Sold out Durban alive with anticipation. No!UPDATE So much for the A1GP press release saying that Durban was alive with anticipation and that the race was a sellout. In fact attendance was way off from last year. Whereas last year the grandstands were packed, this year one can see many empty seats. With the cost of flying the series all the way to South Africa, this event must have been another A1GP financial bloodbath. After losing a reported $200M last year one wonders how much longer the investors will continue this.
02/24/07 The roar of the A1GP engines, the heat rising off the tarmac and crystal blue clear Durban skies set the scene of the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport being held in Durban South Africa this weekend.
An electric atmosphere hovers over the Durban coastline, as enthusiastic motor sport aficionados are making their way to the track for an action packed qualifying session later today. An array of country flags fly boldly out of apartment and hotel windows as supporters cheer on their nations.
Hopes are high that Adrian Zaugg, driving for team South Africa, will make the nation proud as he drives for the first time in the A1GP on home soil. Zaugg is looking forward to racing this weekend, “I have had the opportunity to drive on street tracks such as Beijing, and the Durban track is really outstanding and fun to drive, a bit bumpy, but that is normal for a street track,” says Zaugg.
Following an eventful practice session, Zaugg is feeling confident about the team’s performance. “I always believe myself and the team can be right up at the front”.
With tomorrow being a sold out event, Zaugg will be feeling even more pressure to perform and make his team and nation proud as their hopes rest on his shoulders. A1GP PR
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