Jolyon Palmer press release
Palmer relishing legendary Spa circuit
Southwater racer targets strong results at this weekend’s GP2 event
British driver Jolyon Palmer says he’s looking forward to this weekend’s GP2 races at the legendary Spa-Francorchamps circuit and hopes to end his run of bad luck with a maiden points finish.
The 20-year-old from Southwater, who is racing in his first season of the F1 feeder-series, will join the rest of the packed field from 26-28 August for rounds 15 and 16 at the world famous Belgian circuit.
Last time out at the Hungaroring, Jolyon endured mixed fortunes yet remained on course for a top 10 finish during a frantic second race until a spin in the final stages ended a promising performance in tricky conditions. Jolyon is now keen to move on from this and secure his first GP2 points finish at the 7.004km Spa-Francorchamps track.
Speaking ahead of this weekend’s rounds Jolyon said: “I’m really looking forward to Spa. It’s one of the best tracks in the world with some legendary corners. I have won at the track before and ran well there in F2 so I’m feeling confident and will be hoping for a points finish, especially after our recent bad luck.”
Rounds 15 and 16 of the 2011 GP2 Series take place this weekend (26-28 August) at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium, with full coverage available on Jolyon’s official website.