Brillant Race For Meijer During EC-Formula Renault at Imola! San Marino, 05 September 2004 -- Paul Meijer impressed this weekend during the eighth round of the European Formula Renault 2000 Championship by taking fourth and sixth. At the Imola...
Brillant Race For Meijer During EC-Formula Renault at Imola!
San Marino, 05 September 2004 -- Paul Meijer impressed this weekend during the eighth round of the European Formula Renault 2000 Championship by taking fourth and sixth. At the Imola circuit the Dutchman showed his potential by exiting overtaking manoeuvres during the second race. With this great result the young driver can add 26 points to his total.
With third position during the first qualifying session, Paul Meijer already had a good starting position for the 14-lap race. The Bilthoven based driver drove a consistent race and finished fourth. Meijer's best time of the second qualifying session was cancelled by the organisation after he had been pushed back on the track by helpful officials. The Nikon Motorsport driver had to start from the back of the grid in 23rd position. Paul Meijer showed he was not bothered by this and overtook no less than 17 rivals to finish an excellent sixth! His great performance on this track characterized by its different heights the reigning Dutch Formula Renault champion has a good change to finish in the top six of the championship with only one race to go!
Paul: "I am very happy with my two races at the Imola circuit. We had the right pace all weekend. I already scored a very nice third qualifying position during the first session which I unfortunetaly could not turn into a podium finish. The second race I was forced to start from the back of the grid because officials had pushed me on the track again after I had spun. From start to finish it was a hectic race. As I was slowly driving to my position on the grid the race already started. Luckily for me, I reacted alert and overtook several competitors at the start. After that I dived into every gap I could find. During my overtaking actions I even touched some rivals but I always managed to get ahead. In the end I finishe d sixth. This exihilarating race gives me lots of confidence and I will try to extend this positive line during the final race for the European Championship at Oschersleben!