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Season half-time in the ATS Formula 3 Cup

Season half-time in the ATS Formula 3 Cup

17.06.2013: The ATS Formula 3 Cup heads into the summer break after a scorcher of a racing weekend in the




The ATS Formula 3 Cup heads into the summer break after a scorcher of a racing weekend in the support programme of the DTM.



The racing series will make a 6-week pit stop before the start of the second half of the season at Nürburgring at the first weekend in August. A perfect time to take stock and look ahead at the summer racing break of the fastest national racing series.


Several favourites had emerged even before the start of the active racing season.



One of them was singled out by the media: Marvin Kirchhöfer. They talked of an exceptional talent. Now he was to stir up the ATS Formula 3 Cup. However, the exceptional talent needed to prove himself in a new series. And the 19-year old from Leipzig succeeded! He is far ahead in the championship, scoring victory after victory.


The entire Lotus team delivered a convincing performance in the first half of the racing season. “We can be very pleased. We are able to win races with Marvin Kirchhöfer as well as Artem Markelov and Emil Bernstorff,” says Team Principal Timo Rumpfkeil. “Of course, the entire team is happy about the triple success and the triple lead in the championship.”


The Performance Racing team from Silverstone, Great Britain and the Dutch team Van Amersfoort Racing intend to do everything to catch up. “We cannot rest in order to ensure to keep up,” says Rumpfkeil. “There is still a long way to go this season.”



Busy summer break



Some of the drivers competing in the ATS Formula 3 Cup will use the 6-week break for relaxing. Sebastian Balthasar, the leader of the Tophy ranking, will go to France. Matteo Cairoli will enjoy his time off in the heart of Italy and Gustavo Menezes is looking forward to going back to his home country, the USA, again.


Hubertus-Carlos Vier will have to do a lot of studying for his finals; Maximilian Hackl will complete a full-time practical training in mechanical engineering before he starts studying at university in autumn. A high priority for all of them is to stay in top shape and improve further. Additional test days are planned for the end of July. Potential candidates for 2014 will also be assessed at this stage.



“ATS Formula 3 Cup INSIDE”

One of the more than twenty drivers will have one more item on their to-do list, since another “ATS Formula 3 Cup INSIDE” event on Facebook is scheduled for July, 21st. Fans ask questions, and one race driver will answer them. This time the fans decide on who is going to be the interviewee. The respective poll will take place on Facebook in early July.


The ATS Formula 3 Cup will continue at the first weekend of August. The races during the ADAC GT Masters Weekend will mark the start of the second half of the season.



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