N-EU 2.0: Team Motopark Oschersleben preview

Team Motopark Oschersleben favorite in their home Arena OSCHERLSLEBEN - The fight for the championship in the Northern European Cup Formula Renault 2.0 is being continued in Oschersleben for the second time this season (30 June until 2 July)....

Team Motopark Oschersleben favorite in their home Arena

OSCHERLSLEBEN - The fight for the championship in the Northern European Cup Formula Renault 2.0 is being continued in Oschersleben for the second time this season (30 June until 2 July). The races will take place in the pre- race program of the FIA GT Championship. The 3700m long race track of Oschersleben is located in the former East Germany, close to Magdeburg. A track on which home favorite Filipe Albuquerque (POR/Motopark Academy) and Chris van der Drift (NZL/JD Motorsport) manifested their claim for the title with one victory each. After Chris van der Drift's victories in Zandvoort (3-5 June) and the constantly good results of Albuquerque, it is questionable whether the rest of the field can close the gap between it and the leading duo.

After 8 races, the fight for the championship is a close call. Van der Drift leads the field with 167 points. The New-Zealander enjoys his first year in the Formula Renault 2.0 with JD Motorsport and has already won 4 races in this new championship. The Portuguese Albuquerque has 150 points currently and can feel the proverbial breath of Xavier Maassen (NED/JD Motorsport) in his neck. The Dutchman has 145 points at this point in time. Atte Mustonen (FIN/Koiranen Bros.) ranks fourth with 109 points, closely followed by Mervyn Kool (NED/AR Motorsport). John Edwards (USA/Motopark Arena) and Sebastien Buemi (SUI/Motopark Academy) place sixth and seventh respectively and certainly belong to the favorites for a high placement in the coming races.

Current standings NEC Formule Renault 2.0 after 8 of 16 races:
1. Chris van der Drift (NZL) 167 points, 2. Filipe Albuquerque (POR) 150 points, 3. Xavier Maassen (NED) 145 points, Atte Mustonen (FIN) 109 points, 5. Mervyn Kool (NED) 108 points, 6. John Edwards (USA) 100 points, 7. Sebastien Buemi (SUI) 90 points, 8. Helmert-Jan van der Slik (NED), 79 punten, 9. Johnny Cecotto (VEN) 78 punten, 10. Sergey Afanasiev (RUS) 76 points, 11. Duarte Felix da Costa (POR) 76 points, 12. Brendon Hartley (NZL) 70 points, 13. Frédéric Vervisch (BEL) 64 points, 14. Patrick Kreuter (GER) 57 points.

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Series Formula Renault
Drivers Johnny Cecotto , Xavier Maassen , Sébastien Buemi , Chris van der Drift , Brendon Hartley , Filipe Albuquerque , Frederic Vervisch , Mervyn Kool , John Edwards , Atte Mustonen