Although Albert Park and Surfers Paradise may be more familiar names when it comes to Australian motorsport venues, Eastern Creek Raceway will take centre stage this weekend as the Sydney circuit hosts the first 'fly-away' race of the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport season.

Since arriving 'down-under', Team Canada racer Sean McIntosh has spent his time acclimatising to his new surroundings and taking in the sights and sounds of Sydney, including trips to the famed Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

The 20-year-old heads into this fourth round of the season eager to bounce back from the disappointment of an early exit from the feature race at Estoril, when contact with another car forced him to retire - having earlier finishing the sprint race in seventh.

However, McIntosh has scored points in each of the three European rounds and heads into the Australian weekend in sixth place in the standings going to a circuit he will be seeing for the first time.

"I know how much the Australian's love their racing so I'm really looking forward to this weekend's event," he said. "The track looks pretty interesting, I've watched some TV footage of races there and tried it out on a simulator but you just can't beat the real thing.

"It's new to pretty much all the drivers with the exception of the Team Australia and Team New Zealand racers but I'm confident we can get up to speed quickly. We've proved that already in our coming together as a team and with our understanding of the car to-date."



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