Glock braced for more difficult races
4 October 2011 – Virgin Racing hope to ‘harness momentum’ in this weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix, with the Sheffield-based outfit having suffered a difficult night last time out in Singapore. However Timo Glock fears for two more trying encounters at Suzuka and the following race in Korea, which comes just seven days later.
“We are in that final phase of the season now where the races are just flying by – it’s hard to believe there are only five remaining,” says Team Principal John Booth. “Jérôme (d’Ambrosio) enjoyed a strong race in Singapore and will be looking to harness that momentum, I’m sure. Timo (Glock) will be keen to make up for the disappointment of having to retire early in the race at one of his favourite tracks.”
For Glock, the latest gap between races has served chiefly for extra training.
“I’ve been back to Europe in the break to continue to work on my fitness for the long-haul races, which means a lot of cycling in Switzerland of course,” the German driver explains.
“The next two races being back-to-back are tough ones for the team, so I’m as prepared as I can be to support us with what I hope can be two strong race performances.”