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settembre 18, 2023 - Alpine Matmut

Lecertua doubles up, Catelin and Chazel claim the first titles in Barcelona

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Alpine Elf #europa Cup leader Lorens Lecertua enjoyed a near-perfect weekend at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. With two pole positions, two wins and one fastest lap, the Belgian-Spanish Junior pulls away in the general classification from teammate Enzo Geraci, who is now the only driver in a position to deny him the title. The penultimate round on the calendar also saw #adriencatelin win the Challengers crown, as did Chazel Technologie Course Junior in the Teams category before the season finale at Le Castellet (6-8 October).

Twenty-two drivers took to the track on Thursday as the #alpineelfeuropacup returned to the track for the free practice sessions, with title contenders Romain Favre (VPS Racing) and Enzo Geraci (Chazel Technologie Course Junior) setting the pace.

The hierarchy changed on Friday, as did the conditions as thunderstorms descended on Montmeló. Championship leader Lorens Lecertua (Chazel Technologie Course Junior) seized the opportunity to stand out in both sessions. The Belgian-Spanish driver took pole position by more than nine-tenths of a second in Q1, just a few minutes before repeating the feat with an advantage of more than eight-tenths in Q2.


On Friday evening, the race began on a wet track and went green after three laps behind the safety car. Lorens Lecertua took advantage of the best visibility to convert his pole position advantage. Behind him, Enzo Geraci snatched second place from Thibaut Bossy (Herrero Racing) before the race was neutralised to clear the A110 Cups of Pierre Macchi (Autosport GP), Alain Jacono (Chazel Technologie Course) and Frédéric De Brabant (Chazel Technologie Course), who were all caught out by the conditions.

At the restart, Lorens Lecertua retained the lead ahead of Enzo Geraci, whilst Jules Gougeon (Chazel Technologie Course Junior) surprised Thibaut Bossy and joined the leading trio where the gaps were rapidly narrowing. As the final minutes approached, Lorens Lecertua resisted the attacks of Enzo Geraci, who then found himself under threat from Jules Gougeon before the latter had to battle with Tim Mérieux (Autosport GP) and Louis Méric (Code #racing Development).

Despite his teammate's efforts, Lorens Lecertua came out on top, leading a 1-2 finish to secure the team crown for Chazel Technologie Course Junior. Tim Mérieux snatched third place from Jules Gougeon under the watchful eye of Louis Méric on the final lap. Starting tenth and eleventh, Léo Jousset (Race Cars Consulting) and Romain Favre climbed to sixth and seventh, followed by Thibaut Bossy (Herrero Racing), winner in the Challengers category. Mateo Herrero (Herrero Racing) and Willyam Gosselin (VPS Racing) completed the top ten in a race in which Laurent Richard (Herrero Racing) dominated the Gentlemen category.

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