NEWS Formula Renault 2.0 EC - 2012


06.05.2012 Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup - Races 1 + 2  - Motorland Aragon


Vandoorne on the Podium during FR 2.0 Eurocup Opener at Motorland Aragon. Riberas in Top Ten, Schothorst unlucky without scoring points


Free Practice: 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.

Qualifying 1: 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.

Vandoorne and 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.

Race 1: 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.

Qualifying 2: 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 Group.

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.

Race 2: 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.

Pictures from Motorland Aragon