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Leading young Malaysian driver, Jazeman Jaafar, returns to the racetrack this weekend, after the long summer break of the Formula Renault 3.5 Series. Resuming his title fight in the championship Jazeman will be racing at the famed Silverstone circuit in the UK with the Fortec Racing team.
Currently lying third in the championship Jazeman is ready for the challenges presented by the Silverstone track, one of the longest circuits on the Formula Renault 3.5 Series calendar and with its mix of high speed corners, long straights and tight complex section, a track that always produces great racing.
Jazeman is keen to be back in his ‘office’, behind the steering wheel and on a race track, so the Silverstone round of the Formula Renault 3.5 Series can’t come soon enough for him. The PETRONAS Talent Development Programme driver says of the upcoming weekend, “It’s been a long time since the last race – nearly eight weeks – so although I’ve been training I haven’t had any competitive racing for a while and I really miss it. Sitting on the grid waiting for the lights to go out is when I have a big smile on my face as it’s where I love to be.”
“Silverstone will be an important weekend,” adds Jazeman. “I wasn’t as strong in Austria as I wanted to be and although I had two top ten finishes, I need to be getting on the podium every weekend to stay in the title chase. It’s a challenge I’m up for and I’m buzzing with the excitement of being in the car again”.
Jazeman enjoys the Silverstone track, saying, “I’ve raced at Silverstone many times during my career and had some good results there, so I’m hoping to be able to use this experience to my advantage. It’s quite a challenging circuit and the British weather is always unpredictable, but I’m ready to have a really strong weekend, especially as it’s the ‘local’ event for my team, Fortec, who are based just a few miles from the circuit.”
The sixth race weekend of the Formula Renault 3.5 Series headlines the World Series by Renault event at Silverstone circuit, with an action-packed schedule of racing, displays and shows throughout the three days, Friday 4th – Sunday 6th September.
The race weekend starts with two practice sessions on Friday, 09.00 – 09.50 and 14.25  – 15.15. The first qualifying session is on Saturday morning, 09.00 – 09.30 with the first race at 12.30. On Sunday the second qualifying session is from 09.00 – 09.30 with the second race at 12.30.
Ben Potter

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