MOFAZ FORTEC AIMS HIGH

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FRANCORCHAMPS, Circuit Spa-Francorchamps, 01 May 2009 – The 2009 World Series by Renault continues this weekend at one of the most challenging race tracks in the world, Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium. The circuit is renowned for its hilly and twisty nature combined with high-speed corners such as the adrenalin-rush: ‘Eau Rouge’ and ‘Blanchimont’.

After a great display in Barcelona a fortnight ago, MOFAZ FORTEC MOTORSPORT is aiming high at Spa. Sten (PENTUS) drove superbly in the tricky weather conditions to secure his first podium in the series. He now turns his attention to the upcoming Round Two of the WSR.

Pentus commented: “The race at Barcelona was excellent. The car, teamwork and strategy were absolutely astonishing. Of course, with a bit of luck too! I hope to carry the same momentum going into Spa and to score more points. Let’s hope for a nice weather this weekend”.

In today’s practise sessions, the Estonian clocked 2:07.314 to finish a creditable 13th. He was one of the quickest rookie drivers on the circuit.

On the other hand, Fairuz (FAUZY) was seventh quickest with 2:06.676, while local hero, Betrand Baguette (Draco) topped the time sheet with a lap of 2:05.185.

“I always enjoy racing here since my F3 days. It is one of my all-time favourite circuits!” said Fauzy who had secured his first pole position here in the 2007 series.

“I am keeping my expectation very realistic and will be taking it step-by-step, focusing on each session as we progress through the weekend. I hope to end this weekend on a high note”, he added.

The practise sessions went relatively well without any interruption. Both drivers are targeting to qualify for the Super Pole tomorrow. Fauzy and Pentus will start in Group B & A respectively in the qualifying sessions.

The team currently lies third in the team championship standings and looks forward to strengthen its position.

Race schedule (local time):

Saturday, 02 May

Qualifying (Group B) 09:30 – 09:50

Qualifying (Group A) 09:55 – 10:15

Qualifying (Super Pole) 11:20 – 11:35

Race 1 (44’ + 1 lap) 14:10

Sunday, 03 May

Race 2 (44’ + 1 lap) 13:48

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