NEWS Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup - 2012


21.10.2012 Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup - Races 13 + 14  - Barcelona


Vandoorne win Formula Renault 2.0 EUROCUP Title 2012 in the final race in Barcelona


Free Practice: In the first free practice it was heavy rain. All Kaufmann Drivers were out on used wets. In the end Vandoorne on P 8, Riberas on P 14, Schothorst on P 30.

In free practice two all Kaufmann Drivers improved. As the track was dry we saw Vandoorne on P 3, Riberas on P 7 and Schothorst 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. The track was still damp and drying up. Vandoorne, once more showed an impressive performance and setting the fastest lap-time in his Group.

Riberas and Schothorst were in Group B. Both did a good job. Riberas was on P 2 and Schothorst on P 9. Overall on the Grid it was Vandoorne P 2, Riberas P 3 and Schothorst P 17.

Race 1: Schothorst drove a good race and moved up positions to P 19 in the end. Riberas and Vandoorne had both a good start. Riberas dropped back to P 4 later, while Vandoorne was on P 2 putting pressure on the leader. After a Safety-Car Period, Riberas and Vandoorne kept their positions and finished P 4 and P 2. Vandoorne took his eleventh podium for this year Eurocup season.

Qualifying 2: Schothorst and Riberas first on track in Group B. Heavy rain made it very difficult. Schothorst qualified and a disappointing P 16 and Riberas was on P 6.

Vandoorne in Group A was on track later. This time Vandoorne was struggleing quite a lot in the wet. Unable to find any grip, he only qualified on P 8 in his Group. Overall Riberas on P 11, Vandoorne on P 16 and Schothorst on P 31. A very difficult position for Vandoorne to keep his lead for the Championship and to fight for the title.

Race 2: Sunday´s race was started at the afternoon under the most difficult conditions. It just had rained before the race. All Kaufmann Drivers opted for Slick Tyres. Schothorst and Riberas drove a good race. Schothorst finished P 14 and Riberas P 5. Stoffel Vandoorne had an impressive opening lap and moved from P 16 to P 6. In the second lap Vandoorne made contact with another driver and was forced to retire from the race due to a broken track rod in the front. Still, even though he couldn´t finish the race, in the end the points-lead of the young Belgian in the Championship was big enough to win the Title in the Formula Renault 2.0 EUROCUP 2012.

The Team of JOSEF KAUFMANN RACING was able to win the Formula Renault 2.0 EUROCUP Title again - straight again after the 2011 Title. An incredible performance of the whole Team and Driver during the entire season made this possible. In addition the Team won as well the Team Trophy in Formula Renault 2.0 EUROCUP.


Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup season 2012 in numbers:


1. Place Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup 2012 - Stoffel Vandoorne

9. Place Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup 2012 - Alex Riberas

27. Place Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup 2012 - Pieter Schothorst


4 Victories

5 x 2. Place

2 x 3. Place


6 Pole Positions


1. Place Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup Team Championship 2012 - Josef Kaufmann Racing

Pictures from Barcelona