After a double podium finish in the last round of the A1GP Series, Team Switzerland will be looking for a maiden victory at the World Cup of Motorsport heads away from Europe for the fourth round of the year in Australia this weekend.

Neel Jani took third in the sprint race and second in the feature race at Estoril to lift the Swiss team up to third in the championship standings and the GP2 racer said he was looking to use the fact that many of the drivers will not have visited the Eastern Creek circuit in the past to try and secure the teams first victory.

"I went to Australia early this week to acclimatise to the temperature and the time difference," said Jani. "A new track is always a fun challenge and most of the drivers don't know the Eastern Creek track, so the playing field should be quite even from that perspective. We'll have to learn the track very quickly and it's a great opportunity for us to show our true potential.

"From what I've seen so far on the videos, the facilities at Eastern Creek are great and the circuit looks really interesting with a good mix of fast and slow corners. But it's difficult to know how much grip the track will have until we are out there on Friday. I'm sure we will be competitive again and hopefully we can claim our first win of the season."

Team principal Max Welti added that he was confident that the team will continue to improve in the fourth race of the season.

"It was a strong drive from Neel in Portugal to finish third in the sprint race and second in the feature race," he said. "It shows how the car and team is progressing since the start of the season. I'm excited that we're going to Australia which is a great country and where there are a lot of racing fans."

 

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