Excitement builds for the third round of the Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine at the Hungaroring. The highly anticipated Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine, the prestigious single-seater series cosigned by Alpine and ACI Sport, is gearing up for its third round at the iconic Hungaroring circuit in Mogyoród, Hungary. The circuit, known for hosting the Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix, will welcome over 30 talented drivers to compete in the third venue of the 2023 season.
After thrilling races at Imola and Barcelona in the previous two rounds, the current Championship leader is German driver Tim Tramnitz from Team R-ace GP. Tramnitz, two times race winner in Barcelona, will face stiff competition from Bologna-born sensation Andrea Kimi Antonelli. The Italian, racing under the colors of PREMA Racing, after stepping on the podium in P2 thrice, is a close second in the standings and certainly hungry for more. In third place sits Dutch driver Kas Haverkort from Van Amersfoort Racing, while Martinius Stenshorne of R-ace GP is hot on his heels, just one point behind in fourth place.
Stenshorne, the promising Norwegian talent, initially held the championship lead with an outstanding performance in the first round and currently dominates the Rookie standings. The top five also includes Spanish driver Lorenzo Fluxà from PREMA Racing, followed by his teammate Rafael Camara. Joshua Dufek of Van Amersfoort Racing holds the seventh position, closely pursued by Nikhil Bohra of Team Trident. Rounding out the top 10 are RPM drivers Santiago Ramos and Macéo Capietto.
The upcoming weekend promises exhilarating racing action. The Tatuus cars, powered by Renault Sport Oreca engines, will take the Pirelli tires to the track starting on Thursday, June 15, for pre-event collective tests held in two sessions of two hours each. On Friday, June 16, collective tests will take place from 9:07 to 9:57, and then again from 14:05 to 14:55.
Saturday, June 17, will see the excitement builds up with the first qualifying session. Group A will hit the track from 9:00 to 9:15, followed by Group B from 9:20 to 9:35. The first race of the weekend will commence at 13:20, lasting 30 minutes plus one lap. On Sunday, June 18, the drivers will battle it out once again in qualifying, with Group A taking to the track from 9:00 to 9:15 and Group B from 9:20 to 9:35. The final race of the weekend will kick off at 16:30, featuring a duration of 30 minutes plus one lap.
Fans can catch all the qualifying sessions and both the races of the weekend live on the official Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine YouTube page (@formularegionaleubyalpine). Get ready for a thrilling weekend of high-speed competition as these talented drivers showcase their skills at the historic Hungaroring circuit.