NEC: Series Assen TT preview

NEC returns to Holland for Rizla Racing Day The upcoming Rizla Racing Day at the TT track in Assen will host the fifth round of the Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup. Twenty single seaters of the Renault brand will gather during one of...

NEC returns to Holland for Rizla Racing Day

The upcoming Rizla Racing Day at the TT track in Assen will host the fifth round of the Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup. Twenty single seaters of the Renault brand will gather during one of the most popular motorsport events in Holland.

From the 4th to the 6th of August, the two series within NEC run another two races of 25 minutes each. Although four of eight weekends passed, the championship in both categories is still completely undecided.

First of all, the level of competitiveness has kept the young talent in NEC together; close enough to keep all chances for the title open. Secondly, even though the number of weekends is halfway, the number of races is not. The upcoming events scheduled at Most, Spa - Francorchamps and the Nuerburgring will all hold three races each, leaving the Formula Renault 2.0 and Formula Renault 2000 with full opportunities to win and score valuable points.

The organization of NEC welcomes back MP Motorsport, joining the grid with EUROCUP drivers Daniel de Jong and Karl Oscar Liiv. Polish Formula One commentator Maurycy Kochanski also rejoins Kochanski Motorsport. Moreover, leading team KEO Racing has contracted Elbert Bouman as a guest driver, bringing a total of six Dutch competitors to the field.

The boys of Van Amersfoort Racing have caught on well during the past two races, as well as both drivers of Flemish KTR. Ludwig Ghidi (KEO Racing) has seen his lead shrink to a 17-point difference with Mac (KTR). Taking into account that the winner of every race takes away 30 points for the Northern European Cup, leaves Mac with the opportunity to climb to number one this weekend.

The Formula Renault 2000, with the 2009 make of the Formula Renault 2 litre car has an even more exciting perspective to begin with. Brothers Daniel and Dear Schilling are only divided by one point, followed by Johann Ledermair at only 4 points distance. Tony Kowalewski and Frank Suntjens are not far away and have a good chance of strengthening their position as well.

The track in the North of the Netherlands is about to expect over 60.000 visitors this weekend, during the eleventh edition of this successful event. One third of the cars being driven by Dutch drivers, the home audience can expect a good show and at least one of their fellow Dutchmen on podium.

The first race of the Northern European Cup is scheduled for Saturday, the 7th of August at 16.05. The second one, or the eleventh one for the Northern European Cup begins at 15.50 on Sunday afternoon, just after the Superleague Formula demonstrations.

-source: nec

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