ISR Racing driver Jazeman Jaafar arrives at the Motorland Aragon circuit in Spain for the second round of the 2014 Formula Renault 3.5 Series on the back of a mixed weekend in Monza last time out.
The first race at Monza was a disaster for the 21-year-old Malaysian when he was eliminated by a crash with Tech 1 Racing driver Marco Sorensen on the pit straight at the beginning of lap two that necessitated the use of the safety car.
“Monza was a mixed weekend for me, with high points, such as a strong qualifying session for the second race, tinged with lows, such as being unnecessarily taken out of the first race by a rival,” said Jaafar. “I’ve put this behind me now and go into the weekend totally determined to be running up the front with strong performances in both races.”
Race two in Monza was better for Jaafar, finishing in a fighting seventh place, only missing out on sixth when Comtec Racing’s Russian driver Nikolay Martsenko passed him with a few laps to go, and he returns to Aragon confident of a strong weekend at the Spanish circuit, where he first tested for ISR during pre-season testing. He currently sits in eleventh place in the championship on six points.
“My aim is to be finishing the weekend with a good haul of points,” added Jaafar. “I need to be leaving the track higher up the drivers’ championship leader board and making sure I’m in the mix with the other championship contenders”.
It has not been announced whether Jaafar will have a team-mate in Spain, after being the sole runner for ISR Racing in Italy.