After another dominant performance in the Australian round of the A1 Grand Prix series two weeks ago, France heads to Malaysia with no intention of letting up on the pressure being applied to the other 24 competing countries.

Alex Pr?(C)mat will be back behind the wheel of the tricolour car to defend the French colours after Nicolas Lapierre took another double victory at Eastern Creek to extend the team's winning streak to six races.

Like many of his rivals, Pr?(C)mat will be making his first appearance in Malaysia this weekend, but claims that he is not concerned by his lack of familiarity with the Sepang circuit or the expected tropical conditions.

"I am feeling very fit and ready to race after my vacation in Langkawi since the Australian race," the GP2 frontrunner insisted, "It looks like Sepang will be very demanding because of the high temperatures and, having looked at the track, the number of high-speed corners. At least three-quarters of them are quick corners, so the G-force will put a lot of strain on my neck and shoulder muscles, but I am looking forward to the challenge.

"In Australia, we were pleased with the performance of the car, and will try to find the balance and stability needed to tackle Sepang and do our best to perform well in front of our fans."

Team boss Jean-Paul Driot shares his pilot's confidence.

"It looks easy to win consecutively, but it isn't," he stressed, "It takes a lot of concentration and a lot of precision, so we will remain focused and not relax. Sepang is a very challenging track, and also quite hard on the drivers physically, but I'm confident that we will perform well and, hopefully, extend our winning streak."



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