After taking a stunning third place finish in the feature race at the EuroSpeedway, Team Canada will be looking to secure another strong finish as the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport heads to Portugal for the third meeting of the season.

However, despite the podium finish in Germany, the team is very much keeping its feet on the ground with expectations having rocketed on the back of the Lausitz finish - the team anxious not to get too carried away.

"We didn't go to Germany with high expectations - we needed to score points," driver Sean McIntosh said. "By putting in some consistent laps and having a good strategy and team we made it to third. Now people have higher expectations heading into Estoril.

"We just have to remember that we're still learning the car and the extra test sessions should be a big help with us to catch up the others. I've only done about 30 laps of Estoril on a test day. I think it's another track that's going to be a challenge. It's quite 'busy' so should keep all of the drivers on their toes."

Because the Canadian entry came together so late - and the team was unable to carry out the same levels of testing as much of the opposition - Team Canada will be allowed to participate in two 40 minute test sessions before the official event practices on Friday to help with the team's programme in understanding and fine-tuning the car.

 

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