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mid season races at Spa-Francorchamps

22/07/14 - With seven races and seven winners so far, this weekend (24 – 26 July) at Spa-Francorchamps, the Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup is looking for more winners: those of races number eight and nine. Leader in the championship Steijn Schothorst (Manor MP Motorsport) has yet to win a race.

The top three is very close with Schothorst leading by a mere 6 points. Second is Ben Barnicoat (Fortec Motorsports) with 116 points and one victory to his name. Barnicoat is followed by Louis Delétraz (Josef Kaufmann Racing) and Levin Amweg (ART Junior Team) with one victory and 107 points each. Callan O’Keeffe (ART Junior Team) in fifth place with 94 points is also looking for his first win.

 

Steijn Schothorst (NED) #11: “This weekend I will have a lot of pressure of the rest of the field, they all want to win as well. I have raced at Spa often and it feels a bit like home, specially with my friends and family coming to cheer for me this weekend. I know the circuit well so I hope the pieces of the puzzle will all fall into place and I will have my first win this year.”

 

Ben Barnicoat (ENG) #33: “I have already raced here before with good result and am feeling confident I can score more championship points this weekend. We are so close in the top three. And of course I like to be the first driver to have a second win this season. And yes, I am really looking forward to this weekend.”

 

Other drivers in the top ten with one win to their name are Seb Morris (Fortec Motorsports), Aurélien Panis (ART Junior Team) and Gustav Malja (Josef Kaufmann Racing). It will be exciting racing with so many potential winners.

 

This coming weekend, the FR2.0 NEC will once again join the SRO Blancpain series and will race on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning, as the SRO organised Total 24 Hours of Spa race will start at 16.30 hrs on Saturday.

 

Live timing of both races can be found at: http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/live

mid season races at Spa-Francorchamps

Panis wins for the first time, triple victory for ART Junior Team

Barnicoat sixth winner in six races