The Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine resumes this weekend at Zandvoort for rounds 9 and 10, with Prema Racing‘s Dino Beganovic as the current points leader. The young Swedish will try to defend his 45-point margin ahead of Gabriele Minì (ART Grand Prix), while Hadrien David (R-ace GP) hopes to further reduce his gap of 53 points.
A duel at the top of the standings is expected, with Beganovic seeking redemption following the disqualification he received in the second race at Paul Ricard, where his car was found to be non-compliant after the scrutineering. The Dutch round will also be decisive for Minì, who after the French victory has reduced the gap from the Prema driver.
However, the favourite one is local driver Kas Haverkort (Van Amersfoort Racing) who holds fourth place in the championship standings behind Paul Aron (Prema Racing); Haverkort is still chasing a maiden victory in the series and will benefit from the noisy support of the enthusiastic Dutch fans.
Other drivers are also eager to shine in the Netherlands: Michael Belov who at Paul Ricard recovered the right pace by gaining a nice podium and important points that allow him to hold fifth place in the standings at the wheel of a MP Motorsport single-seater. Definitely a driver to keep an eye on is Gabriel Bortoleto (R-ace GP) who has always been in the top 10 of all races in addition to the podium obtained at Imola.
First in the rookie standings is young Colombian Sebastian Montoya (Prema Racing), who sits 10th overall behind Mari Boya (ART Grand Prix) and Lorenzo Fluxa (R-ace GP).
At Zandvoort pre-collective tests will kick-off the weekend on Thursday with two more tests scheduled for Friday. Qualifying on day one of the race meeting is set to get underway at 09:00 on Saturday, 18th June, with the first of two 30-minute plus one lap races following at 12:40. On Sunday qualifying two will commence at 10:00. The second race will start at 15:30. Race one and two will be streamed live on the Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine Facebook page and official YouTube channel.