NEWS Formula Renault 2.0 NEC - 2012


24.06.2012 Formula Renault 2.0 NEC - Races 4 + 5  - Nürburgring


Double Pole and Double Victory for Stoffel Vandoore during NEC in Nürburgring. Pieter Schothorst on P5 and Alex Riberas on P10


Free Practice: In the free practice all Kaufmann Drivers were directly on the pace and had set very fast lap times. In the end it was Vandoorne on P 2, Riberas P 4 and Schothorst P 8.

Qualifying: In the first Qualifying Vandoorne took over control and took Pole Position by half a second advance. Schothorst qualified on a strong P 5 and Riberas on P 10. In the second Qualifying Vandoorne again took Pole Position with an even bigger gap than before. Schothorst improved to P 4 and Riberas to P 6. So all 3 Kaufmann Drivers were in the Top 6.

Race 1: Alex Riberas had a normal start and was fighting for positions the whole race. Actually, as overtaking on the short track of Nürburgring is ver difficult, Riberas finished the Race on P 10 where he had started from. Pieter Schothorst had a good start and was fighting for positions as well. Finally after some overtaking moves, the young dutch lost one position again in the final lap and finished on P 5. Stoffel Vandoorne had a good start, kept his lead and then just pulled away from the whole field. Lap by lap he was extending his lead with fastest race laps and finally won the race in a dominant way by more than a 6 seconds lead.

Race 2: Alex Riberas had a good start, but then in the first corner made som contact and bend his front wing, what forced him to make a pit stop. Pieter Schothorst had a very good start and moved up to P 3. Stoffel Vandoorne kept the lead after starting from Pole. In the 3rd lap the race was red-flagged because of an accident. After the Re-Start Pieter Schothorst was running on P 3 untill the guy behind outbreaked himself in turn 1 and crashed into the back of Schothorst. His race was immediately over. Alex Riberas finished on P 22. Stoffel Vandoorne drove a clean and constant race and was able to keep his lead untill the end. He finally also won the Sunday Race.

Pictures from Nürburgring