Campos Racing will begin its title defense in the 2024 Eurocup-3 season at Spa-Francorchamps

The team from Alzira, which clinched both the drivers' and teams' championships last year, will field a total of five Tatuus F3 T-318 single-seaters for Christian Ho, Valentin Kluss, Noah Lisle, Michael Shin, and Suleiman Zanfari

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Campos Racing will kick off the 2024 Eurocup-3 season as the reigning champion in both drivers' and teams' categories of this European series, which had its inaugural season in 2023. The Valencia-based outfit returns with the aim of retaining the titles won in the opening season and will put five Tatuus F3 T-318 cars, powered by Alfa Romeo-Autotecnica engines, on track for five young talents destined for great things in motorsport.

Joining Moroccan driver Suleiman Zanfari, who returns to the championship after being one of the standout rookies last year, will be Singaporean Christian Ho, German Valentin Kluss, Australian Noah Lisle, and South Korean Michael Shin. Together, this talented and youthful quintet promises great things. Following an extensive winter pre-season, during which Campos Racing worked closely with its drivers to prepare for this weekend's season opener at Spa-Francorchamps, the time has come to translate all the team's collective efforts onto the track. The positive impressions from testing were clearly reflected in the Winter Series held at Motorland Aragón in early March, where Campos Racing drivers were already competing for podiums and placing among the top six in the standings.

The current season consists of eight rounds. After Spa-Francorchamps, the championship will then visit Red Bull Ring (17-19 May), Portimao (7-9 June), and Le Castellet (5-7 July), with these last three circuits making their debut on the calendar. Zandvoort and Motorland Aragón will host the final races before the summer break on 13-14 July and 26-28 July respectively. Following the summer months, activity resumes at Jerez (4-6 October), with the season finale taking place in Barcelona (8-10 November).

Spa-Francorchamps, a true rollercoaster nestled in the heart of the Ardennes and near the German-Belgian border, will be a significant challenge for all drivers. The circuit, spanning over seven kilometres, poses a challenge even for the most experienced. Its unpredictable weather conditions, especially in spring, mean rain can arrive at any moment, making races a true lottery. Designed in the 1920s, Spa-Francorchamps boasts iconic corners like Raidillon-Eau Rouge, Kemmel, Blanchimont, and La Source, which have become synonymous with motorsport itself.

Drivers will tackle free practice sessions on Friday at 10:40, followed by two qualifying sessions to set the grids for the respective races at 13:50 and 14:15. The first race, estimated to run for 30 minutes plus one lap, will take place later that afternoon starting at 17:15. The second race, of identical duration, will be held on Saturday morning from 9:40. Both races will be streamed live on the Eurocup-3 YouTube channel.

Adrián Campos (Team Principal of Campos Racing): “We are eager to begin defending the titles we won last year in Eurocup-3. It was a real achievement to be crowned champions in both drivers' and teams' categories with a new car last season, and our goal is to perform at least as well as we did in 2023. The entire pre-season has gone excellently, and the data we have suggests we are competitive with all our drivers. We are very pleased with the lineup we have assembled for 2024, but we know that differences will be marginal, and everything will be decided by small details. We travel to Belgium with great enthusiasm, having already secured victories there last year. Hopefully, we can start off in style.”

Christian Ho (Campos Racing Driver in Eurocup-3): “First official race week of the year in Eurocup-3 and really looking forward to it. I think as a team we are looking strong going into this weekend but there are still some things to tweak. Nevertheless, Spa is a very technical track with unpredictable weather so anything can happen.”

Valentín Kluss (Campos Racing Driver in Eurocup-3): “I feel ready and confident for the first round of the Eurocup-3 series. I know I am in the best team and I know what I am capable of, so my goal is to do the absolute best I can. I know the track very good and I expect the performance to be decent in all types of conditions.”

Michael Shin (Campos Racing Driver in Eurocup-3): “We have been working hard as a team in the offseason, and I am thrilled to finally start the championship at Spa this weekend. With the long straights and unpredictable weather, I think we have an exciting couple of days ahead of us”

Noah Lisle (Campos Racing Driver in Eurocup-3): “I’m very excited to start the season this weekend at Spa. I am confident we can start the season strong and then build from there throughout the season.”

Suleiman Zanfari (Campos Racing Driver in Eurocup-3): “I feel that I got a great amount of experience last year that has helped me enter into my second season with big ambitions and I am very confident that this year will be great .For the first race at Spa last year I did a podium that was really good but this year will be better as with my team we have been well prepared coming into the first round and the hard work will pay off and we are going to be fighting at the very front.”