The Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine returns to the track this weekend at Spa-Francorchamps for the fourth round of the season. Over 30 single-seaters from 12 Teams will be ready to compete for the 50 points up for grabs in the two races of the weekend. As the Championship leader, Martinius Stenshorne from R-ace GP is heading into the Belgian event of the series co-managed by Alpine and ACI Sport. With 3 victories and one podium finish out of six races, Stenshorne has accumulated a total of 99 points. The Norwegian now holds a 27-point advantage over the closest competitor, Italian Andrea Kimi Antonelli from Prema Racing. Antonelli has secured three second-place finishes on the podium and is still chasing his first win in the series, having been hindered by technical difficulties in Hungary. Dutch driver Kas Haverkoort from Van Amersfoort Racing is close behind in third place with 68 points. Haverkoort, who already claimed a victory at Imola, has managed to reach the podium in all the previous rounds of the season. Tim Tramnitz, the German driver from R-ace GP, who dominated the second round in Barcelona, will also be present at Spa. Currently sitting in fourth place in the standings with 62 points, Tramnitz is surely determined to carry on his impressive performance. Rounding out the top 5 in the drivers’ standings is Lorenzo Fluxà from Spain, representing Prema Racing, who secured his first podium finish of the season at Hungaroring, a result that rewarded both his hard work and the efforts of the Grisignano di Zocco Team.
Following Esteban Masson’s return to the Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine with Saintéloc Racing in round 3 in Hungary, another well-known name from past seasons is making a comeback. Frenchman Hadrien David, known for his remarkable performances in the 2021 and 2022 Championships, will once again thrill all the fans, this time as a Wild Card entry for Team ART Grand Prix.
The weekend format will be slightly different due to the prestigious 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, which will take place on Sunday. The action begins on Wednesday, June 28th, with 3 hours of pre-event collective testing from 9:00 to 12:00. This is followed by the first collective test session scheduled from 14:00 to 14:50. On Thursday, June 29th, there will be another 50-minute collective test session starting at 13:00. In the evening, the first qualifying session will take place, determining the grid for Race 2. Group A will be on track from 19:20 to 19:35, followed by Group B from 19:40 to 19:55. Friday, June 30th, begins with qualifying 2, with Group B on track from 9:45 to 10:00, and Group A following from 10:05 to 10:20. The second qualifying session will determine the grid for Race 1, set to start on Friday at 14:50 for 30 minutes + 1 lap. The last race of the weekend will take place on Saturday, July 1st, at 9:30, also lasting for 30 minutes + 1 lap of intense battles.
All the qualifying sessions and both the races of the weekend will be streamed live on the official Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine YouTube page (@formularegionaleubyalpine). Ticket info are available on www.spa-francorchamps.be