Meijer Tops The Podium Twice at Zolder! ZOLDER -- After his glorious win at his comeback at Zandvoort during the traditional Pinksterraces, the 19-year old driver of the Nikon Motorsport Team again scored two important wins in the Benelux...
Meijer Tops The Podium Twice at Zolder!
ZOLDER -- After his glorious win at his comeback at Zandvoort during the traditional Pinksterraces, the 19-year old driver of the Nikon Motorsport Team again scored two important wins in the Benelux Formula Renault 2000 championship at the Zolder racetrack today.
Meijer, normally competing in the prestigious European Formula Renault 2000 championship, visited the Belgian circuit to be successful. The entire weekend Meijer dominated the series which started by taking pole position on Saturday. Just six laps were needed to top the tables with 1:31.096, a time that could not be beaten by the remaining 17 competitors.
The first race went without problems for last year's Formula Renault champion. Meijer immediately created a gap between him and the rest of the field after the start and nine laps later he brought home his car in first place. The second race also went according to plan. A good start and some very fast laps during the 12-lap race resulted in his second win of the day. Paul won the race with a ten-second lead on Junior Strous (Mr Glow Motorsport) and Benjamini (Equipe Verschuur).
Paul: "It is totally awesome to take two wins here. I was the last one that was added on the entry list so I did not have an ideal preparation for the race. I benefited from the experience and knowledge I have from the European Championship. I would like to thank my team NIon Motorsport for their tremendous job. The strategy and set-up of the car was really good. I hope this upward trend will be continued within two weeks during the LG Super Racing Weekend races at Spa-Francorchamps!"
RESULTS RACE 01 ZOLDER SUPER PRIX, SATURDAY 17th July 2004, 9 LAPS
1. PAUL MEIJER 0:19:54.165
2. Junior Strous +0:04.533s
3. Yelmer Buurman +0:07.353s
RESULTS RACE 02 ZOLDER SUPER PRIX, SUNDAY 18th July 2004, 12 LAPS
1. PAUL MEIJER 0:18:38.134
2. Junior Strous +0:10.371s
3. Yelmer Buurman +0:13.828s