The young drivers of the Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine returned to action this morning with the sun shining for the first time this weekend as they geared up for the second qualifying session at Hockenheim, the setting for the final round of the international series.
After an official session filled with excitement and intense competition that captivated the large on-site audience, Kas Haverkort claimed the last pole position of the year. Representing the Van Amersfoort Racing team, the Dutch driver engaged in a thrilling battle throughout the Group B session with rookie champion Martinius Stenshorne (R-ace GP). Haverkort ultimately emerged on top with a best time of 1m36.299s. The Dutch driver, fresh from his victory in the first race of the previous weekend, secured his first pole position of the year, edging out Stenshorne by just 64 milliseconds. This marks a notable achievement for the Norwegian driver, who secured a second-row starting position alongside the local hero and teammate Tim Tramnitz. The Red Bull Junior driver has had an outstanding season, consistently ranking in the top 10 in all official sessions.
In the Group A session, Rafael Camara set the fastest time. The Prema Racing’s driver managed to outperform Tramnitz in the final stages of the official session, despite the German leading the session until six minutes from the end. The Brazilian driver from the Prema Racing team will start from the front row alongside Haverkort in the afternoon race.
Peruvian driver Matias Zagazeta put on a strong performance, securing the third row alongside Maceo Capietto (RPM), who has also been a standout performer this weekend. The fourth row will be shared by the French driver Sami Meguetouinf (MP Motorsport) and Nikita Bedrin (Van Amersfoort Racing). The top 10 includes Alessandro Giusti (G4 Racing) and the champion Andrea Kimi Antonelli (Prema Racing), both starting from the fifth row.
Race 1 is scheduled at 3.10pm (30’+ 1lap), with live streaming on official YouTube of the series.
Official Standings: https://formularegionaleubyalpine.com/corsa/hockenheim-2023-10/