Campos Racing to defend Eurocup-3 leads at Zandvoort

The event marks the halfway of the season with the Spanish-based racing team in command of all standings of the series. Masson and Zanfari leads the drivers’ and rookies’ classifications. Besides, Campos Racing sit first in the teams’ standings

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Campos Racing continues its busy agenda on the European motorsport scene with Eurocup-3’s round four taking place at Zandvoort, another of the FIA Grade 1 circuits on the calendar and the home of the F1 Dutch Grand Prix. Campos Racing are playing a key role in the series so far with their four-car army of Esteban Masson, Francesco Braschi, Suleiman Zanfari and Tasanapol Inthraphuvasak. In fact, the Alzira-based racing team is currently on top of all the three standings of the series.

Frenchman Masson sits first in the drivers’ classification on 98 points, four ahead of Mari Boya. After a tough start to the season at Spa-Francorchamps, where he still managed to score valuable points, Masson claimed a dominant double win at Motorland Aragón and then stepped onto the podium at Monza by finishing third twice. Similarly, Italian Braschi has other four podium results to his name in the series and tasted his first win at Spa-Francorchamps. Braschi has brought two seconds places and a third home afterwards. Braschi is third in the standings on 83 points, which proves how closely-fought the category is.

Morocco’s Zanfari is lying in seventh place overall and, more importantly, he is also leading the Rookies’ classification. Zanfari stepped onto the overall podium on Belgian soil during the season’s opener there. Besides, he achieved other three rostrums among the rookies. Thai Inthraphuvasak has proved his speed but Lady Luck hasn’t been on his side so far. He was leading in Alcañiz when he was forced to retire from the race with a technical issue, which prevented him from claiming his first win in the series. But Zandvoort brings another opportunity to fight for a well-deserved top result.

Circuit Zandvoort is another classic motorsport venue, which is located in the dunes north of Zandvoort, pretty near the North Sea. It was built in 1948 and hosted the Dutch F1 Grand Prix in 1950 for the first time. Currently, it features a layout of 4.259 kilometers and became famous because of its sweeping nature with a sequence of three consecutive corners with high G forces. Besides, there are several banked corners such as turns 3 and 14 at around 19 degrees. Tarzanbocht, the first corner of the lap, is probably the best well-known corner and its DNA remains unchanged despite it is currently closer to the start/finish line.

The schedule includes two test sessions of 40 minutes each on Saturday morning. In the afternoon, Q1 session will take place at 15:05. Race 1 is set to start at 09:00 on Sunday. Q2 is scheduled at 12:55. Race 2 will bring the curtain down at 16:10. Both races will consist of 30 minutes plus one lap each and will be streamed live on YouTube.  

Adrián Campos (Campos Racing Team Principal): “We expect to close in style the first half of the 2023 Eurocup-3 season. So far, we have proven to be strong contenders for wins and, therefore, for the title. Zandvoort promises to be another exciting weekend. We have intensively worked to arrive in the Netherlands in the best possible way. We will fight as hard as ever to clinch the most competitive results possible.”

Suleiman Zanfari (Campos Racing Driver of Eurocup-3): “Zandvoort is set to host the fourth round of the series. We made an excellent work with Campos Racing to properly prepare such a demanding event. It will be my first time driving at Zandvoort and I couldn’t be more excited. It’s a very technical circuit due to its corners and you must nail everyone of them in order to be competitive. Very precise driving is mandatory there. We are confident and hopefully we can achieve success this weekend.”