On September 23 and 24, thousands of fans came to the Jerez circuit, walking through the paddock and enjoying the proximity offered by the NAPA Racing Weekend to observe the racing vehicles up close, especially in the Porsche parc ferme, whose striking saloons fascinated the Andalusians.
On Sunday the party was absolute. While the interesting selection of candidates to be part of the Spanish Motorsports Team in AutoSlalom was taking place, ahead of the FIA Motorsport Games in 2024, with the collaboration of Auto Hebdo Sport, in a nearby venue, the EasyDrift vehicles excited the public with its exhibits.
The public and NAPA guests filled the main grandstand since the morning, surrounding the 35 F4 Spain cars, whose drivers and teams celebrated racing with such a large crowd. They did this with all the competitions, and they came in thousands to participate in the pit walk.
The little ones observed with amazement the two sustainable vehicles built by an Andalusian school, and which were exhibited thanks to the collaboration of Greenpower Iberia, whose agreement with the RFEDA allows these sustainability projects to be disseminated. A group of girls, along with the representative of the “Inspiring Girls in Motorsport” program, also went to Campos Racing to receive explanations from Sarah Veo, whose training in Formula Student allowed her to make the leap to engineering in this legendary team. for Spanish motorsport.
The most fans did not cease to be surprised by the presence of a very special driver in the F4 Spain and Eurocup 3 Safety Car, Roldán Rodríguez!, who was happy with this first experience, different from those he experienced as a successful driver and very enriching.
Thanks to the broadcasts from the RFEDA YouTube channel, no one missed any details of the seven races held. The next event of the NAPA Racing Weekend is very close and will move the same events to another circuit with a legendary name: the Circuit de Valencia Ricardo Tormo, on October 14 and 15.
Spanish Formula 4 Championship: Naël more leader!
The fourth round of the 2023 season of the Spanish Formula 4 Championship, held at the Jerez – Ángel Nieto Circuit, has seen Theophile Naël (Sainteloc Racing) add two more wins to his personal tally to emerge as the overall leader.
Along with the Frenchman, the other main protagonist of the weekend has been Andrés Cárdenas (Campos Racing), who has started the second part of the year with his first victory in F4, a second podium, fastest lap and two Pole Positions to climb in a weekend only to the top 10 of the general classification.
After the Jerez event, Theophile Naël is the leader with 196 points and is now 55 ahead of Valerio Rinicella, who is already second with Enzo Deligny now third, also establishing himself as the best rookie of the year. In the team classification, MP Motorsport maintains the lead with 295 points, although Campos Racing reduces its distance, with 243.
Eurocup 3: Victories for Ogaard and Braschi, good debut for Tsolov
The second part of the year in Eurocup-3 has started with a surprise with a double retirement of the leader Esteban Masson, who for the first time does not score in 2023. This fact, added to the first victory of Sebastian Ogaard in the season, the second of the year for Francesco Braschi and the good points added by Mari Boya make the general classification very tight ahead of Estoril.
The other main protagonist of the weekend in Eurocup-3 has been Nikola Tsolov. The Bulgarian, current Spanish F4 champion, landed in the competition to add a double podium for GRS Team in addition to taking the two Poles and the two fastest laps of the weekend, showing a great adaptation to the car that already places him in the top-10 overall just in one weekend.
However, Masson remains the leader with 151 points despite leaving the event with 0 points on his counter, Ogaard is now second with 144 and Boya third with 132 followed by Braschi, who is once again in the fight for everything with six races left. to dispute
Francisco Mora gives a recital at the PSCI
The fifth stage of the Porsche Sprint Challenge Ibérica (PSCI), for whose teams and drivers this was the third visit to the Andalusian track in their history, provided exciting moments in both races and a good level of competition. The great “master” of the weekend was Francisco Mora, whose absolute dominance allowed him to take two pole positions, two victories and score one more fastest lap in the race. Manuel Alves and Pedro Salvador were Mora’s most direct rivals, who with this set of results has the title of champion almost in his pocket: to confirm it he only has to finish the first race in Valencia, in mid-October.
The young José Barros, in the AM category, also stood out, being possibly the fastest driver compared to Jorge Ramírez, the only Spaniard in this discipline, which allowed him to strengthen his candidacy for the title after some setbacks in previous races.
In the GD category, Aloísio Monteiro, with a victory and a second place in his debut on the Jerez track, also took a very important step towards winning the championship.