EU Megane: Racing for Belgium Nurburgring summary

Mégane Trophy: Nürburgring QF and race 1 The qualifications and the first race on the German Nürburgring were a succes for Racing for Belgium. Saturday morning, Campaniço was fourth in the qualifications, Freitas finished thirteenth ...

Mégane Trophy: Nürburgring QF and race 1

The qualifications and the first race on the German Nürburgring were a succes for Racing for Belgium. Saturday morning, Campaniço was fourth in the qualifications, Freitas finished thirteenth and Tielemans recorded the nineteenth time. The Eiffel-wheather always guarantees surprises on the Nürburgring, as the first qualifiers were treated on rain. Those who left the pitlane in the last minutes, enjoyed the summer sun.

Matthieu Lahaye could make the most of his pole position and won the first race, before Jaap Van Lagen (Equipe Verschuur) and the other Tech1-racer, Bruce Lorgere-Roux. César Campaniço finished as fourth. Olivier Tielemans made an enormous comeback, while starting as 19th on the grid, he crossed the finish line as 8th.

Tielemans seems to be feeling good at Racing for Belgium, in his first race he immediately reached the podium as third junior. Miguel Freitas, the other junior at Racing for Belgium, was 9th. With three pilots in the top-10, Racing for Belgium can be very satisfied after the first race and can dream of a podium place in the second race.

Mégane Trophy: Nürburgring race 2

César Campaniço won the second race on the Nürburgring. In a thrilling race, a group of four pilotes immediately took the lead: Lahaye and Lorgere-Roux of Tech1, Van Lagen (Equipe Verschuur) and Campaniço. César took the lead in the third round, but lost it to Van Lagen after making a little mistake. In the sixth round, Lahaye and Lorgere-Roux attacked Van Lagen, forcing the dutchman in the grass. Campaniço took the lead again and defended his first position till the finish. César won his second race in 2006, in the championship the Racing for Belgium-Portuguese moves to the second place, only 9 points behind overall leader Van Lagen.

The other Portuguese at Racing for Belgium, Miguel Freitas, had a hard time on the Nürburgring. Miguel was heading towards a fifth place, but was hit by Kirkpatrick. Freitas made a spin, got back on the track and finished 13th. Olivier Tielemans used an old set of tires, but still he finished 17th.

This Mégane Trophy can not get more exciting. While there are only three meetings left, still four or five pilots can claim the victory in this championship.

-credit: racing for belgium

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Series Formula Renault
Drivers Cesar Campanico , Miguel Freitas , Olivier Tielemans , Bruce Lorgere-Roux , Matthieu Lahaye