McKenzie eyes victory on home soil

F2 newcomer targets maiden win in Silverstone race two

 Daniel McKenzie is hoping to continue his strong run of form on his maiden F2 weekend as he targets victory in race two.

The 23-year-old narrowly missed out on fourth place in yesterday's thrilling race one in his first F2 outing after switching from Formula Renault 3.5.

For today's 21-lap race the Brit lines up on row two (P4) after a close session saw him miss out on the front row by just 13 hundredths of a second. He now hopes he can follow in Luciano Bacheta's footsteps from race one and work his way through the field into the top spot, in spite of a recurring leg injury.

"Qualifying two felt good and we're making steps forward all the time," said McKenzie. "I've been suffering with an injury to my left leg which meant that I could only manage two hot laps during the session but with new tyres it was enough to get P4. We'll keep making gains as I get more use to the car and I think we have the pace to do well and even secure the win."

Today's second F2 race gets underway at 14:05 (local time) with coverage on www.formulatwo.com.   

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