viewed live in Canada by logging on to: www.a1gp.com