Monday 4 November 2013

Race - World Champ?

Allan with Loic Duval

This Saturday (9th Nov.) Allan McNish is aiming to become Scotland’s first ever sportscar world champion.

A fourth place finish or better in his hybrid-diesel Audi at the penultimate FIA World Endurance Championship round at Shanghai in China would make McNish Britain’s first sportscar world champion for 21 years.

“I’m not interested in any title permutations – my focus remains as it always is, to win the race,” confirmed McNish.

McNish plus co-drivers Tom Kristensen (Denmark) and Loïc Duval (France) have already scored three victories this year – including the Le Mans 24 Hours – and three second places in the six races run to date.

Previous Fuji race cancelled, weather!
McNish starts this year’s Six Hours of Shanghai with a 40.75 pt advantage over his Audi Sport Joest Team mates, defending WEC champions Marcel Fässler (CH)/André Lotterer (D)/Benoît Tréluyer (F).

With 52 pts still up for grabs in the remaining two races, Allan added: “I’m looking forward to returning to Shanghai as it was a circuit I enjoyed last year. It’s not necessarily one of my favourite circuits on the WEC calendar and while there are not that many fast corners, a driver can really ‘throw’ the car into them. Tom and I were fast there last year and we finished second. We were very close to pole-position just behind the Toyota and I think that it’s clear for us we go there to try and win.”

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