Due to the high number of participiants, the free practice was also
divided into two groups. Tunjo and Jaminet drove in Group 1, Frijns
was in Group 2.
In the first free
practice, Jaminet was P 2 in his group, Teammate Tunjo P 4. Robin
Frijns was on P 3 in his group. In the second free practice it was
Tunjo on P 3 and Jaminet on P 5 in their group and Robin Frijns on P
2 in his group.
Again, as Qualifying was split into two groups it was Robin Frijns
in Group A. Frijns drove a strong Qualifying what he lead untill the
final minutes. In the end he was on P 3 in hist group.
Oscar Tunjo and
Mathieu Jaminet were in Group B. Tunjo drove a good Qualifying and
put himself on P 3 in the group. Mathieu Jaminet didnīt show the
performance from the day before and was only P 9.
For the Race 1 the
starting grid was: Frijns - P 5, Tunjo - P 6, Jaminet - P 18.
Robin Frijns and Oscar Tunjo had a good start and kept theri
positions. Mathieu Jaminet was involved in many head to head
overtking moves. The young French finished the race on P 16. Oscar
Tunjo also was involved in many overtaking actions on the long
straights at the Paul Ricard Circuit. Finally Tunjo dropped back a
few positions to P 9. Robin Frijns was able to improve himself upto
P 4. He was putting pressure to ge the final place on the podium,
but eventhough he was driving fastest race laps he didnīt found a
way to overtake and finished on P 4.
In the Qualifying for the race on Sunday it was wet track
conditions. Oscar Tunjo and Mathieu Jaminet first
out on track in Group B drove a good Qualifying. Tunjo was able to
get along really good with the difficult conditions and went on P 3
in his group. Jaminet only was able to set the 10th fastest time.
Frijns was out
after that in Group A. Frijns drove a superb Qualifying Session and
drove the fastest laptime. So P 1 in his group.
positions for Race 2: Frijns - P 2, Tunjo - P 5, Jaminet - P 18.
Race 2: The
Race at Sunday afternoon was more than dramatic. At the start Frijns
first kept his position. Tunjo moved up to P 4, but then, like the
day before he was fighting ver hard but finally finished on P 7.
Jaminet also like the day before, moved some place up the standings,
but got a 10 second time penalty at the end.
Robin Frijns drove
the race of the season so far. He was putting a lot of pressure on
the leader Carlos Sainz and finally in the middle of the race, Sainz
couldnīt handle the pressure anymore and Frijns found a way past.
After having taken the lead, Frijns, like always this year, drove
perfectly without the smallest mistake. He kept his position untill
the finish-line and secured his 5 th Victory for this year.
impressive performance Frijns was able to take the Title of the
Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup 2011 Championship. Due to his massive
points lead, he won the Title already one round before the end of
this year. What an impressive performance by both, the young Dutch
Robin Frijns and his Team JOSEF KAUFMANN RACING.