23 June 2014

Jazeman reaches mid point in season heading to Moscow

Jazeman Jaafar travels to Russia for the next round of the 2014 Formula Renault 3.5 Series as the championship reaches its midway point this coming weekend. It will be Jazeman’s second visit to Moscow Raceway and after two highly successful race weekends, the young Malaysian will be set on continuing this level of form.

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The 21 year old driver is keen to return to the driving seat for Moscow. After back to back races at Monaco and Spa, which produced two podiums for Jazeman, his confidence is high and he’s ready to take on the challenge of the Russian track.

Jazeman says, “I had two really strong weekends in Monaco and Spa, so I want to take that momentum to the Russian races. Having a three week gap between the races has given me time to prepare for the weekend ahead, although I made a quite trip back to KL as well, so it’s also been a busy time.

“Last year was my first visit to Moscow Raceway” adds Jazeman. “Having track knowledge is definitely helpful, as I head to Moscow knowing what to expect from the track and how to attack it. It’s very important that we develop the right set up for the car quickly and can then focus on qualifying trim and race strategy, as I really want to bring home a good haul of points from Russia.”

Moscow Raceway attracted 85000 people for the first visit of the World Series by Renault to the Russian capital and it continued to attract a huge audience last year, so it is expected to be one of the highest spectator attendances on the Series’ calendar for 2014 Designed by famed circuit architect, Hermann Tilke, the man behind the majority of modern day Formula One tracks, it is just under 4 kilometres and has the familiar long straights and twisty sections which are synonymous with Tilke tracks.

Jazeman says of the circuit, “The circuit is only two years old, so it’s very modern in style and, having been designed by Hermann Tilke, it has quite a challenging twist in it. It differs from many other tracks as it runs anti-clockwise. This doesn’t really make much difference though! The middle section is the most fun to drive as it’s quite a good sequence of corners mixed with gradient, so you’re always looking for the perfect entries and exits to nail the lap. The long straight is quite good too, especially if you can get a tow with DRS. Overall it’s a good track which I enjoyed driving last year.”

The Formula Renault 3.5 Series, the headline championship of World Series by Renault, starts with Friday practice, Saturday morning qualifying and race one in the afternoon, followed by race two qualifying on Sunday morning and the second race in the afternoon. Watch the action on Eurosport and check website for times.

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