NEWS Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup - 2011


18.09.2011 Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup - Races 11 + 12 - Paul Ricard HTTT


Kaufmann Driver Robin Frijns wins at Paul Ricard and takes the Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup Title one round before the end of the Championship    -    Tunjo scoring further points - Jaminet without points


Free Practice: Due to the high number of participiants, the free practice was also divided into two groups. Tunjo and Jaminet drove in Group 1, Frijns was in Group 2.

In the first free practice, Jaminet was P 2 in his group, Teammate Tunjo P 4. Robin Frijns was on P 3 in his group. In the second free practice it was Tunjo on P 3 and Jaminet on P 5 in their group and Robin Frijns on P 2 in his group.

Qualifying 1: Again, as Qualifying was split into two groups it was Robin Frijns in Group A. Frijns drove a strong Qualifying what he lead untill the final minutes. In the end he was on P 3 in hist group.

Oscar Tunjo and Mathieu Jaminet were in Group B. Tunjo drove a good Qualifying and put himself on P 3 in the group. Mathieu Jaminet didnīt show the performance from the day before and was only P 9.

For the Race 1 the starting grid was: Frijns - P 5, Tunjo - P 6, Jaminet - P 18.

Race 1: Robin Frijns and Oscar Tunjo had a good start and kept theri positions. Mathieu Jaminet was involved in many head to head overtking moves. The young French finished the race on P 16. Oscar Tunjo also was involved in many overtaking actions on the long straights at the Paul Ricard Circuit. Finally Tunjo dropped back a few positions to P 9. Robin Frijns was able to improve himself upto P 4. He was putting pressure to ge the final place on the podium, but eventhough he was driving fastest race laps he didnīt found a way to overtake and finished on P 4.

Qualifying 2: In the Qualifying for the race on Sunday it was wet track conditions. Oscar Tunjo and Mathieu Jaminet first out on track in Group B drove a good Qualifying. Tunjo was able to get along really good with the difficult conditions and went on P 3 in his group. Jaminet only was able to set the 10th fastest time.

Frijns was out after that in Group A. Frijns drove a superb Qualifying Session and drove the fastest laptime. So P 1 in his group.

Overall starting positions for Race 2: Frijns - P 2, Tunjo - P 5, Jaminet - P 18.

Race 2: The Race at Sunday afternoon was more than dramatic. At the start Frijns first kept his position. Tunjo moved up to P 4, but then, like the day before he was fighting ver hard but finally finished on P 7. Jaminet also like the day before, moved some place up the standings, but got a 10 second time penalty at the end.

Robin Frijns drove the race of the season so far. He was putting a lot of pressure on the leader Carlos Sainz and finally in the middle of the race, Sainz couldnīt handle the pressure anymore and Frijns found a way past. After having taken the lead, Frijns, like always this year, drove perfectly without the smallest mistake. He kept his position untill the finish-line and secured his 5 th Victory for this year.

With that impressive performance Frijns was able to take the Title of the Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup 2011 Championship. Due to his massive points lead, he won the Title already one round before the end of this year. What an impressive performance by both, the young Dutch Robin Frijns and his Team JOSEF KAUFMANN RACING.

Pictures from Paul Ricard