16 Ottobre 2012

A three drivers challenge in the last Formula Renault 2.0 ALPS venue in Barcelona

<it>A three drivers challenge in the last Formula Renault 2.0 ALPS venue in Barcelona</it>

In Barcelona, this weekend, the last round of the 2012 Formula Renault 2.0 ALPS season, with still three drivers contending the title: Daniil Kvyat, Norman Nato and Paul-Loup Chatin. It will be the Montmeló track, hosting the seventh and last venue, which will be part of the prestigious World Series by Renault weekend, to determine the most important verdict.

Top dog is Daniil Kvyat, Koiranen Motorsport team driver. The Russian, 18 y/o, comes from four consecutive wins achieved in Red Bull Ring and Mugello and seven overall. Behind him Norman Nato (RC Formula), with a 13 points gap, with still 54 to be assigned. The Frenchman won both the Imola races and also scored a win on the Pau street track in May. Some Championship hopes also for the other French Paul-Loup Chatin, already third overall last year still with Tech1 Racing, but 44 points behind the leader. For him a win too in Pau.

Final rush thug, with plenty of novelties. Starting from the comeback of the Colombian Oscar Tunjo, Chatin team mate and winner in Spa in June and the Fortec Motorsports debut lining up a car for the British Daniel de Zille. To be highlighted also the Cram return in the Series with the rookie Giorgio Roda. Both confirmed the two Prema cars with the Italian Luca Ghiotto and the Brazilian Bruno Bonifacio, already on shields two weeks ago in their first experience in the Alps championship in Mugello. Among the novelties also the BVM Racing (with the Swiss Michael Heche) and the AV Formula. With the latter, apart the driver from San Marino Emanuele Zonzini and the Colombian Tatiana Calderón Noguera, both already involved in the last round, there will also be the new-entry Denis Nagulin. A further debut is  the Russian Alexey Chuklin, racing for Team Torino Motorsport.

Full grid then with more than 35 cars with the free practices scheduled for Friday (two thirty minutes sessions at 13.05 and 18.30. On Saturday the single 25’ minutes qualifying session with the green light given at 18.40. On Sunday both races with the first one at 12.10 and the second one at 18.15. Both will last 25 minutes.

The Championship (top-10): 1. Daniil Kvyat RUS (Koiranen Motorsport) 201; 2. Norman Nato FRA (RC Formula) 188; 3. Paul-Loup Chatin FRA (Tech1 Racing) 157; 4. William Vermont FRA (Arta Engineering) 92; 5. Esteban Ocon FRA (Koiranen Motorsport) 69; 6. Patrick Kujala FIN (Koiranen Motorsport) 68; 7. Oscar Tunjo COL (Tech1 Racing) 61; 8. Guilherme Silva BRA (Interwetten.com) 59; 9. Melville McKee GBR (Interwetten.com) 48; 10. Stefan Wackerbauer GER (Koiranen Motorsport) 41.