Porsche Carrera Cup Asia – Rounds 5 & 6 Zhuhai International Circuit June 18-20, PreviewTeam Jebsen Vow to Continue Championship Ascent
Having vaulted five places up the
As the 2010 season approaches its halfway point, Team Jebsen and exciting young driver Rodolfo Avila of Macau will be wasting no time building the momentum gained in Beijing, and capitalising on their knowledge of the 4.3km Pan Delta Region race track.
Avila, 23, earned his first-ever
Amongst an evenly-matched international field of top-flight sportscar specialists, all racing identical, race-ready
“It’s definitely a circuit I know very well,” says Avila. “First of all, technically it’s not a difficult circuit. The biggest factor is braking as late as possible into the corners, and coming out as fast as possible to take maximum advantage of the straights. And because I have raced a lot at Zhuhai, I know precisely how we need to set up the car to take full advantage of our circuit knowledge.”
As well as being a familiar testing ground, the next meeting at Zhuhai also provides an opportunity for the legions of Team Jebsen fans, as well as Avila’s friends and family from neighbouring Macau, to come watch the action. It is also very much a ‘home’ race for Jebsen, which has
Avila believes Team Jebsen is now firmly on an upward trajectory after a challenging start to the season: “For the opening rounds in Shanghai we had a little bit of a tough time, but in Beijing the lap times started to get faster, and I think in Zhuhai we can go quicker still,” he says.
And, as the pressure mounts on the new addition to the winningest
Rounds 5&6 of the
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