Loic Duval on Zandvoort: "The Hardest Race I Ever Had"

Scoring a total of 22 points for his team, A1 Team France's Loic Duval said that the Feature race at Zandvoort was the hardest he has ever driven.

“It was a really tough weekend, especially the Feature race,” Duval told “There was a lot happening but the team did a great job. We had quite a good car set-up, not perfect, but good enough to compete.

As if battling the nefarious weather conditions wasn't enough, causing drivers to miss the finishing line, due to radio issues Duval also raced without any communication from his team.

“But it was really hard to drive because I felt I had to get the balance right between pushing hard because I was running at the front, and being careful enough no to spin off. We didn’t have any radio and I also found it hard to see our pit board in the spray, so it was mentally very tough. It was the hardest race I ever had,” he added.

Following the Zandvoort event, Duval is quite confident of France's chances of securing this year's title. It's worth remembering that in the 2005-2006 season, when France won its first championship, it failed to score any points in the opening Feature race.

“It’s a fantastic beginning and we’ll be up there this season,” he added. “We have to start again because it’s a brand new car, but I have known the team for one and a half years so we know how to work together to make something work. For sure it’s a perfect start, and we’ll see where we can go from here.”

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