Le Mans: Eric Janis preview

Janis hopes to follow Barcelona trend at Le Mans Erik Janis is heading to the penultimate event of the F3 Euro Series season at Le Mans encouraged after good results in the last round at Barcelona. He hopes to at least repeat his position from...

Janis hopes to follow Barcelona trend at Le Mans

Erik Janis is heading to the penultimate event of the F3 Euro Series season at Le Mans encouraged after good results in the last round at Barcelona. He hopes to at least repeat his position from the Catalan track where he scored points in both races and also regained the lead in the rookie standings. His aim is at minimum to keep first position in the rookies at le Mans when the series will use the shorter Bugatti track.

The Mucke Motorsport believes that that he can get a good overall result as well. He is happy that there will be, like at Barcelona, two test on Thursday. He knows Le Mans (www.lemans.org) from Seat Supercopa series race two years ago but the a single-seater needs different style than a touring car.

The Mercedes Benz Junior driver celebrated his 21st birthday in the break between Spanish and French events and also met former F1 start Rene Arnoux and current F1 Force India driver Vitantonio Liuzzi. The meeting happed during the Czech round of the F1 in schools project in Brno on Monday.

Erik Janis: "I am curious to go to Le Mans. It is one of few this year's track which I know from the past - I raced there Seat Leon Supercopa two years ago - and I also hope to confirm my improvement in the qualifying. It is great that there are two test on Thursday before the official weekend begins. It will help to learn about every important aspect before qualifying and races. My focus is to keep the lead in the rookies and, of course, I would like to get also a good overall result. Before I flew to Le Mans I did a promo tour for the F1 in school project where I met former Grand Prix driver Rene Arnoux and current Force India driver Vitantonio Liuzzi in Brno. It was nice to meet both drivers and fans as well."

Peter Mucke, Team Principal: "Erik showed qualifying improvement in the last event, which is important. It was foundation for two point scoring finishes in both races. I hope he will confirm this trend also at Le Mans. If he succeeds in the qualifying he will have good chance to score points again and also to keep the lead in the rookies."

-credit: erik-janis.cz

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Series F3 Europe
Drivers René Arnoux , Vitantonio Liuzzi , Erik Janis , Peter Mucke
Teams Force India , Mücke Motorsport