A1 Team Lebanon and Daniel Morad sets the pace in South Africa

A1 Team Lebanon and Daniel Morad sets the pace in South Africa

20.02.2009: Daniel Morad and A1 Team Lebanon set the pace at the fifth round of the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport in Kyalami, South Africa, posting the quickest lap of the nations out on track today. The 18-year-old driver loved the challenge of this circuit and his p

 

Daniel Morad and A1 Team Lebanon set the pace at the fifth round of the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport in Kyalami, South Africa, posting the quickest lap of the nations out on track today. The 18-year-old driver loved the challenge of this circuit and his passion translated into a very quick lap which his rival nations were unable to beat.

“It’s awesome here,” said Morad. “The track is definitely my favourite of all-time, especially when I’m topping the timesheets. “The team did a great job to have the car ready for me and although we weren’t able to be out for the whole practice session, we were able to start to prepare for the races tomorrow.”

The team has bolstered its support team with the introduction of Marc Hynes, a highly experienced driver coach. Hynes is a successful British racing driver, who won the prestigious British Formula Three championship, raced in Formula 3000, Porsche Supercup and more recently in the Australian V8 endurance championship. As a successful racer, Hynes has the level of experience required to assist Morad with his racing and help him to improve his performance.

 Billy Karam, A1 Team Lebanon, said of the team’s performance today
, “Daniel drove well today, at one of the more technically demanding circuits in this Series. He was very enthusiastic about the track and I think that showed in his results. There’s more work to be done, and I think we have to bear in mind that not all the cars were on track, and we were later on to the track. Both these factors helped us in posting a quick lap time, but I know that we have the capability to stay well inside the top half of the grid this weekend.”

The A1GP World Cup of Motorsport, South Africa, continues tomorrow with a final one-hour practice session and afternoon qualifying period.

- Alison Hill -  photo A1GP

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20.02.2009 / MaP

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