Tressler keen to carry top-ten form to France's Magny Cours circuit - 24/06/13
Relssert Racing’s Neil Tressler is targeting top ten finishes when the 2013 Pickup Truck Racing juggernaut hops across the English Channel to France’s historic Circuit de Nevers Magny Cours (29-30 June).
The Coupe de France Camions (Truck French Cup) heads a packed bill of racing that includes Rounds 9 and 10 of the 2013 Pickup Truck Racing Championship.
This will be the first time the Magny Cours circuit has hosted Tressler and his Pickup Truck Racing counterparts since its original inauguration in 1961.
The 2.74-mile former Formula 1 Grand Prix circuit has been modified several times in its history. The current International lay-out is a smooth track that combines slow corners with high-speed chicanes; the fast Estoril corner is a highlight and the long straight towards the Adelaide hairpin perhaps the best overtaking spot.
Fresh from Brands Hatch’s spectacular American Speedfest event where he achieved seventh and eighth place results, Tressler is keen to maintain his current form and once again feature in well inside the top ten and is relishing the opportunity of racing outside of the UK.
“I don’t really know what to expect from Magny Cours, to be perfectly honest,” said Tressler. “The circuit lay-out looks quite inviting and I think we could be looking for top ten finishes – that’s certainly the aim.
“If there's a continual progression throughout the weekend and I get up towards the top end of the leaderboard, I’ll be delighted. We were where we wanted to be last time out at Brands Hatch, but I think we could have achieved more. I go to France in high spirits as a result. It’ll be a big weekend for the Pickup Truck Racing Championship and it’ll be an honour to race at Magny Cours.”
Pickup Truck Racing qualifying is scheduled to take place at 14.10 on Saturday (29 June), with Rounds 8 and 9 scheduled for 11.25 and 15.45 respectively on Sunday (30 June).