EFREN: Lopez's fantastic reault at Eurocup FRV6 in Monaco

The Argentinian driver Jose Maria Lopez took a fantastic result from his first appearence at the Monaco circuit. Lopez arrived third in the second round of the Eurocup Formula Renault V6 disputed last weekend, sharing the activity with the Formula...

The Argentinian driver Jose Maria Lopez took a fantastic result from his first appearence at the Monaco circuit. Lopez arrived third in the second round of the Eurocup Formula Renault V6 disputed last weekend, sharing the activity with the Formula One, nothing less. The winner was the Brazilian Jaime Melo Jr. (Cram), followed by the New Zealander Mathew Halliday (Rd Motorsport).

¨It`s wonderful, something that I always dreamed and now is real. Since I was a kid my dream was to race at this circuit. It`s amazing, not a regular street circuit with moments where you must accelerate, like the Tunnel. The feeling of racing with the guard-rail is indescribable. And to all this you add be with the Formula One. On wendsday Renault gave me the chance to visit the pits and it`s something impressive, be with those greats drivers. It was fantastic¨, said ¨Pechito¨.

Lopez was the fastest in the tests done at the french circuit of Paul Ricard before this competition. However he couldn`t repeat that dominium in the difficult Monaco. ¨Pechito¨, member of the Renault Driver Development, marked the sixth time during the practice on thursday, while on friday he qualified fifth with the Tatus of the Dams team.

The Argentinian did a great move in the start taking the third position, during the race despite the intention of Lopez he couldn`t keep advancing in a circuit that is to much complicate to pass another car.

¨The idea was to do an easy race and taking every situation in the track, because is hard to pass. Luckly I didn`t have problems and when I was third I went to catch the two leaders. Despite I had a good car I didn`t want a mistake because it was important be in the podium¨ declared the 2002 champion of the Italien FR.

After this second round, Lopez jumped from seventh to fifth in the championship with 46 points, that has Melo Jr. as leader with 110.

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Series Formula Renault
Drivers Jaime Melo , Jose Maria Lopez