McIntosh hungry for more heading to Nurburgring Montreal, Canada (August 01, 2006) -- Following his second place podium finish in the first race at Spa-Francorchamps last Friday, Sean McIntosh heads to Germany's Nurburgring Circuit this...
McIntosh hungry for more heading to Nurburgring
Montreal, Canada (August 01, 2006) -- Following his second place podium finish in the first race at Spa-Francorchamps last Friday, Sean McIntosh heads to Germany's Nurburgring Circuit this weekend, 5th-6th August, for Round 6 of the 2006 World Series by Renault looking to build on tenth place in the Driver Standings. McIntosh's podium performance at Spa, racing for the Belgian-based KTR squad, followed another strong qualifying showing by the 21-year-old Canadian, one where he traded top- spot with eventual pole and race winner Pastor Maldonado.
Sean's seventh and ninth place qualifying efforts at Spa marked his third and fourth straight top-ten qualifying slots with his eventual podium in the first racing also racking up his fourth points scoring run in five races. Despite a DNF in the second race at Spa on Saturday, having failed to make it past the first chicane on the opening lap courtesy of being an innocent victim of a three-car incident triggered by Davide Valsechhi, McIntosh's recent form has catapulted the Vancouver-native into the top-ten in points with four World Series by Renault rounds remaining, starting this weekend in Germany.
Buoyed by his recent showings, Sean's hoping for similar success at the Nurburgring and has good reason to be optimistic based on his pace at the 5.148km home of the 'European Grand Prix, in pre-season testing. April's German test saw the A1GP winner top the timesheets on the opening day of the two-day test by an impressive two tenths of a second before going on to set the third fastest time on the second day.
Commenting on his return to the Nurburgring Sean remarked: "I'm obviously looking forward to returning to Germany knowing the car was quick there in pre-season testing. Hopefully we can produce more of the same although there will different factors to take into consideration this time round such as the weather. I'm hoping we'll just need to fine tune the set-up and get to the point where we build on last weekend's podium finish. I want to be higher than tenth in the championship fight, we're improving each time out and focusing on the results we need to finish up at the front by seasons end."
This weekend's schedule of events starts on Friday with a pair of 45-minute test sessions. Race 1 (17 laps) starts on Saturday, 5th August, at 2:45pm CET followed by Race 2 (23 laps) on Sunday, 6th August, at 1pm CET.