In the first free practice Stoffel Vandoorne was the fastest man on
track - P 1. Riberas was on P 8, Schothorst on P 22. Same picture in
the second free practice. Vandoorne again fast on P 2, Riberas on P
9 and Schothorst improved on P 12.
Due to the high number of cars in Formula Renault Eurocup the
Qualifying is split into two groups. Alex Riberas was in Group A.
Due to some traffic, Riberas catched a disappointing Qualifying and
only was on P 7 in his group.
Schothorst were in Group B. Vandoorne was fighting for Pole the
whole session, finally he finished on P 3 in the group. Schothorst
qualified himself on P 10 in the group. Following Grid Positions for
the Race: Vandoorne P 5, Riberas P 14, Schothorst P 19.
Vandoorne had a good Start and opening lap and moved up to P 3. Alex
Riberas as well had a good opening lap and moved up to P 10. Pieter
Schothorst had bad luck and was crashed out of the race in the first
lap. After six laps of racing, the Safety Car came out due to a big
crash. As the marshals couldn´t clean the track anymore in time, the
race was finally red falged. Riberas finsihed P 10 and Vandoorne
took his first podium of the year, P 3.
Vandoorne and Schothorst had been on track in Group B first.
Schothorst did quite a disappointing quali and finished on P 13 in
his group. Vandoorne held sector best times and was putting down
fast quali laps. In the final lap, the young Belgian made a small
mistake and lost Pole by 7/100 of a second and was only P 4 in his
Riberas did a
better Qualifying than the day before, still he was only able to
qualify on P 6 in his Group. For the race starting positions were
Vandoorne P 8, Riberas P 11 and Schothorst P 26.
Vandoorne again had a very good start and move up few positions
during the first lap. Riberas was fighting for positions but still
was on P 11 during the race, where he also finally finished.
Schothorst was able to improve himself during the race upto P 19. In
the end Vandoorne was able to finish the race on a strong P 4.