Carlo van Dam taken out at Jarama


Dutch racing driver Carlo van Dam left the Spanish circuit of Jarama with mixed emotions today after the final races of the 2009 Superleague Formula series. After a troubled qualifying session and first race, Carlo started from sixth position in the second race and he was convinced that he and PSV could conclude the season with a good result. Shortly after the start, however, van Dam was driven off the track by Esteban Guerrieri.

“A shame, really. I had arrived here wanting to do give PSV a good result at the end of the season”, Carlo says. “In qualifying the car did not handle very well unfortunately, as we hardly had any traction and then you are pretty much finished around here. In the first race I could make up a few places as quite some drivers got into trouble. Consequently, I started the second race from the third row, from sixth position. I was pretty confident and gained a place at the start, but then, going into the first corner, Guerrieri [Olympiacos] just drove into me. I guess he never bothered to brake at all. My race was over on the spot. A real pity, because although we may not have had the ideal setup here, we would have been able to get something together in that second race. And PSV and the team would have deserved that.”

“I want to thank PSV and the team for the races I was asked to do for them this year, and I would like to compliment Superleague Formula with their championship, because like I said before, I was pleasantly surprised by the cars, the organisation and the competition.”

“This has been an eventful year for me and it is now a case of putting together 2010. All sorts of things are going on at this moment and sometime in the next few months I hope things fall into place.”

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