Oschersleben, 18 Septembre 2004 -- In his ninth European Formula Renault race of the season Paul Meijer finished second twice today at Oschersleben (Germany). By passing his opponent Colin Fleming in spectacular fashion Meijer was able to score an...
Oschersleben, 18 Septembre 2004 -- In his ninth European Formula Renault race of the season Paul Meijer finished second twice today at Oschersleben (Germany). By passing his opponent Colin Fleming in spectacular fashion Meijer was able to score an excellent second place. During the final heat Meijer consolidated his second position from the start and kept it the entire race. Due to this result Meijer took 48 EC points and climbed one position in the championship to sixth with 174 points. With this performance the Bilthoven based driver showed that there is a new Dutch talent again.
For years the European Formula Renault 2000 Championship is known for being the official way to higher motorsport classes with races during all LG Super Racing Weekends. In the European Formula Renault 2000 Championship young drivers are competing with each other with similar material (chassis, engines, tyres, fuel). In a field of international top talents, it is impressive when a 'rookie' performances that consistent!
With excellent qualifying results (second and third) Paul Meijer already had a good prospective for the race. By starting well twice at the tiny and twisty circuit Meijer defended his position and even was able to threaten the position of newly crowned European champion Scott Speed. The Nikon Motorsport driver consolidated his second position in both races and kept this position until the flag fell on the 3,667 km long circuit.
Meijer: "Wow, this is a relief for me! Despite some precarious races in the European Championship I am very happy I finished the season with such an excellent result. I have pushed hard in both races in order to pass race leader Scott Speed but this proved to be impossible. I am very happy with my podium finishes here at Oschersleben since people tend to remember your most recent results. My sixth positio n in the championship and this double podium at the end of the season thus is very welcome. I hope to race in a higher class next year!"