Fresh from securing pole position for both races at Donington Park, Fabrice Walfisch (Team Lompech Sport) has repeated the feat at Magny-Cours. The Frenchman will share the front row with Carlo van Dam (Racing for Belgium) in race 1 and Dimitri Enjalbert (Tech 1 Racing) in race 2.
Sticking to the strategy that served him so well at Donington Park, Fabrice Walfisch was out on track in the first session. The Team Lompech Sport driver led for ten minutes of the fifteen-minute session. Dimitri Enjalbert (Tech 1 Racing), Greg Franchi (Equipe Verschuur), Carlo van Dam (Racing for Belgium), Maxime Martin (Boutsen Energy Racing) and Ralph Meichtry (Race Performance) were also in fine form.
Three minutes from the end, Wim Beelem (Equipe Verschuur) went into a spin, but he did not hinder the other drivers and the session was able to continue uninterrupted.
With just a minute remaining, Walfisch ensured that he kept his lead with a lap timed at 1'45''078. He was followed by Carlo van Dam, Maxime Martin, Michaël Rossi (Racing for Belgium), Dimitri Enjalbert, Matthieu Lahaye (Tech 1 Racing), Greg Franchi, Mike Verschuur (Equipe Verschuur), Pedro Petiz (Tech 1 Racing) and Ralph Meichtry.
The standings changed very little at the beginning of the second session. Petiz managed to take ninth place from Verschuur. Six minutes from the end, Walfisch stopped off at the pits before setting off for one last run.
At last, the times came thick and fast. Enjalbert was the first to fire, clocking the third-best time of the day. Petiz also improved to take sixth position from his friend and teammate Lahaye. Ludovic Badey (TDS), meanwhile, climbed into the top ten. The man from Lyons continued to push and sneaked in between Van Dam and Enjalbert with less than two minutes remaining!
Walfisch and Van Dam took their leave before the chequered flag. Maxime Martin, meanwhile, improved on his best time at his final attempt, but remained in fifth place behind Walfisch, Van Dam, Badey and Enjalbert. Rossi, Petiz, Lahaye, Franchi and Verschuur complete the top 10 on the grid for race 1.
For race 2, things will be noticeably different. Walfisch will again start from pole position, but he will be joined on the front row by Dimitri Enjalbert, with Van Dam, Petiz, Martin, Badey, Rossi, Lahaye, Franchi and Verschuur behind them.
POS NUMBER DRIVER TEAM LAP TIME GAP_FIRST KPH LAPS
1 17 Fabrice WALFISCH Team Lompech Sport 6 1:45.078 - 151.1 9
2 23 Carlo VAN DAM Racing For Belgium 6 1:45.157 +0.079 151.0 10
An impressive line-up of French drivers will be looking to give Portuguese ace Pedro Petiz (Tech 1 Racing) and Swiss star Ralph Meichtry (Race Performance) a run for their money in next weekend's French round of the Eurocup Mégane Trophy. Can Dimitri Enjalbert, Matthieu Lahaye (Tech 1 Racing), Fabrice Walfisch (Team Lompech Sport), Michaël weiter >>
Eurocup Mégane Trophy / 4. Donington (GB)
Après une première partie de saison marquée par trois meetings seulement, l'Eurocup Mégane Trophy a fait sa rentrée ce week-end sur le tracé de Donington, où Maxime Martin et l'ensemble du Boutsen Energy Racing avaient hâte d'en découdre, histoire de démon weiter >>
A combination of his own faultless performance and the risky strategy employed by Maxime Martin and Fabrice Walfisch enabled Ralph Meichtry (Race Performance) to notch up his second race win of the season at Donington today. Dimitri Enjalbert (Tech 1 Racing) also found his way back onto the podium, while, with his eighth top-three finish in as many races, Pedro Petiz (Tech 1 Raci weiter >>
- Donington Race 1
Having spent most of the race way out in front, Fabrice Walfisch was forced to abandon his hopes of victory when he ran out of fuel on the last lap. Maxime Martin and Ludovic Badey, both hindered by the same problem, were unable to take advantage, and so it was Matthieu Lahaye who came out on top, with teammate Pedro Petiz completing a double for weiter >>
