This weekend, at the mythical Spa-Francorhamps track, the Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine reaches the sixth round of the 2021 season. The spectacular and difficult Belgian circuit will be the setting where Lorenzo Fluxá puts on his jumpsuit and helmet again after a few weeks of summer rest. The contest is facing its second half and the Mallorcan is confident that the moment will finally come when he can demonstrate his progress at the controls of the Van Amersfoort Team car.
The Alpine engine of the Tatuus TR318 with which the Regional Formula is disputed is associated with a Sadev 6-speed sequential gearbox. And there is no doubt that this will be the weekend of number 6, since Spa Francorchamps is the place where the sixth appointment of the season of the contest will be held this weekend. We say the 6 because on this long and fast track the drivers are going to have that speed engaged in their cars for a long time and with their feet on the accelerator.
With its seven kilometers of rope , the Spa-Francorchamps circuit is the longest in the championship. And it is also one of the fastest. Lorenzo Fluxá will discover this track this weekend, as he has never ridden there, except, of course, using his team’s simulator. Despite this handicap, Lorenzo is very excited to summarize the competition in a place as mythical as this.
The pilot sponsored by LJs Ratxó Eco Luxury Retreat, Reserva Park-Serra de Tramuntana and K-Zero Cancun Real Estate , hopes to have a profitable weekend of racing on the track nestled in the heart of the Ardennes . This is one of the circuits in which the weather is always decisive , since in case of rain, there are areas where it falls heavily and in others, however, the track remains dry.
Lorenzo expects a lot from this second half of the season. In his debut in this highly competitive category as the Regional Formula by Alpine, his best results have been the thirteenth position in Imola and the fourteenth in Barcelona. In these five previous appointments the 16-year-old young driver has lived through critical moments, such as the spectacular accident suffered at Paul Ricard when another car crossed from side to side of the track.
His goal at the moment is to finish in the top 10 in the races between now and the end of the season. A goal that is within his grasp given the potential shown at the wheel, but which for the moment, due to various circumstances, has not been able to materialize. The great equality that exists between all the drivers and teams of the contest makes qualifying a decisive moment, key for the development of subsequent races since the difficulty of overtaking makes the task of recovering positions a practically impossible mission.
The Spa Francorchamps weekend is part of what has been called SRO Speed Week, all in the previous week of the 24 Hours of Spa . The Belgian circuit will host British Formula 3 races, the French GT Championship, the British GT Championship and the Fanatec GT2 European Series. As usual, both the qualifying rounds, as well as the Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine (FRECA) races, will be broadcast in their entirety by streaming on the championship’s Facebook and YouTube profiles .
Lorenzo Fluxá: “Several weeks have passed since the last race held, at Zandvoort. It has made me strange since I think that I have never spent so long without competing. Anyway, I have taken advantage of these days to continue working on my physical form and I am very satisfied because I have also been able to enjoy Mallorca and my family. Now we come to another mythical circuit such as Spa, one of those tracks in which you always dream of competing. I only know it from the simulator and what I can say is that it is one of the tracks where you go the longest with your footing and that’s exciting. I hope to fit all the pieces of the puzzle and finally achieve that good result that for some things or others we have not been able to achieve yet.
SCHEDULE SCHEDULE MEETING SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS
Friday, July 23
Free practice 1 – 10:55 am to 11:45 am
Free practice 2 – 2:55 pm to 3:45 pm
Saturday, July 24
Qualification 1 – 11:20
am to 11:40 am Qualification 2 – 4:50 pm to 5:10 pm
Race 1 (30 ‘+ 1 lap) – 7:25 pm to 7:57 pm
Sunday, July 25
Race 2 (30 ‘+ 1 lap) – 11:35 am to 12:07 pm
EUROPE BY ALPINE REGIONAL FORMULA CALENDAR
– Autodromo di Imola, April 17-18
– Barcelona Circuit, May 8-9
– Monaco, May 22-23
– Paul Ricard-Le Castellet, May 29-30
– Zandvoort, June 19-20
– Spa, July 24-25
– Nurburgring, August 7-8
– Spielberg, September 11-12
– Mugello, October 9-10
– Autodromo di Monza, October 30-31