Ludwig Ghidi champion in FR 2.0 NEC 2010! Champagne! The young Belgian Ludwig Ghidi is champion in the Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup (NEC). Ghidi performed strongly during the last races at Spa-Francorchamps during the weekend of the...
Ludwig Ghidi champion in FR 2.0 NEC 2010!
Champagne! The young Belgian Ludwig Ghidi is champion in the Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup (NEC). Ghidi performed strongly during the last races at Spa-Francorchamps during the weekend of the Racing Festival and layed the basis for his title. This weekend he scored enough points at the Nurburgring to secure the 2010 title. Belgium produces a single seater champion again!
"I was very well prepared for this weekend and had mostly the Dane Mikkel Mac, my closest opponent in mind. He was the only one that could still hold me from the crown , "said the young driver from La Louviere. "During qualifying, I put the fifth time on the clock, having some discomfort when I was on my fastest lap. Mac was third and I knew that I could lose some points in the first race. I wanted a top-5 scoring. "
The Dane took a strong start and seemed to go for a full score, but he eventually fell back to fifth place, eventually finishing just one place better than Ghidi. Ghidi thus lost only one point on his Danish opponent and with two races to go had a 40 points lead to him, which basically was sufficient. "But don't sell the skin of the bear till ...", Ghidi was well aware of the situation.
Then they started together on the second row for the second race of the weekend. Ludwig tells the story of the decisive match:
"I wanted to score well to secure the title and avoid any stress in the last race of the season. The weather conditions were very bad and a mistake would be easily made. Mac and I eventually became the third and fifth so I was sure of the title in the 2010 NEC Formula Renault 2.0! Mission accomplished. "
Ludwig Ghidi would no longer have the opportunity to distinguish himselve once more, because... then there was snow. On the German Eifel you can really expect anything and therefore also snow in the middle of October. Ghidi was therefore champion after a brilliant season with no less than 13 podium finishes, plus two sixths places in the Eurocup FR 2.0 in Hockenheim.
As by rules of the NEC championship, the champion has the opportunity to do a test in a Formula Renault 3.5, the car from the championship that made Bertrand Baguette champion in 2009 it was still. "I will actually go to Aragon on Tuesday and Wednesday , where I will make a test with a FR 3.5 from Comtec ," laughs Ghidi. "The difference with my car will be more than impressive, and I am really looking forward to it. Regarding the 2011 season, I would like to graduate to Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup. But I would obviously need to find the necessary budgets to prepare for everything. Ideally I'd like to continue with KEO Racing, but I also have contact with other teams, including Interwetten. But first to Spain, where I will fully commit to the test that Renault Sport Technologies offers me !"