The Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine moves to Mugello Circuit for the fifth out of ten double rounds scheduled in the 2023 calendar. Leading the championship standings is Martinius Stenshorne (R-ace GP), followed closely by his rival Andrea Kimi Antonelli (Prema Racing), who is now only five points behind after securing his first win in the series in the last race at Spa. Tim Tramnitz (R-ace GP) is in third place, having finished the fourth round with two second-place finishes. Also earning honors on the podium in the last race was Maya Weug (KIC Motorsport). She not only achieved an overall P6 finish but also secured the Rookie victory. The Finnish team’s bearer, during the fourth round, achieved the record of being the first woman to enter the points zone in the series, with 16 points collected in the last two races. Kas Kaverkort (Van Amersfoort Racing) will also be present in Italy. He currently holds the fourth position in the international series standings, ahead of Brazilian driver Rafael Camara, who secured his first seasonal victory in Race 1 at the Ardennes track. Completing the Prema Racing lineup will be Lorenzo Fluxa, currently in sixth place overall, ahead of the two RPM team drivers, Maceo Capietto and Santiago Ramos, who are in seventh and eighth positions respectively.
The Tuscan race will be marked by mourning due to the tragic passing of Dilano Van ‘T Hoff, which occurred in Belgium last Saturday. Therefore, the MP Motorsport team will not be present as they have chosen to stand by the driver’s family in the coming days. Adam Fitzgerald, Irish driver from RPM, will also be absent due to the effects of the incident occurred on Saturday and will need to stay away from the race tracks for some time during the recover.
The weekend’s schedule:
The weekend kicks off on Thursday with pre-event collective tests from 9:00 to 13:00. On Friday, July 7, there will be 50-minute collective tests starting at 9:50 and 14:10. Saturday, July 8, will feature the first qualifying session, with Group A on the track from 8:30 to 8:45, followed by Group B from 8:50 to 9:05. Race 1 will then take place at 13:50 (30′ + 1 lap). On Sunday, July 9, there will be another qualifying session, with Group B on the track from 8:30 to 8:45 and Group A from 8:50 to 9:05. The final race of the weekend will start on Sunday at 16:20 (30′ + 1 lap).
Both, qualifying and race sessions will be live streamed on the official Youtube page @formularegionaleubyalpine.