Arden Motorsport are aiming to take another step towards the front when the Formula Renault Eurocup resumes at Nurburgring, Germany, this weekend [30th August – 1stSeptember].
Fresh from a positive summer break and their first silverware of the campaign last time out at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, the Banbury-based squad arrive in the Eifel Mountains keen for a repeat of past successes on the 3.19-mile GP Strecke.
A season-best result of sixth for Patrik Pasma will give the Flying Finn encouragement ahead of the double-header; likewise for Frank Bird, who believes the double-header in Germany will prove to be another positive marker against the competition.
The team are also buoyed this weekend with the addition of former Arden British F4 racer Alex Quinn, the 18-year old making his debut in Formula Renault in place of Sebastian Fernandez.
The weekend’s action kicks off with a pair of test sessions on Friday, ahead of qualifying and the opening race at 07:45 and 12:10 (BST) respectively on Saturday.
That format repeats itself the following day, with qualifying again at 07:45 and the final race of the weekend at 15:00. As always, the action can be viewed free from Renault Sport Racing’s Facebook page or YouTube channel.
Ben Salter, Arden Formula Renault Team Manager:
“I’m feeling very positive heading into this weekend at the Nurburgring. It’s one of my favourite circuits personally, and it’s always been a good hunting ground for Arden Motorsport in the past.
“Everyone has been hard at work across the summer break to build on our podium last time out in Spa. I’m confident Patrik and Frank will keep making strides toward the front this weekend, and once Alex gets up to speed, I’ve no doubt he’ll make his mark too.”
Patrik Pasma (#31) said:
“After another positive step forward last time out at Spa, I’m really looking forward to getting back to racing after the summer break, starting this weekend at the Nurburgring.
“Everybody in the team is working incredibly hard at the moment to get us all up at the front of the field. Nurburgring is a fantastic circuit, and it should be another good weekend.”
Frank Bird (#32) said:
“I’m looking forward to Nurburgring next weekend, the team at Arden Motorsport have been making some really good steps with the car and we’re definitely catching the top teams up.
“Hopefully it’s another weekend in the right direction for us.”
Alex Quinn (#33) said:
“I am more than excited to jump into the Formula Renault and get started. After being out of the seat for a while now, I can’t thank everybody at Arden Motorsport enough for trusting me.
“It’ll be a steep learning curve for sure, but now I need to go out and do the business on track, starting this weekend at the Nurburgring.”