PREMA carries on winning momentum at Zandvoort

PREMA Racing continued to show pace and kept its winning momentum at Zandvoort as the Dutch track hosted round 3 of the Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine. The classic venue saw Rafael Camara deliver another scintillating weekend performance, finishing second from P3 in a wet first race and cruising to victory in Race 2. The Brazilian racer even tried to attack for P1 in Race 1, but settled for a positive podium position. In Race 2, he started from pole and led all the way to his fourth win of the year.

James Wharton and Ugo Ugochukwu faced a challenging weekend. The Australian fought back to P13 after an early spin in Race 1, while contact forced him to another recovery drive to P14 on Sunday’s Race 2. The American was also caught out by a spin in tricky conditions in Race 1, before rebounding to a ponts finish in Race 2.

With Camara off to a considerable lead in the Driver Championship, and PREMA on top in the teams’ classification, FRECA will be back on-track in two weeks at the Hungaroring.


“We had both qualifying sessions on the dry, and in the first, we got P3 in our group, so P6 for the start. With a wet track in Race 1, a mistake on my side compromised the result. I was P4 in my group in Qualifying 1, and P8 overall for the race, which didn’t go so well as I dropped to P10. We have to analyze why we were down on pace and try to get on top of that to be better at Hungaroring…”

Qualifying 1: P3 Gr. B
Starting position Race 1: P6
Qualifying 2: P4 Gr. B
Starting position Race 2: P8
Fastest lap: 1:30.475
Race 1: P28
Fastest lap: 1:31.271
Race 2: P10


“I’m very happy with another strong weekend. Already from practice, we knew we were fast and had a good setup, like all the team. I was comfortable with the car, and we have been doing a very good job since the start of the year. I want to thank PREMA again, especially Emeric, Alberto, and Ale, as it’s the hard work we made last year and at the beginning of the season that is paying off. We need to keep working like this. We now look forward to another strong weekend in Hungaroring.”

Qualifying 1: P2 Gr. A
Starting position Race 1: P3
Qualifying 2: P1 Gr. A
Starting position Race 2: P1
Fastest lap: 1:29.923
Race 1: P2
Fastest lap: 1:30.597
Race 2: P1


“I think all weekend we had the pace and opportunities, but the result didn’t show that. We need to keep pushing and trying to do better for Hungaroring.”

Qualifying 1: P1 Gr. A
Starting position Race 1: P1
Qualifying 2: P2 Gr. A
Starting position Race 2: P6
Fastest lap: 1:29.856
Race 1: P13
Fastest lap: 1:31.173
Race 2: P14

Source | Photo: PREMA Racing

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