Renault Sport Academy Drivers Max Fewtrell, Jarno Opmeer and Sun Yue Yang get behind the wheel in the Formula Renault Eurocup this weekend as the series returns at the legendary Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, after a one-month break.
Spa marks round nine of the championship as it heads into the final straight with six races still on offer.
Podiums on the mind for Fewtrell
Max Fewtrell wants to make a return to the podium after a mixed outing at Circuit Paul Ricard last time out.
The 18-year-old Tech-1 driver moved back to top spot in the rookie standings after taking a fifth and sixth place in France. Max has one win to his name this season after he took the chequered flag in Austria in July and he wants to add more podiums this weekend in The Ardennes.
In the Spa test session (12 September), Max impressed and was the second quickest car of the day.
Opmeer out to build momentum
Jarno Opmeer sealed two point-scoring finishes in Paul Ricard as he begins to find some rhythm in the series.
Those points saw him close the gap to his rivals as the MP Motorsport driver aims to further chase down the pack with more top ten finishes this weekend. Jarno’s wet pace in the final test session saw him finish seventh.
Sunny ready for final furlong
With two rounds to go, Sun Yue Yang is looking to add to his experience of racing on international circuits with a good outing in Spa.
Sunny is yet to score a point in this season’s championship, but he is ready to get his head down and battle hard on the Grand Prix track.
Max Fewtrell (Tech-1 Racing, #7)
6th, 1st Rookie - 127 points – 17/23 races completed
“I’m really looking forward to Spa after a weekend struggling with the car at Paul Ricard! The test went really well for us in Spa last week and I feel strong and confident for this weekend. I’ve been training a lot at Enstone and I’m ready to go!”
Jarno Opmeer (MP Motorsport, #30)
19th, 10th Rookie – 6 points – 17/23 races completed
“We have done a lot of testing in Spa so far which will be an advantage for us this weekend. Spa is one of our stronger tracks so I’m really looking forward to going out there and having some fun. Hopefully points will follow.”
Sun Yue Yang (JD Motorsport, #21)
30th, 17th Rookie – 0 points – 17/23 races completed
“This weekend in Spa will be a good challenge for me and I’m looking forward to it. It’s a long lap with some hard corners, but my braking technique is much better since developing it at the test last week. I have more knowledge about the track this time. I will try to do my best and fight for my place in the races on this famous race circuit.”
Round Nine: Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium (BST +1)
Friday 22 September 2017
9:00–9:50 Collective tests
13:00-13:20 Qualifying 1 (Group A)
13:25-13:45 Qualifying 1 (Group B)
17:05-17:20 Qualifying 2 (Group B)
17:25-17:40 Qualifying 2 (Group A)
Saturday 23 September 2017
9:10-9:40 Race 1
15:00-15:30 Race 2
Sunday 24 September 2017
10:30-11:00 Race 3