N.Technology heads to Brno

Having scored its first FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) point in Pau last weekend, N.Technology now heads to the Czech Republic for rounds nine and ten at the Automotodrom Brno on 14 and 15 June 2008.  

Whilst the circuit has seen BMW claim most wins since touring cars first raced at the Automotodrom in 2002 with the European Touring Car Championship, which became the WTCC in 2005, N.Technology is one of only two teams that can claim to have beaten the German manufacturer with Fabrizio Giovanardi's double win in 2002.  

"It's fair to say that the track favours BMW, but you genuinely never know," said N.Technology driver James Thompson. "The team has beaten them before after all! Realistically, we're not quite at that stage though; our priority in Brno is braking into the top eight for qualifying and staying there during the races.  

"We've seen at the last couple of race meetings that our qualifying pace tends to let us down whereas we are strong in races. Third fastest race lap in Pau with dry conditions, and two fourth fastest times during free practices in the wet, clearly mean that we are competitive in both weather conditions.  

"The fact that the track has been completely resurfaced this year might also play in our favour. Having a new car, we were coming to Brno with no data to refer to, whereas other teams are using almost identical cars to last year. With an entirely new surface, no-one knows what to expect, which should level the playing field a bit."  

Eurosport's WTCC coverage begins Saturday 14 June with qualifying shown on Eurosport 2 at 22:00 (CET). Race One will be shown live on Sunday 15 June from 12:00 (CET) on Eurosport International and Asia Pacific with Race Two starting at 15:15 (CET), also on Eurosport International and Asia Pacific.  

Live streaming will also be available for both races on eurosport.com and fiawtcc.com.