McIntosh sets sights on title with Team Firstair Vancouver, Canada (Jan.09, 2005) -- Having captured the inaugural Formula Renault UK 'Graduate Cup' Championship in 2004, Canada's Sean McIntosh and the Heathrow-based Team Firstair have confirmed...
McIntosh sets sights on title with Team Firstair
Vancouver, Canada (Jan.09, 2005) -- Having captured the inaugural Formula Renault UK 'Graduate Cup' Championship in 2004, Canada's Sean McIntosh and the Heathrow-based Team Firstair have confirmed today that they will extend their winning partnership into the 2005 season and compete for overall honors in the Formula Renault UK Championship.
"I'm delighted to be continuing my association with Team Firstair," McIntosh enthused. "We had a great time together in 2004 and our hard work was rewarded with the 'Graduate Cup' title as well as our victory at Oulton Park. I'm looking forward to working with my new engineer Chris Gorne and capitalizing on all I learned with the team in 2004. I said at the end of the year I wanted to come back and fight for the 2005 title and with Team Firstair I think I have a real shot."
Ian Barnwell, Team Firstair principal, is equally excited about McIntosh's return to his outfit. "I'm thrilled that Sean will remain with the team in 2005 as I know there was a great deal of interest shown in his services from some of our fellow Formula Renault competitors." Barnwell continued, "Sean's ability is without question and his determination to win mirrors that of the team. Together I'm confident that we can build on our successes from last season and fight for the 2005 Formula Renault UK Championship."
McIntosh's rookie campaign saw the 19-year-old from Vancouver, British Columbia turn heads with some stunning performances behind the wheel of the #24 Team Firstair Tatuus-Renault. The Canadian charger, competing overseas for the first time, reveled in the ultra-competitive racing environment and quickly made his mark by dominating Round 7 of the Formula Renault UK Championship at Oulton Park in May to record his first series victory.
Adapting to the challenge of learning each circuit as the year progressed Sean duly delivered further podium finishes at Brands Hatch and Donington Park to claim the 'Graduate Cup' title for rookie drivers while finishing an impressive sixth overall in the final point standings.
The 2005 Formula Renault UK Championship will once again form part of the TOCA package, accompanying the prestigious British Touring Car Championship, with ten double-header race weekends commencing at Donington Park, 9-10th April 2005.
Further information on the series can be found online at -- www.renaultsport.co.uk