By his own admission, Fabrice Walfisch (Team Lompech Sport) has had difficulty driving on new tyres all season. With this in mind, the Frenchman decided to put in as many laps as he could in today's qualifying sessions. He was rewarded with his first two pole positions in the Eurocup Mégane Trophy. Maxime Martin (Boutsen Energy Racing) will join him on the front row in both races weiter >>
Eurocup Mégane Trophy & 207 Spider Cup
Après une saison en Mini Challenge et une autre en Formula Renault 1.6 qui lui ont permis de se faire un… prénom sur la scène belge, Maxime Martin, 21 ans, fils de Jean-Michel, a pris le taureau par les cornes en cette année sport weiter >>
MEGANE TROPHY- Donington Presentation
An ever-present on the podium since the start of the season, Pedro Petiz (Tech 1 Racing) has it all speed, consistency and a cool head. Already clear at the top of the overall standings, he should be able to hold off his team-mate Dimitri Enjalbert. For the other teams, the Donington round will offer one of the last chances to weiter >>
World Series by Renault 2007 / Eurocup Mégane Trophy / Budapest
Après une première expérience peu fructueuse à Zolder, notamment due à un règlement pas du tout adapté aux équipages de deux pilotes, Greg Franchi s’est replongé ce week-end dans le bain de l’Eurocup Mégane Trophy. Engagé weiter >>
Renault Mégane Trophy Eurocup 14/07/07 - Hungaroring Race 1
French driver Michaël Rossi (Racing for Belgium) converted his pole position into a race win, the first of his racing career! Second-placed Fabrice Walfisch (Team Lompech Sport) finished on the podium for the first time in Eurocup Mégane Trophy. With his fifth podium finish in as many races, Pedro Petiz ( weiter >>
14/07/07 - Hungaroring Qualifying
Never mind Valentino Rossi, here comes Michaël! After taking pole position for both Eurocup Mégane Trophy races at the Hungaroring, Michaël Rossi has laid down the gauntlet to his rivals! Racing for Belgium's took a clean sweep, as Carlo van Dam will join Rossi on the front row in this afternoon's first race. Ludovic Badey (TDS) p weiter >>
13/07/07 - Hungaroring Collective testing
After struggling so far this season, Ludovic Badey (TDS) returned to form by clocking the best time in today's collective testing at the Hungaroring. The Frenchman finished ahead of the Dutch pair of Mike Verschuur (Equipe Verschuur) and Carlo van Dam (Racing for Belgium), who were also both happy to back among the leading weiter >>
RENAULT MEGANE TROPHY
N° Team (Home country) Drivers (Nation - Citizenship) Junior
1 Tech 1 Racing (FRA) Matthieu LAHAYE (FRA) J
5 Equipe Verschuur (NED) Mike VERSCHUUR (NED) J
6 Equipe Verschuur (NED) Wim BEELEN (NED)
7 Equipe Verschuur (NED) Bernhard TEN BRINKE (NED)
8 Race Performance (SUI) Ralph MEICHTRY (SUI) weiter >>
So far this season, first at Zolder and then at the Nürburgring, Pedro Petiz and Dimitri Enjalbert have picked up race wins or podium finishes at every opportunity. Going into the third meeting of the season, the two Tech 1 Racing Juniors already have twice as many points as their nearest challenger, Ralph Meichtry (Race Performance). weiter >>
Having led the race from the opening bend to the penultimate lap, Maxime Martin (Boutsen Energy Racing) finally had to settle for second place behind an imposing Pedro Petiz (Tech 1 Racing). Starting from pole, Dimitri Enjalbert also put in a good performance to make the French team's success complete. This final race brings the Nürburgring meeting, which attracted 110,000 specta weiter >>
By taking a clean sweep of the podium places for race one of the Mégane Trophy, the Tech 1 Racing team has confirmed it is well in control of the Eurocup. Dimitri Enjalbert takes his first win of the season ahead of Matthieu Lahaye and Pedro Petiz.
