Two weeks after the previous round in Monza, the 2 liters single-seater series heads towards another Italian track with a new leader. Brit Jake Hughes (Koiranen GP), who managed to out pass his team-mate Jack Aitken thanks to the win in Monza Race 2, now tops the standings. Aitken chases 10 points behind, while the Austrian Stefan Riener, him too racing with the team lead by Afa Heikkinen is still third.
On the track named to Marco Simoncelli, further protagonists are awaited. Starting from the JD Motorsport duo made up by Matevos Isaakyan and Thiago Vivacqua. The Russian is currently fourth overall with three wins under his belt, while the Brazilian is just one point behind and recently won his first ever race in the series in Monza. The 17 y/o Russian Alexey Korneev will make his debut on yet another car of the Roberto Cavallari team. He is the younger brother of Denis who raced in 2014 still with JD Motorsport. Among the other debuts there is another one which has to be pointed out and even in this case we are talking of the younger brother of one of the series’ protagonists : Matevos Isaakyan. This is the case of Nerses, who will race with Koiranen GP along with the German Philip Hamprecht and the other Brazilian Bruno Baptista. Firs t race in the Fast Lane Promotion Series also for the French Julien Falchero, who will join Denis Bulatov and Daniele Cazzaniga under the GSK Grand Prix banner.
On the home track the Italian BVM Racing is determined to impress after having cheered in Monza for the Ukrainian Danylo Pronenko P3. Still in Monza first ever win for the other Russian Vasily Romanov, who is improving steadily towards the season as his Cram Motorsport team-mates, the Swiss/Italian Matteo Ferrer and the American Travis Jordan Fischer. Back in Formula Renault 2.0 ALPS, after having joined the opening round in Imola, there will also be the Italian Alessandro Perullo (Technorace), while the Australian James Allen (Arta Engineering) and the Indian Jehan Daruvala (Fortec Motorsports) will regularly be on track.
This weekend format will foresee two 25 minutes races plus a lap each. Race 1 is set for Sunday at 9.00 while Race 2 is due at 17.55. Both will be live streamed on www.renaultsportitalia.it. Still on Sunday Qualify 2 is scheduled between 12.15 and 12.30. Qualify 1 and both free practice sessions are set for Saturday at 9, 12.20 and 16.30.
Championship (top 5) :
1. Hughes 167 ;
2. Aitken 157 ;
3. Riener 151 ;
4. Isaakyan 145 ;
5. Vivacqua 144.