11 Sep 2015

Next stop – the ‘ring’

Jazeman Jaafar, Malaysia’s leading young international racing driver, arrives in Germany today ahead of this weekend’s round of the Formula Renault 3.5 Series which races in to the famous Nurburgring.

BUDAPEST (HUN) JUNE 12-14 2015 World  series by Renault 2015 at the Hungaroring x © 2015 Klaas Norg  / Dutch Photo Agency / LAT Photographic

 

The double header weekend of racing action will see the PETRONAS Talent Development Programme driver back out in his Fortec Motorsport race car chasing down championship points at the German circuit.  Following a challenging British round  in  Silverstone last week, Jazeman is determined to get back to the top of the leaderboard.

He says, “We struggled with reliability over the last few rounds, so the team has put lots of work into their preparations for this race weekend and I think we’re in good shape. I really need a strong weekend, starting with productive practice sessions and blistering qualifying laps. I’ve put behind me the disappointment of Silverstone and I’m really confident we can bounce back with a performance which puts us where we need to be, and that’s definitely up the front.”

Of Nurburgring, Jazeman adds, “It’s a great track, It’s quite challenging and not dissimilar to the Silverstone circuit, so we should have a good car. The weather is probably the biggest unknown for us and is always a factor that we have to consider when we’re looking at set up.  As long as we have the reliability I think there’s no reason why we can’t get up the front.”

Jazeman is one of seven drivers in the title fight and although the two front-runners have the advantage, the young Malaysian is committed to challenging for a big haul of points, getting back into third place as a priority for him.

The weekend’s Friday practice sessions precede early morning qualifying on the weekend mornings and the races at 2.35pm each afternoon (local time). All the weekend action will be aired live on the Eurosport player and on Eurosport International. Check local listings for timings.

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