Adrian Quaife-HobbsAdrian Quaife-Hobbs will head across the pond for the two remaining rounds of the AutoGP World Series on 22&23 September with his sights set firmly on adding victory to his impressive tally. The host venue, the Sonoma circuit in California, is largely unknown to all the drivers in the series, but the 2012 Champion has already overcome this hurdle several times this season, and relishes the challenge ahead.

On his AutoGP debut in Monza in March, Quaife-Hobbs sealed the best possible start to his 2012 season, setting the immediate pace on Italian soil with his maiden series pole position. His first podium wasn’t long in coming either, with a stellar run to victory in the opening race; a further five race wins, four pole positions, and a total of nine podium finishes, crowned him champion with two rounds still remaining.

The 21 year-old will be aiming to emulate that form aboard the SuperNova International Zytek V8-engined Lola next weekend as he comes out of a nine-week break since the last double-header round in Brazil.

Having proved his potential with such strong performances across Europe, Africa and South America, the Tonbridge racer is ready to put the summer break and his resultant extensive training programme to good use with nothing less than victory as his goal.

Although the driver’s title is already wrapped up in favour of the British Racing Drivers’ Club member, Quaife-Hobbs is determined to help assist SuperNova International in adding the team’s crown to his successes, in which it currently holds a 45 point advantage.

“I’m really looking forward to racing in America, as it will be my first time there and naturally I go out as Champion but still with expectations of bringing home two more victories to add to the tally. We have had a great pace all season and I have no reason to expect the Sonoma rounds to be any different, however I appreciate it’s not always possible.

“The SuperNova International team has provided me with a superb car all season and we have a great base set-up from which to work. With two half hour practice sessions ahead of qualifying, we should hopefully be able to just tune in to the track and hit the ground running.

“There are a few new drivers into the series for the final rounds, but our objective will remain the same as ever, we don’t look at the competition, we just work together to get the best out of the car, and this has worked for us all season. Aside from my own personal desire to win the final two rounds, I am also naturally very keen to help the team secure the team’s championship.

“After a lengthy break since Brazil, it will be good to get back on track and although it’s in the USA where temperatures are quite likely much hotter than here, I don’t envisage it being much different to Europe at the height of summer, and hopefully my extensive training programme will help me to overcome any possible problems on that front.“

The action at Sonoma starts on Friday, 21 September, with two free practice sessions at 11.00 and 15.30 (local time). Qualifying will take place at 09.45 on Saturday, 22 September, followed by the first race at 13.20. Sunday will host the remaining round at 14.35.

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