Despite good starts to both races at Laguna Seca, the end product was lacking for the Czech Republic in the penultimate round of the A1GP season.

Tomas Enge was able to move forward from 14th place on the grid at the start of the wet sprint race and was running in a strong seventh place when he was caught up in an accident close to the finish which resulted in damage to his car and an 18th place classification.

Battling through the order in the feature race, Enge was running ninth when he started to suffer from oversteer. Despite doing what he could with an ill-handling car, he would eventually lose control with just six laps left - resulting in a double DNF for the team.

"Put it this way it was not our weekend," Enge said. "It sometimes happens. It is shame that it happened here because I really like the track. The day did not start badly and we found solutions for some problems that had occurred in the qualifying. Things were looking good in the sprint and I managed to overtake a few people and got into top ten. Unfortunately, New Zealand's car spun on the last lap, Ireland braked heavily just in front of me in order to avoid him and I was unable to avoid a contact.

"We had a good start again in the feature race and a great pitstop. I was in the top ten again but the car suddenly oversteered a lot and I was losing places. I just wanted to finish the race but it was getting worse and finally I lost control. We have to check the data what happened with the car. All in all, weekend to forget."

 

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