Monza: Racing Engineering Friday report

Points are within reach! Although the positions obtained by Racing Engineering's drivers during the Friday qualifying at the circuit of Monza are perhaps not as they should be, they are sufficient to allow both to hope for a good result in ...

Points are within reach!

Although the positions obtained by Racing Engineering's drivers during the Friday qualifying at the circuit of Monza are perhaps not as they should be, they are sufficient to allow both to hope for a good result in Saturday's race.

Neel Jani will line up in 9th position on the starting grid for tomorrow's race, starting just one position away from scoring points. As the season has demonstrated, anything is possible, even a podium. At the last event in Turkey Racing Engineering experienced a similar Borja Garcia starting 9th and crossing the finish line in situation, withrd an excellent 3 position. Neel has proven numerous times during this season that he is an expert at making up positions during the race Monza should be no exception.

However, it will be slightly more complicatedhfor Borja Garcia, who is starting one row behind this teammate in 11t position. Nevertheless, Borja is close to the 8 h position, which might allow him to start Sunday's sprint race from pole position. Keeping in mind Borja's performances over recent meetings, Racing Engineering is confident the Spaniard will once more make it into the points.

Racing Engineering continues being the best Spanish team in the championship, and Borja Garcia the best of the Spanish drivers.

Right after Friday's qualifying session Neel Jani commented: "I am not too happy with today's qualifying, but I think it was the maximum we could achieve today. I actually did the same lap time three times, twice on my first set of tyres and once on my second set of new tyres. However, I am optimistic for tomorrow as it's a very special track with long straights. I hope we'll have a good race, and I am definitely in a position where I should be able to score points."

Borja Garcia noted: "The car was pretty good, although I had some understeer in the two Lesmo corners and the Parabolica. It was difficult for me there to accelerate quickly again, but in general I am confident with the car. I start in a position where I should be able to attack. I really like this track and, if everything goes well, I should be able to make it to the points."

Racing Engineering's president, Alfonso de Orleans-Borbon concluded: "We can't really say that we met our expectations today, but before jumping to conclusions lets wait for the race. It's a long race on a special racetrack, so a lot of things are possible. Obviously our goal is to get both drivers into the points, and this allow them to start Sunday's race from good positions."

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Series FIA F2
Drivers Neel Jani , Borja Garcia
Teams Racing Engineering