Arden Motorsport head to the world-famous Nurburgring this weekend [05-06 September] keen to continue their recent momentum in the Formula Renault Eurocup.
The Banbury-based team brought home a podium finish apiece from the opening two events of Europe’s premier single-seater series in 2020 at Monza and Imola, Alex Quinn the recipient on both occasions.
Quinn will continue in the team’s line-up for the next two events, first at Nurburgring and then to Magny-Cours, France, the following weekend, as COVID-19 restrictions continue to prevent Jackson Walls from competing.
Both Ugo de Wilde and Reshad De Gerus have made steady progress across the first four races of the 2020 campaign, and after plenty of hard work since the last round at Imola, the pair will be aiming to get back among the points this time out.
If past successes are anything to go by, the Nurburgring should be a happy hunting ground; the team took two podium finishes and a brace of Rookie wins in the Eifel Mountains in 2019, with the focus on a repeat performance.
That could go a long way to boosting Arden’s Teams Championship bid; they sit a solid fourth at the moment, but only 15 markers behind both R-ace GP and MP Motorsport ahead in second and third respectively.
After private testing on Thursday, the weekend officially begins with two collective tests on Friday, scheduled to start at 08:55 and 12:15 (both BST).
Qualifying then takes center stage on Friday afternoon (15:25) and Saturday morning (09:40), before two races – Saturday at 14:35 and Sunday at 09:25.
All the action will be broadcast, as usual, across the Renault Sport Series YouTube channel and social media platforms.
Ben Salter, Arden Formula Renault Team Manager said:
“Everybody at Arden Motorsport is really looking forward to this weekend’s Formula Renault Eurocup event at the Nurburgring.
“We had a strong set of results out there last year, so the focus is very much on repeating that form, and building on it further; I think we’ve got some good momentum after the opening two rounds, so the aim is to carry that forward.
“It’s also great to be able to welcome Alex back again for the next two events; on the other hand, it’s also a shame to have to put off working with Jackson again, but as things improve the situation should get easier.
“Everyone’s been working hard back at base over the last few weeks – not least Ugo and Reshad - now the objective is to go out and get the results to match.”
Alex Quinn (#20) said:
“I’m really pleased to be back with the Formula Renault team for the next two rounds. After a positive start to the year, it felt wrong to be out of the championship, so I feel very fortunate and I’m very grateful to Arden for getting me back out there.
“It’s even more exciting knowing we’re heading first to the Nurburgring. It’s definitely my favourite track of the year, and I’m hopeful we can build on last year’s results.”
Reshad De Gerus (#21) said:
“I’m very happy to race for the first time at this Nürburgring circuit.
“I worked a lot on the sim and last year the team was very competitive here, so everything is there to start this weekend on good basis. I’m confident and we’ll work hard to be at the top!”
Ugo de Wilde (#27) said:
“I’m really looking forward for Nurburgring!
“As we saw in Imola, it’s really close between all the drivers at the front, a few tenths can completely change your weekend.
“Every detail counts so I’ve been working a lot on the sim and with my engineer in order to be as ready as possible.
“Also the team was really competitive there last year so I think all the ingredients are there for us to have a really good weekend. I’m feeling positive and confident so let’s see what we can do!”