Oscar Piastri ready to race on “favourite track” in Formula Renault Eurocup

Oscar Piastri ready to race on “favourite track” in Formula Renault Eurocup

18.07.2019: After a nine-week break in the Formula Renault Eurocup calendar, Australian racer Oscar Piastri is ready to return to action in the series. With two wins and a second place to his name so far this season, the 18-year old is aiming to add to his ta

After a nine-week break in the Formula Renault Eurocup calendar, Australian racer Oscar Piastri is ready to return to action in the series.

With two wins and a second place to his name so far this season, the 18-year old is aiming to add to his tally at Spa-Francorchamps, where he took his maiden series podium last year.

Currently third in the championship standings - just nine points off the lead - the Melbourne-native is keen to compete on the 7.004km circuit, which has a challenging mix of fast straights, high-speed corners, and tight overtaking zones.

Racing alongside the 24 Hours of Spa, Oscar will have a slightly different schedule to contend with this time out. He’ll first be on track in his R-ace GP machine on Wednesday afternoon for Collective Test 1, with the second session and qualifying a day later.

The second qualifying period takes place on Friday morning, ahead of race one, with race two on Saturday morning. Live coverage of both contests will be available, with links shared on Oscar’s official social media accounts before each session.

Oscar Piastri

“Spa is my favourite track on the calendar so I’m looking forward to going back there. I got my first podium in the Formula Renault Eurocup at the circuit, so I’m looking for more good results this time.

“It’s a historic place and the weather can be pretty changeable too. It can be dry for one half of the lap and wet for the other, so that’s always a challenge. You’ve got Eau Rouge, which is pretty easy in these cars, but going up that hill is still pretty special.

“The first lap of the race is pretty hectic as slipstreams play a massive part. After the first corner we go through Eau Rouge and there’s then a long straight before Les Combes at the end, which is a big overtaking spot.

“One of the drivers’ favourite corners is Pouhon as it’s pretty fast, but to be honest all of the lap is fantastic which is why we love going there.”



 Torque Motorsport- photos Dutch Photo Agency


18.07.2019 / MaP

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