The intrigue got underway early on as Michaël Rossi (Racing for Belgium) remained immobile on the grid, unable to start the weiter >>
After dominating collective testing, Dimitri Enjalbert (Tech 1 Racing) has gone on to prove his potential in qualifying: the Junior driver will now start from pole position in both races. He will line up on the front row for both races alongside Maxime Martin (Boutsen Energy Racing), who has also shown he is on form at the Nürburgring. Further back, Lahaye, Petiz and Meichtry wil weiter >>
By taking the best time in both collective testing sessions, almost a second ahead of Maxime Martin (Boutsen Energy Racing), Dimitri Enjalbert (Tech 1 Racing) has given his rivals plenty to worry about. But some of his fellow title contenders will undoubtedly come back strongly tomorrow
After a brilliant start at Zolder, where he earned two top-three finishes, Dimitri En weiter >>
Tech 1 Racing almost completed a clean sweep in Zolder, managing to collect enough points to end the weekend with the top two spots in the three championships (Drivers, Juniors and Teams)! The French team has cast a shadow over its rivals for the time being, but it is by no means certain that they will produce a repeat performance in Nürburgring. As Ralph Meichtry (Race Performan weiter >>
In a fitting finale to the opening meeting of the World Series by Renault, which has been attended by 98,000 motorsport enthusiasts, the Eurocup Mégane Trophy drivers put on a breathtaking show. Thanks to his astute strategy, Ralph Meichtry (Race Performance) was able to claim his first race win ahead of Dimitri Enjalbert and Pedro Petiz (Tech 1 Racing).
There were two r weiter >>
Having made a good start to the World Series last week in Monza, it looks like the Tech 1 Racing team are determined to do the same in the Eurocup Mégane Trophy. Pedro Petiz, Dimitri Enjalbert and Matthieu Lahaye clocked the day's best times. The only blot on the landscape came when Lahaye crashed out quite violently at the end of the first session. In fifth place, Leinders and D weiter >>
Pedro Petiz and Dimitri Enjalbert will be in pole position for the Eurocup Mégane Trophy races at Zolder. The Tech 1 Racing junior drivers showed that their excellent performances in collective testing were no fluke as they dominated qualifying. Only Mike Verschuur (Equipe Verschuur) was able to counter Tech 1's dominance, winning a spot on the front row for the second race. weiter >>
Renault MEGANE TROPHY ZOLDER
Pedro Petiz and Dimitri Enjalbert pulled off a double for the Tech 1 Racing team in the opening race of the Eurocup Mégane Trophy 2007. Bernhard Ten Brinke (Equipe Verschuur) showed further evidence of his progress with his first podium finish in the category. This endurance' race, cut a few minutes short after Grégory Franchi crashed o weiter >>
EUROCUP MEGANE TROPHY
Despite the huge contingent of French drivers, the Belgians are highly determined to hold their own. The driver pairings of François Duval/Bas Leinders, Vincent Vosse/Grégory Franchi, Renaud Kuppens/Geoffroy Horion, and Maxime Martin/Maxime Soulet are all extremely determined to hear the Belgian national anthem ring out on the podium!
The Eurocup Mégane Trophy teams met for two more days of collective testing at the Barcelona circuit. Ralph Meichtry (Race Performance) was in command during this first day of testing while today's fastest lap was registered by Carlo Van Dam (Racing for Belgium).
