Arden Motorsport return to action in the Formula Renault Eurocup this weekend [26-27 September] at Circuit Zandvoort.
The Banbury-based team travel out to the Netherlands buoyed by a positive set of results last time out at Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours, with both Alex Quinn and Ugo de Wilde an ever-present at the sharp end of the field.
Their reward was another solid haul of points to boost theirs and the team’s championship efforts, whilst Reshad De Gerus continued to progress, the Reunionese driver bouncing back from a tough qualifying to show superb race craft and move up the order in the opener, before an unlucky retirement ended his weekend early.
The next challenge for Arden’s trio – of which Quinn remains a part - is the 2.6-mile Circuit Zandvoort, characterized by fast, sweeping corners and soon-to-be home of the Formula 1 Dutch Grand Prix from 2021 onwards.
A return to the podium will undoubtedly be the aim as the team looks to continue making progress up the standings in the second half of the season.
After two days of testing, the competitive action kicks off at 10:35 (BST) on Saturday morning with qualifying, ahead of the opening race that afternoon at 16:00.
The format repeats itself on Sunday, with the second qualifying session at 09:05 setting the grid for the finale at 13:15. As usual, both races will be live-streamed on Renault Sport Series’ channels and YouTube.
Ben Salter, Arden Formula Renault Team Manager said:
“After a tough couple of weekends, the entire Formula Renault team is looking forward to bouncing back this weekend at Circuit Zandvoort.
“Magny-Cours was another step in the right direction, with a good points haul for both Alex and Ugo, and despite a few tough circumstances, Reshad acquitted himself well and continued to develop and improve.
“We certainly haven’t stopped putting in the hard work back at base, and the team trackside will do a fantastic job as always, we just need everything to click into place a little bit more and we’ll be up at the sharp end – where we should be.”
Alex Quinn (#20) said:
“I’m really glad to be back in the car again for Zandvoort, and I’m ready to go! The last couple of races haven’t gone our way, so now it’s time to get our heads down and keep working to put things right!”
Reshad De Gerus (#21) said:
“I’m really looking forward to discovering the circuit of Zandvoort with its very fast corners – and, of course, the famous banking!
“There’s a chance we’ll have difficult weather conditions, but that only makes for a more animated race, so let’s see what we can do!”
Ugo de Wilde (#27) said:
“It’s a fourth race week in a row for me as we are going to Zandvoort this weekend. Let’s try to make another step forward as we did in Magny-Cours, and also for myself to keep improving as a driver as always.
“I can’t wait to explore the track, which looks amazing on the sim and which will be even crazier with the new banking!”