Esteban Masson heads for Eurocup-3 title decider in high spirits

The Frenchman of Campos Racing currently sits first in the standings with the final two races of the season taking place this weekend. Braschi, Inthraphuvasak and Zanfari will be also expecting to put the icing on the cake in Barcelona

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Campos Racing is ready to start the fight for another title as the inaugural 2023 Eurocup-3 season will come to an end at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya this weekend. Esteban Masson will push two wrap up the European title in his Campos Racing-run Tatuus machinery. The Valencia-based will enter their four cars for Masson himself alongside full-season drivers Francesco Braschi, Tasanapol Inthraphuvasak and Suleiman Zanfari.

Masson remains on top of the drivers’ classification on 217 points, one ahead of his closest rival Mari Boya. Masson has led the series for most of the season with six wins to his name. The Frenchman claimed his maiden win at Motorland Aragón, where he won both races, and repeated his dominant form at Zandvoort. Following a tough weekend in Jerez, he scored two other race wins at Estoril and Cheste. Masson will try to secure the title in style coming into the weekend.

Italian Braschi has become a double race winner this season wearing the colors of Campos Racing. The young ace emerged as winner at Spa-Francorchamps’ season opener and scored three other podium finishes in a row in the following races. After the summer break, Braschi resumed with another win in Jerez and then finished second at Estoril. At the moment, Braschi sits fifth overall on 145 points, right ahead of his Thai teammate Inthraphuvasak. The rookie driver has stepped onto the rostrum twice this season. Moroccan Zanfari rounds out the top-ten overall and remains in second place among the rookies. Zanfari scored a third-place finish as his season’s high at Spa-Francorchamps and thanks to his experience in Barcelona, he will be another driver to closely follow.

Campos Racing sits second in the teams’ standings on 430 points but the title is within reach this weekend depending on the results.

Barcelona is a rather well-known circuit to all drivers and teams as plays host to uncountable preseason tests. This said, the Catalan track has a reputation for being abrasive to the tires. Barcelona has a bit of everything in terms of corner variety. The third and final sector has turned into a very fast one as the last chicane was removed. It features more opportunities to slipstream on the main straight.

The schedule includes two test sessions of 40 minutes each on Saturday morning. In the afternoon, Q1 will take place at 14:05 and Race 1 is set to start at 16:30. Q2 is scheduled on Sunday morning at 09:30 and Race 2 will bring the curtain down on the weekend at 12:50. Both races will consist of 30 minutes plus one lap each and will be streamed live on YouTube.

Adrián Campos (Campos Racing Team Principal): “It’s fantastic to have the chance to clinch another success of this level. Hopefully, we will be able to bring it home, this said it’s going to be a hard weekend for everybody. We have always been competitive this season and Barcelona shouldn’t be an exception. Let’s push!”

Esteban Masson (Campos Racing Driver of Eurocup-3): “Last Eurocup-3 race week in Barcelona for the season finale! I can’t wait to be back with Campos Racing to get what we deserve. Let’s give everything to end the season on top.”