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July 21, 2020

Arden Motorsport back in action as Formula Renault Eurocup heads to Imola

Banbury-based team head back to Italy keen to build on a strong start to the campaign.
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Formula Renault
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July 21, 2020

Arden Motorsport back in action as Formula Renault Eurocup heads to Imola

Banbury-based team head back to Italy keen to build on a strong start to the campaign.

Arden Motorsport head to Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari this weekend [25-26 July] aiming to build on a positive start to the 2020 Formula Renault Eurocup season.

The season opener at Monza a fortnight ago yielded mixed fortunes for the Banbury-based team, but the team heads to the 3-mile Italian circuit in good spirits.

Quinn’s pole position and subsequent podium finish was the highlight, the Brit jumping back into the series with minimal testing and storming to the front in Europe’s premier single-seater series.

Team mate de Wilde showed flashes of his potential with a charge through the pack to score points in the opening race, but got caught up in an accident on Sunday and was left on the sidelines.

De Gerus adapted well to the steep challenges posed, moving forward in both races, and arrives back in Italy with renewed vigour as he continues his push toward the front.

Arden will also be looking to improve on fourth in the Teams’ standings, with just a single point splitting them from ART above in third.

The track action begins with testing on Thursday, ahead of both free practice sessions on Friday (08:00 & 12:50 BST).

Qualifying takes place at 09:40 on Saturday ahead of Race 1 at 14:10, with the format repeated at 08:00 and 11:15 for Race 2 on Sunday.

As usual, live coverage is available across the Renault Sport Series Facebook and YouTube platforms.

Ben Salter, Arden Formula Renault Team Manager said:
“Everybody in the team is feeling positive heading to the second round of the season this weekend at Imola.

“Alex did extremely well to jump back in the car, claim pole position and then convert that into a podium finish with minimal testing, so we’re excited to see him continue that form.

“Likewise for Reshad and Ugo; Monza’s results definitely did not reflect their potential, and I’m confident they’ll take the lessons forward and come back out fighting this time around.

“We're all very motivated to make it another strong weekend for the whole team.”

Alex Quinn (#20) said:
“I’m really excited to get back out on track and Imola and get down to business.

“Monza was a positive start, and after our results there I’m determined to get back behind the wheel this time out and have a good weekend.”

Reshad De Gerus (#21) said:
“It’s a pleasure to move on to the second race of the season in Imola.

“After a complicated first weekend, I’m very motivated to achieve my goals and I can’t wait to get back in the car to prove what I’m capable of.”

Ugo de Wilde (#27) said:
“It’s nice that we haven’t had to wait a lot before being back on track.

“Monza was a frustrating event, so I can’t wait to be back in the car for another race weekend.

“The track looks exciting, so we’ll look to put everything together and hope to have a bit more luck this time.”

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