EU 2000: Oschersleben season finale preview

Second and third still up for grabs Hail the Speed king! Having dominated all others throughout the season, Scott Speed (Motopark Oschersleben) shook off what was left of the competition at Donington and raced home to claim the Eurocup 2004 ...

Second and third still up for grabs

Hail the Speed king! Having dominated all others throughout the season, Scott Speed (Motopark Oschersleben) shook off what was left of the competition at Donington and raced home to claim the Eurocup 2004 title at Imola. But who will be joining him on the championship podium? Two races remain, with four drivers flying different flags all vying for the honours: Pagenaud, Kofler, Kochem and Fleming.

Best placed to step onto the rostrum is Simon Pagenaud (Graff Racing). But will it be second or third? His terrible crash at Imola shook him up, and put paid to any hopes of snatching the title from Speed. Currently second overall, he's still 28 and 30 points clear of his nearest rivals, offering him a fairly comfortable cushion. But there's no question of resting on your laurels when Kofler (JD Motorsport) is behind you. The Austrian's solid consistency this year has seen him regularly finish in the points.

Right behind him are two driver's who are wowing the crowds as the season draws to a close. The summer meetings at Hockenheim and Brno saw Kochem reap a bumper crop of points. His success continued at Imola, where he took both poles and a race win before his luck ran out on the sighting lap of race 2, forcing him to abandon.

This was just the ticket for the man behind him in the standings: Colin Fleming (Jenzer Motorsport). The American has taken five podium finishes from the last six races but, like Kofler, no race wins to date.

The sparks will be flying at this year's grand finale at Oschersleben. The contestants will be battling for those vital grid positions in qualifying. Just 25 minutes to decide the line-up, then it's on your marks...

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Series Formula Renault
Drivers Scott Speed , Colin Fleming , Simon Pagenaud
Teams Jenzer Motorsport