Canadian Jacques Villeneuve finished 15th in his World Rallycross Championship (World RX) debut, Saturday in Montalegre, Portugal.
|Jacques Villeneuve, Albatec Racing Peugeot 208 (Photo: Albatec Racing)|
The 1997 F1 world champion suffered from both a fuel pressure problem and a puncture on the opening day of the season.
"It’s been a tough learning day but the level of racing was very good, we just need to figure out how to make it work," said the Albatec Racing driver.
|Jacques Villeneuve (Photo: Albatec Racing)|
"We were a bit late running so we didn’t get all the laps in and the car is very different to when we were testing this winter. I made a mistake in the first race and suffered a puncture in the second one, but the aim tomorrow is to make it to the semi finals; it would be a shame to stop after two heats.
|Photo: Albatec Racing|
"The atmosphere here is very good, the fans are fun, and it’s good to be part of a championship."
Aboard the team's second Peugeot 208, Andy Scott, who suffered from fuel pressure problems like Villeneuve and also from an exhaust leak, placed 8th overall.
|Andy Scott, Albatec Racing Peugeot 208 (Photo: Albatec Racing)|