Wednesday, October 5, 2005

McIntosh races into Europe with Team Canada

Courtesy Stuart Morrison Public Relations

Vancouver, Canada (October 05, 2005) Vancouver’s Sean McIntosh arrived in Germany today ahead of the second round of the inaugural A1 Grand Prix Series, hosted at the EuroSpeedway, Lausitz this weekend, 7th-9th October.

Promoted as the ‘World Cup of Motorsport,’ the A1GP Series debuted at the end of September before a sell-out crowd at Brands Hatch, England with 25 nations represented on the maiden grid. McIntosh steered Team Canada to a top-ten finish in the hour-long feature race having tested the team’s Lola-Zytek for the first time just a handful of days before the first round.

Sean returned to Brands Hatch last weekend for the season finale of the 2005 Formula Renault UK Championship. The five-time winner just missed out on the title, having challenged all the way to the final round, but he comfortably sealed the runner-up position courtesy of his eighth podium finish of the year.

With his regular-season commitments completed, Sean’s attention quickly turned to this weekend’s A1 Grand Prix event on the 14-turn, 4.53km road-course configuration at Germany’s EuroSpeedway in Lausitz.

”I’m excited to be getting back into the Team Canada car in Germany,” McIntosh said. “I’m now totally free to concentrate on competing in the A1 Grand Prix Series and I look forward to getting more valuable seat-time in the car. Brands Hatch was a real learning experience, especially given our limited time testing the car but the team really came together and we met our objective of a top-ten, points-scoring finish.”

The 20-year-old added, “I’m sure our learning curve will continue at the EuroSpeedway, it’s a new track for me and it’s the first time I’ve raced on a half oval, half road course circuit since I competed at Phoenix back in 2002. At least with the Brands A1GP race under my belt I know what to expect from practice, qualifying and the sprint and feature races. It’ll be another challenging weekend but I can’t wait to get back on track for Team Canada!”

Germany marks the second stop on A1GP’s 12-round, six-continent schedule.

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