23 April 2015

A new season of racing starts this weekend

Jazeman Jaafar will be out on track tomorrow for a new season of racing, with the first race weekend of the 2015 Formula Renault 3.5 Series (FR3.5) taking place in Motorland Aragon. Entering his third year in this prestigious championship, a feeder series to Formula 1, Jazeman is aiming high and expects to be a regular podium visitor.


Jazeman has had two strong seasons in FR3.5, the headline championship of the popular World Series by Renault, and in pre-season testing has already shown that he is going to be one of the drivers to beat. He regularly topped the timesheets in pre-season testing and had very strong pace throughout the sessions. Now he turns his attention to the competitive environment with 17 races at nine top racing circuits this year.

Jazeman says of the weekend ahead, “Finally I’m back out on track and racing again. As much as I love testing and just being in the car on a circuit, nothing compares to sitting on the grid waiting for the lights to go out and racing competitively. It’s the most exciting, exhilarating feeling and one I’m definitely addicted to.

“We tested at Motorland a few weeks ago and I’ve been there regularly testing and racing, so it’s familiar territory for me. It’s a great circuit, one of the newer ones to be built, so the track’s in good condition with large run-offs.  Although it doesn’t hve the character of some of the older, traditional tracks, it’s quite a technically challenging circuit, which I enjoy. You need to get every corner absolutely spot on to get a good qualifying lap in, and that’s really important for FR3.5, as a good grid position is always an advantage.”

“My expectations are high for the weekend,” adds Jazeman. “I’ve done my learning in the Series and now it’s time to produce the goods. I need to be on the podium as much as possible and really racking up the points every race. It all start’s tomorrow with the practice sessions, but it is the races on Saturday and Sunday which are the most important. I can’t wait to get in the cockpit tomorrow and get going.”

The races will be shown live on Eurosport International. Race 1: Saturday 25 April at 14h30, Race 2: Sunday 26 April at 13h30


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