«Our team will be similar to 2005, similar to when we won the first Eurocup Megane Trophy championship with J weiter >>
Megane Trophy drivers back in action
This year's Eurocup Mégane Trophy competitors met for two days of collective testing at the Paul Ricard HTTT circuit on Thursday and Friday. In his return to motor racing, Ludovic Badey (TDS) recorded the best time.
After five long months of hibernation, the Megane Trophy cars had their first outing since the end of the weiter >>
Eurocup Mégane Trophy
A total of ten teams and 22 cars have now confirmed that they will take part in the 2007 Eurocup Mégane Trophy.
The Organizing Committee, made up of Philippe Talou-Derible (VP Sales and Marketing, Renault Sport), François Sicard (Circuit Racing Manager, Renault Sport), Jaime Alguersuari (President, RPM Racing) and Jordi Castells (Moto weiter >>
Barcelona Race 2 Renault Megane Trophy
Jaap van Lagen celebrated his Eurocup Mégane Trophy title in style by taking his fourth victory of the season ahead of Matthieu Lahaye (Tech 1 Racing) and César Campaniço (Racing for Belgium). The podium for weiter >>
Barcelona Race 1:
Jaap Van Lagen (Equipe Verschuur) has taken his third victory of the season in Barcelona. This means the Dutchman succeeds Jan Heylen as the holder of the Eurocup Mégane Trophy title. A second place for Matthieu Lahaye earns Tech 1 Racing the Team title. César Campaniço took t weiter >>
Determined to take the title in style, Jaap Van Lagen (Equipe Verschuur) has secured both pole positions in the Eurocup Mégane Trophy. He will be joined on the front row by Matthieu Lahaye (Tech 1 Racing) in both races. Further back, Frédéric Gabillon (Team Lompech Sport), Jean-Philippe Dayraut (Epsilon Euskadi) and César Campaniço (Racing for Belgium) will be looking have their weiter >>
Although there are still four drivers in with a chance of winning the Eurocup Mégane Trophy, Jaap Van Lagen (Equipe Verschuur) is the only one who can afford to play it safe. Matthieu Lahaye (Tech 1 Racing), Jean-Philippe Dayraut (Epsilon Euskadi) and César Campaniço (Racing for Belgium) have little choice: they will have to come out all guns blazing if they are to catch the Dutc weiter >>
The Eurocup Mégane Trophy will take a step closer to the world of Endurance racing in 2007 with longer races and the possibility of entering two-driver teams.
Redesigned racing format
A single car may be used by one or two drivers, who will score the same number of points. To be included in the Junior standings, both drivers in a two-driver team mus weiter >>
The 150,000 spectators present at the French round of the World Series by Renault had been waiting all weekend to hear the Marseillaise ring out on the podium. Jean-Philippe Dayraut (Epsilon-Euskadi) gave them just what they wanted as he recorded the weekend's first French win. The podium was completed by two other French drivers, team-mates at Tech 1 Racing: Matthieu Lahaye and weiter >>
Portuguese driver Pedro Petiz (Iris Racing) collected his first Eurocup Mégane Trophy win by opting for slick tyres, despite the fact it was raining on the start grid! Second-placed Jean-Philippe Dayraut (Epsilon-Euskadi) finished on the podium for the fourth time this season. Like Petiz, Ralph Meichtry (Race Performance) made the most of an astute choice of tyres to claim the th weiter >>
Jean-Philippe Dayraut (Epsilon-Euskadi) claimed his first pole position in the Eurocup Mégane Trophy. He will start on the front row in both races alongside Bruce Lorgeré-Roux (Tech 1 Racing). But for race two, the two men will swap places, after Bruce recorded the second best time of the session.
Clear skies greeted the Mégane Trophies as they took to the track for the weiter >>
The three Eurocup Mégane Trophy collective test sessions saw a variety of track conditions today: wet this morning, dry at the beginning of the afternoon and drenched by the end of the day. Overall, Bruce Lorgeré-Roux (Tech 1 Racing) put in the fastest lap time.
