Round 3 of EuroCup-3 Championship was held this weekend. The new series raced at the ‘Temple of Speed in a weekend where GRS was back on the grid with Han Cenyu and scored more championship points.
The action began on Wednesday. A pre-event test session took place. The team did more than 50 laps around the track, so it was a productive day, with key data being gathered by both team and driver.
After a day off, we were back on track on Friday. Han ended the Free Practice session in fifth and seventh position, respectively. The Chinese driver’s pace was promising and competitive.
That momentum was still there in qualifying sessions. The grid’s performance was extremely tight. Cenyu clocked his best Q1 lap just half a second away from Pole. However, that time left him eighth on the grid. There was a similar situation on the second session, with Han being six tenths behind the Pole, but qualifying on P10.
Races were also close as well as action-packed and hard-fought. Han had a good start on the first one, held on Saturday. The young Chinese remained in the Top 10 despite losing a few spots on the second half of the race. Eventually, he saw the chequered flag in ninth position.
Han was also involved in several battles throughout Race 2, which took place on Sunday. The GRS driver reached ninth place on the opening laps. Later, he dropped to eleventh but, at the closing stages, he earned a spot to finish in tenth and score one more point.
That brings Round 3 of EuroCup-3 to an end. We leave satisfied with Han’s pace and performance, and with the job done by all team members. The championship will be back next month, and we will end the first half of the season at Zandvoort Circuit in July 15-16. Earlier, in June 24-25, the third meeting of Formula 4 Spanish Championship will take place at Circuito de Navarra.