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Another double for De Pasquale, Esmeijer shows his potential

13/07/14 - Race 1 At the start of the first race at the Nürburgring this weekend, seven of 13 young drivers of the Formula Renault 1.6 NEC Junior were so eager to start the race, they went before the lights went off. All of them were given a drive-through penalty, one of them was Janneau Esmeijer (Provily Racing). After the start it was Esmeijer who took the lead from Anton De Pasquale (Lechner Racing School) and he led the race till he had to take his drive-through penalty. De Pasquale moved back to first, kept his head and finished on the highest step of the podium.

Larry ten Voorde (Piro Sports) moved to second to take his third podium finish this year. He led Max Defourny (Lechner Racing School) throughout the entire race. Defourny finished on the podium for the second time this season. After some great racing and overtaking actions, Esmeijer still managed to finish fourth.


1. Anton de Pasquale AUS (#11) Lechner Racing School: “The start was interesting to say the least. I was close enough to Esmeijer but his drive-through penalty made my job easier. I am very happy, it was a good race.”


2. Larry ten Voorde NED (#20) Piro Sports: “I had a bad start, just too much clutch. After the first corner, Max (Defourny) and I stayed very close but I could stay ahead of him. I am happy with my second place.”


3. Max Defourny BEL (#69)Lechner Racing School: “It was a good race. I just could not overtake ten Voorde today. But for tomorrow my ambition is to win the race. Or at least improve on today’s result.”



Race 2


The start of race two showed the drivers learned from yesterday’s heated start. Except for Esmeijer they all started well. De Pasquale (Lechner Racing School) took the lead not to let it go again. Esmeijer (Provily Racing) fell back to fifth. But he soon overtook the two cars in front of him, then moved to ten Voorde (Piro Sports) to overtake him on the second lap and stayed there during the rest of the race. Third and for the second time this weekend on the podium was Dutchman Larry ten Voorde.


For places four to seven the battle was between Habsburg, Defourny, Kolff and Janits. With some good and smart overtaking actions it was Defourny (Lechner Racing School) finishing fourth, Kolff (Provily racing) fifth, Habsburg and Janits sixth and seventh (Both Lechner Racing School). Aron, Söderström (both Scuderia Nordica) and Lenerz (Stuart Racing) complete the top ten.


1. Anton de Pasquale AUS (#11) Lechner Racing School: “It was a tricky condition on the track as some lines were wet, others dry. It was an exciting weekend and I am very happy with two more wins.”


2. Janneau Esmeijer NED (#3) Provily Racing: “I had a bad start, not only was I careful after yesterday but I also started on a wet line. Yesterday I set the fastest lap, and even if I was very happy with the speed of the car today De Pasquale was just a bit faster. But I am happy to be on the podium again.”


3. Larry ten Voorde NED (#20) Piro Sports: “My start was better than yesterday and I was trying to get into the slipstream of De Pasquale, but he was just a bit too quick. I was happy with my set up and some of the changes we made. But even happier to be on the podium again.”



Next race: Gamma Racing Day Assen (NED) 1, 2 and 3 August


Another double for De Pasquale, Esmeijer shows his potential

Final classification Race 1 Nurburgring

De Pasquale wins race 1 at the Nürburgring after Esmeijer gets penalty