After a six-week break from action, Sean McIntosh says he is raring to go as Team Canada heads to South Africa for the latest round of the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport.

McIntosh is particularly keen to hit the temporary 3.2km track in Durban having experienced the excitement of street racing earlier in his career in North America - the youngster having previously tasted success on the streets of Vancouver in 2002 in the Molson Indy Vancouver Fran-Am 2000 support race.

With additional street starts in Toronto and Denver under his belt, the 20-year-old is confident heading into the weekend.

"I'm looking forward to getting my first viewing of the track as all I've seen so far are pictures," he said. "From what I can tell it looks like a pretty interesting configuration and to be racing by the ocean is quite spectacular.

"I've obviously sampled street racing from my time competing in North America and I always enjoyed those races and had some success. Ultimately the principles remain the same but there's a lot more to take in while learning the circuit, the margin for error is significantly reduced by the confines of the track!

"The South African's are serious about their racing so I'm expecting a good crowd and a great atmosphere this weekend. Our layoff since we last raced in Dubai was slightly longer than expected with the postponement of the Indonesian round but I'm raring to go and can't wait to get back into the A1 Team Canada car and build on our tenth place standing in the championship points."



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