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Jerez foreshadows another thrilling battle for the Euroformula Open title

18.06.2014

The Circuito de Jerez hosts from Friday until Sunday the third date of the Euroformula Open. About twenty cars on the starting grid will take part in two races counting towards the Euroformula and the Spanish Formula 3 championship


The Euroformula Open maintains its cruising speed and approaches its third round in 2014. As happened at the Autódromo do Algarve two weeks ago, the championship visits another track in southern Europe. Although this time the round takes place at the Circuito de Jerez in Spain. This track held Grand Prix of Formula 1 several years, since 1986 until 1990 and later in the nineties two other seasons, 1994 and 1997. And the Andalusian venue is a well-known track for the Euroformula Open as well. It joined the Spanish Formula 3 championship back in 2002 and then, following the course of internationalization set by the series in 2009, remained until 2011. After an absence of one year Jerez returned to the series in 2013. Bruno Méndez, David Fumanelli, Callum MacLeod, Noel Jammal, Ed Jones or Alexandre Cougnaud are drivers stepping onto the winners´ podium recently.

After four races, the championship is led by Poland´s Artur Janosz (RP Motorsport) as this young ace took his maiden win in Portugal. With Janosz ahead by one point (73 points), his teammate Sandy Stuvik will be tough to beat out once again, taking into account the Thai driver was runner up to Ed Jones last year. Alex Palou (Campos Racing), a promising Spanish driver, has no left anyone indifferent. Winner at the Nürburgring, he claimed a double-podium finish two weeks ago in Portugal, who lies third in the standings.

Team West-Tec, after his title achieved by Jones in 2013, has a very strong representation in the series, as Cameron Twynham is fourth and Thailand´s Tanart Sathienthirakul sixth. In between there is another Asian driver Yu Kanamaru (Emilio de Villota Motorsport) from Japan. Konstantin Tereschenko (Campos Racing), Che-One Lim (Emilio de Villota Motorsport), Gerardo Nieto (DAV Racing) – brilliant outing for the Mexican in Portugal-or Damiano Fioravanti (Corbetta Competizioni) also performed well so far. On the contrary Nici Pohler (Team West-Tec), Yarin Stern (Team West-Tec), John Simonyan (RP Motorsport), Andrés Saravia (RP Motorsport) or Sean Walkinshaw (Campos Racing) are seeking elusive luck but they all have skills to shine in the series before long and Jerez is an excellent opportunity.

Constantino Peroni (RP Motorsport) leads Cup standings with his Dallara F308 entered by the Italian team.

The Spanish F3 championship is led by Janosz and he is followed closely by Palou, Stuvik and Twynham. RP Motorsport keeps leading team classification ahead of Campos Racing, Emilio de Villota Motorsport and Team West-Tec.

The Euroformula Open is joined by the International GT Open and the Campeonato de Andalucía de Velocidad. TV coverage is excellent including among others Motors TV (Europe), Raisport 2 (Italy), Sport TV (Portugal), BT Sport (England), Poverkhnost Sport TV 2 (Russia), Teledeporte and Canal + Deportes (Spain), Sport TV (Turkey), Pol Sat (Poland), Sport 5 (Israel) and Digisport (Hungary and Romania).

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