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Jazeman Jaafar finish seventh in Race 2 of Formula Renault in Monza on Sunday to gain six championship points.
PETALING JAYA: It was a mixed weekend for Jazeman Jaafar in his debut ISR Racing appearance in the opening round of the Formula Renault 3.5 Series in Monza.
The 21-year-old Jazeman arrived in the Italian city full of determination and qualified fifth for the first race on Sunday. He failed to finish the race after his car was hit by Danish driver Marco Sorensen as the two raced down the front straight. Sorensen’s car was catapulted into the air but both drivers escaped unhurt. Sorensen was later penalised with a five-place grid penalty for causing the accident.
Jazeman, however, bounced back to qualify third for the second race. But he did not get the best of starts, slipping back a few places in the first lap. He was troubled by handling issues but managed to finish seventh to gain six championship points.
“The bodywork on the car came loose because of broken sidepod screws. It hampered my straight-line speed. I was unable to race to my full potential and was defending hard to maintain my position,” lamented Jazeman.
“The weekend began well, but then went downhill rapidly in race one.
“I was gutted to have been taken out of the race. But I’m thankful that we were not injured. The biggest disappointment is that I had good pace and should have been able to finish with some points.
“Still, seventh place in the second race is a respectable finish after all the ups and downs of the weekend. I always say that every point is important, so I’m happy to leave Monza with a few on the board,” said Jazeman.
Jazeman’s next assignment in the nine-round championship is at Motorland Aragon in Spain from April 26-27.
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