NEWS Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup - 2011


09.10.2011 Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup - Races 13 + 14 - Barcelona


Kaufmann Driver Robin Frijns becomes 4. and 5. in Barcelona - Mathieu Jaminet in Top Ten - Oscar Tunjo unlucky without points


Free Practice: In the free practice session once again the Kaufmann Drivers had been able to show a strong performance directly from the beginning on. After the two free practice sessions, it was Oscar Tunjo on P 9, Mathieu Jaminet on an impressive P 3 and Robin Frijns once more was the fastest man of the 38 car field and he had set the fastest overall free practice laptime.

Qualifying 1: Again, as Qualifying was split into two groups it was Robin Frijns and Mathieu Jaminet in Group A. A difficult Qualifying with many yellow flag sequences finally only allowed one flying lap to the Kaufmann Drivers. Frijns ended up on P 3 and Jaminet behind him on P 4.

Oscar Tunjo in Group B also had a difficult Qualifying. As there even was a red flag sequence, Qualifying was a real gamble. Tunjo finally had set the a laptime which had put him on P 4.

For the Race 1 the starting grid was: Frijns - P 6, Tunjo - P 7, Jaminet - P 8.

Race 1: All Kaufmann Drivers catched a good start and first kept their positions. It was Oscar Tunjo who first had contact with another driver during the race bending his front wing. The young Colombian dropped back the order because of that and stopped one lap to the end of the race. Mathieu Jaminet drove a constant race with good laptimes finishing on P 10 in the end.

Robin Frijns kept his position at the start and during the race moved up the positions. Lap by lap the young Dutch set fast laptimes und moved up to P 3 untill the final lap. Unfortunately in the last lap he couldnīt defend his position anymore and dropped back to P4 .

Qualifying 2: In the Qualifying for the race on Sunday it was first Oscar Tunjo on the track. The young Colombian didnīt had a good Qualifying ending up in the gravel trap, which was P 19 in his group.

Frijns and Jaminet went out in Group A again. Jaminet didnīt found a really fast lap and only was P 10 in his group. Robin Frijns did a good Qualfying ending up on P 3 in his group.

Overall starting positions for Race 2: Frijns - P 5, Jaminet - P 19, Tunjo - P 38.

Race 2: At the start to the race on Sunday, Oscar Tunjo directly was able to move up the positions to P 25. Then during the race, like the day before he once again damaged his front wing and was unfortunately only able to finish the race on P 29. Mathieu Jaminet as well had a hard race with some contacts. Also his car was damaged a little and the young French was not able to run a clean race. He finished on P 25.

Robin Frijns had a good start and was able to move up to P 4 in the second lap. After that the yound Dutch showed an impressive pace and was closing up the gap to the leading trio. After putting much pressure on the top runners, Frijns had to pay tribute to the fast pace he went, as his tyres couldnīt hold the speed anymore. In the final stage of the race, Frijns unfortunately had droped back one position and finished the race on P 5.

With this result, Robin Frijns was the only Driver in this yearīs Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup who finished all races in the Top 5. He scored an outstanding number of 5 victories and a total of 9 podium finishes and 1 Pole-Position.

The Team of JOSEF KAUFMANN RACING was able to win the Driver Title of the Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup Championship in his debut season with Robin Frijns. With this traditional title the Team added one more remarkable performance to its outstanding history.

Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup season 2011 in numbers:


1. Place Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup 2011 - Robin Frijns

10. Place Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup 2011 - Oscar Tunjo

16. Place Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup 2011 - Mathieu Jaminet


5 Victories

3 x 2. Place

2 x 3. Place


1 Pole Position


2. Place Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup Team Championship 2011 - Josef Kaufmann Racing

Pictures from Barcelona