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McLeod Is Looking For Pure Speed As The Series Returns To Rovinj Croatia
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Wednesday, 27 May 2015 17:05

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Team Garmin pilot Pete McLeod is ready to get back to the track in Rovinj Croatia, for his second race in two weeks. The speedy #84 looked like he may have found his familiar ‘all or nothing’ form at the last race in Japan by posting the 2nd fastest net time, but taking penalties along the way for an early race day exit and 12th place finish. He will be looking for more of the same speed over the Adriatic Sea on May 31, 2015 for the 3rd Round of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship.

When he was asked about his feelings leading into Rovinj, McLeod stated, “I’m hoping the engine in my Edge 540 may be starting to break in - resulting in an increase in power – something the plane has been lacking so far this season. It would only be a small difference but every little bit counts”.

Last year in Rovinj, McLeod narrowly missed the podium due to a penalty late in the final round. There will be increased pressure this year to manage his risks in the track and stay penalty free, but McLeod may have other plans. “Strategy wise, I know I need to be fast to have a chance to win. If I can do that conservatively then great, but odds are I’m going to have to be aggressive and take every inch of the track I can get. When you have to fly aggressive, penalties are only a small mistake or a judgment call away. Excess plane speed is a luxury I don’t seem to have this year.” Said McLeod.

When asked about his thoughts on how Rovinj Croatia will play into the championship, McLeod stated, “At this point for me, I have really just got to think of this race as the first race of the season. The team has been working hard to come up with a solution to the lack of performance in our race plane, and I think we started to see the pieces come together in Chiba. This week, I will just go out to the track the same way I always do – pushing the limit and flying fast“.

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