Nurburg, Germany, July 04, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- A growing German economy was definitely apparent over the weekend as race fans came out in full-force at the Nürburgring circuit – an astonishing 72,000 racing enthusiasts turned up to show their support of the World Series by Renault (WSR). Formula Renault 3.5 team, Team Russia France Racing (RFR) had luck on their side at Sunday’s race – despite the ever-changing weather - with driver Mikhail Aleshin placing 6th out of the 26 drivers that competed. Aleshin and teammate Anton Nebylitskiy were happy to be back at the Nürburgring and can’t wait for the next WSR event…in their homeland of Moscow, Russia.
“I like the Nürburgring circuit. It’s a challenge, as it has many technical corners. The tests went well; I was 8th on one of them. Saturday was not a good race for me, as we struggled with overall speed. Sunday was very productive with positive results. I think with the difficult weather conditions that occurred, luck was on our side…plus we developed a good strategy. Team RFR is really looking forward to our next race at the Moscow Raceway. I think it will be great weekend! We expect a lot of support from our fans on our homeland!”
“As usual, it was great to be back at the Nürburgring…perfect atmosphere, a big audience, a perfect circuit. Over the weekend we worked on the car and changed a lot of setups. With that came mixed results…ups and downs. But in the end we demonstrated good speed. On this track there is only one problem - you can't overtake. In the first race, with dry conditions, there were only one or two overtakes. That’s because of the combination of quick and medium speed corners. In this situation rain helps a lot. That is why the second race was much more impressive. If I could describe how I feel about the upcoming Moscow race in one word? Amazing!”