Masson defends Eurocup-3 leads at home event in Valencia

The Frenchman is still leading the series when the season enters its hot phase. Braschi, Inthraphuvasak and Zanfari will be pushing for strong performances in the second-to-last round

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Campos Racing heads to Circuit Ricardo Tormo in high spirits as it hosts the penultimate round of the 2023 Eurocup-3 season, which also marks the home round for the Valencia-based racing team. Campos Racing will field their Tatuus-built machinery for full-season drivers Esteban Masson, Francesco Braschi, Tasanapol Inthraphuvasak and Suleiman Zanfari.

After six rounds, Masson sits first in the drivers’ standings with five wins to his name. The Frenchman driver took a double win at Motorland Aragón before repeat at Zandvoort, where he came back as the dominant force in the series. Masson won Saturday’s race 1 in Estoril and only a penalty prevented him from emerging as race winner on Sunday again.

Italian Braschi has also enjoyed the taste of win in the Eurocup-3. In fact, Braschi won the first race ever of Eurocup-3 when he won at Spa-Francorchamps. After three other podium finishes, Braschi scored a second triumph in Jerez. He stepped onto the rostrum in Portugal again and therefore sits fourth overall on 138 points.

Thai driver Inthraphuvasak is currently seventh in the standings with 86 points to his name thanks to two podium finishes. Despite he has been hit by bad luck in key moments, the Thai racer is a talented driver with potential for more podiums. Finally, Zanfari continues in second place of the rookie standings on 170 points. The Moroccan driver finished 3rd overall at Spa-Francorchamps and is a solid finisher in the points-paying positions.

Campos Racing currently occupies second place in the teams’ standings on 375 points, a mere 9 points away from the lead.

Valencia is well-known track for Campos Racing despite it shall be the first visit of the Eurocup-3 championship. A typical “Mickey Mouse” layout featuring hard-fought races with small margin for mistakes.

The schedule includes two test sessions of 40 minutes each on Saturday morning. In the afternoon, Q1 will take place at 14:30 and Race 1 is set to start at 17:00. Q2 is scheduled on Sunday morning at 09:45 and Race 2 will bring the curtain down on the weekend at 13:50. Both races will consist of 30 minutes plus one lap each and will be streamed live on YouTube.

Adrián Campos (Campos Racing Team Principal): “We are pushing to further raise the bar as the season enters its key moment. It’s always a pleasure to race in Valencia and our goal is to bring strong results home to strengthen our title bid. Hopefully we will be able to translate potential into results this weekend.”

Tasanapol Inthraphuvasak (Campos Racing Driver of Eurocup-3): “Super excited for the penultimate round of the championship this weekend in Valencia! Can’t wait to get back in the car this afternoon. The last few rounds we have not had the results we wanted but we’ve shown some really promising speed so I’m looking forward to building on that this weekend.”