FR 2.0 NEC: Short journey from Spa to Assen

Sacha Fenestraz © DR

Just five days after the races at Spa-Francorchamps, the Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup teams and drivers enter the paddock at Assen for round five of the championship. The 4.555 kilometre circuit in the Netherlands is famous for its motorcycle racing. The TT Circuit is the only non-Formula 1 venue of the calendar. But with full grandstands, 80.000 spectators, and a unique programme, the event is a long-term favourite for teams and drivers.


The Gamma Racing Day offers a unique mix of motorcycles, superkarts, sports cars, classic cars, and single seaters combined in one meeting. It is a free event for spectators and a unique attraction in Europe. With both races being held at noon, the Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup is in the centre of attention.

By winning both races at Spa-Francorchamps, Lando Norris (Josef Kaufmann Racing) became the new leader in the championship. With four victories to his name, the Briton is the most successful driver so far, in terms of the numbers of wins.

Dorian Boccolacci (Tech 1 Racing) only visited the top step once this season. But the Frenchman’s consistency keeps him in second spot in the championship, eleven points behind Norris.

Max Defourny (R-ace GP) had a mixed weekend on home soil at Spa-Francorchamps. 30 points down on Norris, the Belgian is only one point ahead of Jehan Daruvala (Josef Kaufmann Racing), who follows in fourth overall.

Briton Alex Gill (Mark Burdett Motorsport) had his best weekend so far at Spa- Francorchamps and moved up into fifth in the points. With podium successes, James Allen (JD Motorsport) and Sacha Fenestraz (Tech 1 Racing) scored their best results in the Ardennes as well and try to keep the momentum for the upcoming weekend.

Drivers Championship after Race 8 : 1. #2 – Lando Norris, 157 pts; 2. #9 – Dorian Boccalacci, 146 pts ; 3. #33 – Max Defourny, 127 pts; 4. #1 – Jehan Daruvala, 126 pts ; 5. #27 – Alex Gill, 104 pts ; 6. #5 – Vasily Romanov, 97 pts ; 7. #18 – James Allen, 91 pts ; 8. #11 – Sacha Fenestraz, 89 pts ; 9. #14 – Will Palmer, 87 pts ; 10. #7 – Nikita Troitskiy, 83 pts…

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