NEWS Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup - 2012


15.07.2012 Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup - Races 7 + 8  - Moscow Raceway


Kaufmann Driver Vandoorne takes double-Pole Position and two 2nd places at Moscow Raceway. Riberas on P 7, Schothorst not in the points


Free Practice: In the first free practice on this brand new track near Moscow, it was Stoffel Vandoorne who directly had set the overall fastest practice time. Teammates Riberas and Schothorst were on P 11 and P 19.

In free practice two it was again Stoffel Vandoorne who was fastest man. Again the overall fastest practice time set by the young Belgian. Riberas improved himself to P 5, Schothorst was on P 25.

Qualifying 1: Due to the high number of cars in Formula Renault Eurocup the Qualifying was split into two groups. Stoffel Vandoorne was in Group A. Vandoorne drove a clean Qualifying and took P 1 in his Group as well as the fastest laptime overall to be on Pole-Position.

Riberas and Schothorst were in Group B. Riberas finished P 3 in his group, Schothorst P 9. Overall it was Vandoorne on Pole, Riberas on P 6 and Schothorst on P 18 for Race 1.

Race 1: Vandoorne lost the lead into Turn 1. Schothorst improved himself during the race upto P 17. Riberas also lost one position at the start and finished the race on P 7 finally. Vandoorne drove an agressive race with overall fastest race laps and tried very hard to get back into the lead. The young Belgian was clearly the fastest man on track but could find a way back to take the lead again. Finally he finished on P 2.

Qualifying 2: Riberas and Schothorst in Group B were first on track on Sunday morning. Riberas went on P 5 in his group, Schothorst on P 13. Not a very faultfree Qualifying of both drivers.

Vandoorne in Group A once again showed an incredible performance with driving a new track record and taking again Pole-Position. Overall it was Vandoorne on Pole, Riberas on P 10 and Schothorst on P 26.

Race 2: Sunday´s race was started in the afternoon. Vandoorne again lost his lead into the first corner. Schothorst had a good start and moved up positions. He finished the race on P 20 in the end. Alex Riberas was very unlucky and had to retire after a collision. Stoffel Vandoorne, like the day before was putting much pressure on the leader. Again beeing the faster driver he still couldn´t find a way to take over the lead. In the end he finished again on P 2.

Pictures from Moscow Raceway