Aragon: Draco Racing preview

The Draco Team Champion 2009 WSR 3.5 ready to the start of season 2010 at Alcaniz About six months ago, the Champion Team 2009 of World Series Renault 3.5 celebrated its driver, Bertrand Baguette, on the highest position of the podium in the ...

The Draco Team Champion 2009 WSR 3.5 ready to the start of season 2010 at Alcaniz

About six months ago, the Champion Team 2009 of World Series Renault 3.5 celebrated its driver, Bertrand Baguette, on the highest position of the podium in the circuit of Motorland, in Alcaniz.

In the same circuit, Draco Team is ready for another exciting challenge with two new drivers for the season 2010: Nathanael Berthon and Omar Julian Leal. After the winter collective tests, the anticipations are certainly very positive for the two young drivers: Berthon, rookie in World Series, has literally amazed the circus with excellent times in each test, gaining always the position among the top drivers; Leal, at his second year in the championship, has already improved a lot his performances, ensuring a good season.

The Championship is going to start with 11 teams in the start grid this week-end at the Motorland Aragon in Spain. The race format has been in part revised: each race will be preceded by a qualifying session according to get the two races independents.

Moreover, on Saturday each car will able to keep a set up "light" referring to the aerodynamic configuration, using a smaller rear wing, with limited deflection angles fixed by the regulations. In Race 2, in which the pit stop will be obligatory with at least one tires-change, the teams instead will able to choose the set up. In this way, the drivers will have to change their driving in the two days of race.

Berthon and Leal will be on track on Friday for the two sessions of free practices that precede the qualifying and the race on Saturday.

Even in this year the media support for the Championship will be important with the "Live" for each race on Eurosport and Eurosport 2, the biggest canal network of sport on European satellite available in 54 countries e 18 different languages. For the G.P. of Alcaniz that inaugurates the season the appointments in TV will be the following :

Saturday 17 April :
08:30 EUROSPORT: World Series by Renault - Season preview (30min)
13:45 EUROSPORT: World Series by Renault - Race 1 Live (75min)

Sunday 18 April :
14:00 EUROSPORT 2: World Series by Renault - Race 2 Live ( 60min)
23:00 EUROSPORT: World Series by Renault - RACE 2 deferred (30min)

Nathanel Berthon:
"I'm happy to get part of World Series 3.5 2010, because in my opinion it is an excellent launch pad, and also because I've the possibility to be in Draco team, 2009 champion, that certainly it will help me so much for the future."

Omar Julian Leal:
"I am very motivated for this season. The team supports me 100% I am very well with all the Draco staff and I will do everything to repay the trust that Adriano and Nadia Morini have placed in me. I also feel the need to thank my father and my family for their support and my sponsors for this new opportunity.."

-source: draco racing

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Series Formula V8 3.5
Drivers Bertrand Baguette , Nathanael Berthon , Julian Leal