Much of the track was still wet this morning when the Mégane Trophies took to the track. Under these wet condi weiter >>
Having won three of the last four races, Matthieu Lahaye (Tech 1 Racing) is the man in form as we approach the end of the season. Not content to totally dominate the Junior standings, the Rennes-based driver is now also hot on the heels of Jaap Van Lagen (Equipe Verschuur) in the race for the overall title. Can Matthieu bask himself in glory on home soil?
At just 21 year weiter >>
Matthieu Lahaye (Tech 1 Racing) took his second victory of the weekend after a thrilling duel with Jaap Van Lagen (Equipe Verschuur). Without a doubt, the Eurocup is going to go one of these two talented drivers! Franck Mailleux (TDS) will be satisfied to conclude his first weekend in the Eurocup Mégane Trophy with a podium finish. In total, more than 90,000 fans attended the UK weiter >>
The Tech 1 Racing team has secured its first one-two of the season with Matthieu Lahaye and Bruce Lorgeré-Roux. The two Junior drivers were joined on the podium by Jaap Van Lagen. And, after race one in Donington, the overall standings are tighter than ever!
Several drivers were penalized as a result of incidents in qualifying: Pedro Petiz (Iris Racing) and Bruce Lorgeré weiter >>
After starting from the front of the grid at the Nürburgring, Matthieu Lahaye (Tech 1 Racing) has made it onto pole again at Donington Park. By setting the second fastest time overall, the Junior driver will also start from pole position in race two. Jaap Van Lagen (Equipe Verschuur) and Jean-Philippe Dayraut (Epsilon Euskadi) will be the ones lining up alongside him.
Th weiter >>
While Jaap Van Lagen (Equipe Verschuur) set the best times in the opening two collective testing sessions, it was Matthieu Lahaye (Tech 1 Racing) who fought his way back in the third round. But when the three sessions were over, it was nevertheless the Eurocup leader who came out on top with the fastest time overall. The two men seem to be shaping up for another duel similar to t weiter >>
Jaap Van Lagen (Equipe Verschuur) remains the only driver to have finished in the points at every race this season. He therefore heads for Donington with a lead which, without being comfortable, means that he remains in control ahead of the chasing pack led by César Campaniço (Racing for Belgium), Jean-Philippe Dayraut (Epsilon Euskadi) and Matthieu Lahaye (Tech 1 Racing).
After being given a 25-second penalty for cutting across a chicane, César Campaniço (Racing for Belgium) lost victory in the second Eurocup Mégane Trophy race at the Nürburgring. The Stewards have since cancelled this penalty, thus handing victory back to the Portuguese driver.
At the request of César Campaniço, the Stewards analyzed timing data and concluded that no adv weiter >>
After Matthieu Lahaye's triumph in yesterday's race, today it was the turn of Bruce Lorgeré-Roux to do his Tech 1 Racing team proud by winning race two. The French team claimed a one-two, as Lahaye finished second. With yet another podium finish, Jaap Van Lagen (Equipe Verschuur) stretches his lead at the top of the Eurocup Mégane Trophy standings.
Matthieu Lahaye mistim weiter >>
Having claimed his first pole positions in qualifying this morning, Matthieu Lahaye (Tech 1 Racing) went on to win his first Eurocup Mégane Trophy race this afternoon. Jaap Van Lagen (Equipe Verschuur) finished second, and moves to the top of the overall standings. Bruce Lorgeré-Roux completed a great result for Tech 1 Racing, taking third spot on the podium.
The two Tec weiter >>
Young Matthieu Lahaye (Tech 1 Racing) collected his first two pole positions of the season at the end of tricky session held on drying track. The Junior driver will be joined on the front row by team-mate Bruce Lorgeré-Roux in race one. Jaap Van Lagen (Equipe Verschuur) will be alongside him at the start of tomorrow's race.
Dense fog shrouded the Nürburgring circuit firs weiter >>