Swedish driver John Bryant-Meisner endured a weekend to forget at Hockenheim that saw him fail to add to the point he earned at the opening round at Silverstone despite showing he had the pace to do so. The Fortec Motorsport driver was forced into the pit lane in races one and three with wing damage that eliminated any hope of scoring points.
He heads into the street circuit at Pau this weekend however full of optimism that his bad luck is over, and with confidence in the car that saw him set lap times that would have challenged the top six if he had not suffered the damage to the car early in the races.
“It was really frustrating, but these things happen and we have to move on,” said Bryant-Meisner. “It was one of those weekends where we had so much bad luck that everything that could go wrong seemed to go wrong. I’m sure next week will be better. It can’t be any worse.
“We were really quick, some of our lap times were quick enough to be Top 6 – it’s about the only thing to take away from the weekend and something to focus on for the next round. The car felt much better and the general pace was much better. We are up there on lap times.”
Bryant-Meisner qualified well in Germany, securing 9th, 14th and 12th respectively, but the wing damage in race one cost him when he was caught out by the car in front slowing down quicker than he expected at the hairpin on the opening lap, necessitating a trip to the pit lane.
Race two saw him struggle with brake and grip issues that saw him languishing down in 13th at the finish, but race three saw him once again come in contact with another driver, this time at the first corner, that once again meant a trip to the pits.
He knows that with Pau just a few days after Hockenheim that he has the opportunity quickly to rectify his troubles from Germany and secure points in France.
“There’s just a few days until Pau and it’s a case of trying to get used to the track as quickly as possible and then trying to get some more points,” he added. “I’m looking forward to getting back out there.”