EXCELLENT SHOWCASE FROM THE MAJORCAN DRIVER ON THE FIRST RACE OF THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP OF THIS COMPETITION. HIS WEEKEND AT THE NAVARRA CIRCUIT HAS GIVEN HIM A THIRD, A FOURTH AND A SIXTH POSITION. HIS CONSISTENCY HAS ALLOWED HIM TO SCORE IN EACH OF THE THREE RACES, PLACING HIMSELF AMONG THE TOP ON THE STANDINGS OF F4 SPAIN.
After months of waiting, the Spanish F4 Championship has gone underway. It was this weekend, at Circuito de Navarra, track which has also hosted the first races of the contests organized by V-Line Org: GT-CER, Open Oldtimer and V-Line Emotions Trophy.
After the excellent debut he had last winter, in his step from karting to open wheelers at the UAE F4, where he claimed the runner-up spot, Lorenzo Fluxá has faced this Saturday his introduction to F4 Spain. At the wheel of the open wheeler by GRS Team (Global Racing Service), the driver from Palma de Mallorca got to the Navarrese track with an ambition to fight for the lead positions. And so it was.
The driver sponsored by the Majorcan hotel LJs Taxó achieved a second position on the first leg of the qualifying practice, with which he faced the first race of the weekend, taking place on Saturday afternoon, from the first row on the grid, next to the Dutch poleman Kas Haverkort (MP Motorsport).
Fluxá saw how at the start, at the end of the straight, he was passed by Mari Boya (MP Motorsport), and soon by a driver from the same team, Oliver Goethe. The strategy to put on brand new tyres for this race by the Dutch team gave some good results during the first laps. From that moment up until the end, Lorenzo Fluxá guarded his 4th position until the finish line.
At the end of the second race, ran on Sunday morning, the Balearic driver achieved an excellent 3rd position, scoring with this his first podium on the Spanish F4 Championship. This was a shorter event, lasting 18 minutes + 1 lap, instead of the 25 minutes + 1 of the other two. The 15-year-old started from 3rd on the grid, after that being his second-best qualifying time during the first qualifying session.
At the start, Lorenzo Fluxá put his car in second after passing Oliver Goethe, who later passed him, getting the Majorcan back his starting position in 3rd, both on the back of race leader and poleman Kas Haverkort.
On the third and last race of the Navarrese meeting, the Majorcan has started from 5th, being him, just as on every training and race session, the best driver from the GRS Team. After a great start, he has been passed by Valdemar Eriksen (Drivex).
Due to intense heat on the Los Arcos race track, the engines of the F4 Tatuus single-seaters lost some performance. Despite this, Lorenzo Fluxá secured P6, finishing with this his promising debut in F4 Spain, where he’s off to a good start, placing after this inaugural meeting on the top of the standings.
Lorenzo Fluxá: “I’m very happy to achieve my first podium on the Spainsh F4 Championship. We could prove it’s going to be a very competitive contest and with high level from both drivers and teams. The overall balance is good, although I reckon we livd some ups and downs during the weekend. I’m very satisfied with the result of the first qualifying session, where I got a second and a third time. On the races we’ve seen that putting on new tyres is vital for the final result, and if on the first race I was on the brink of a podium, on Sunday morning we got the tyres right and held on to that third position. The heat during the last race took a toll on the engines’ performance, and 6th was the best we could aspire to. We have work to do to improve the car’s performance, I trust my team, the GRS Team, and I’m already anxious to race next time at Paul Ricard”.
STANDINGS NAVARRA MEETING
RACE 1. (25′ + 1 lap)
1st- Kas Haverkort (MP Motorsport), 26’58″741
2nd- Mari Boya (MP Motorsport), + 2″995
3rd- Oliver Goethe (MP Motorsport), + 4″063
4th- Lorenzo Fluxá (Global Racing Service), + 10″166
5th- Valdemar Eriksen (Drivex), + 14″558
Race 2 (18′ + 1 lap)
1st- Kas Haverkort (MP Motorsport), 20’11″062
2nd- Oliver Goethe (MP Motorsport), + 2″013
3rd- Lorenzo Fluxá (Global Racing Service), + 3″199
4th- Carles Martínez (Formula de Campeones), + 3″920
5th- Agustin Gullinot (Drivex), + 6″614
Race 3 (25′ + 1 lap)
1st- Kas Haverkort (MP Motorsport), 26’55″893
2nd- Oliver Goethe (MP Motorsport), + 1″570
3rd- Joshua Dufek (MP Mootorsport), + 3″493
4th- Mari Boya (MP Motorsport), + 9″269
5th- Valdemar Eriksen (Drivex), + 10″162
6th- Lorenzo Fluxá (Global Racing Service), + 11″199