Weekend of setbacks and learning in EuroCup-3 at Paul Ricard

Second-ever EuroCup-3 season reaches its halfway point after the fourth round at Paul Ricard Circuit. The championship raced at the French track for the first time on its history in a weekend where the pace was not good enough to score points.

Round 4 of the EuroCup-3 season took place this weekend. The first half of the season is already gone after the round at Paul Ricard Circuit, in France. It was not an easy weekend for GRS Team, who took part in the event with a single driver. Isaac Barashi was the sole entry on the team’s line-up.

Collective testing took place on Friday. The pace was competitive enough to be fighting around the middle of the pack over the weekend. These feeling remained unchanged after Free Practice sessions, held on Saturday morning.

When the time to qualify came, the British driver was 18th. On the race, Barashi managed to gain a few positions at the start. Later, a spin sent him to the back of the field. He made his way back on the second half of the race, setting consistent fast laps and overtaking several rivals to end the race in 17th position.

Sunday action followed a similar script. On the second Qualifying session, Barashi was 18th again. His race was rather uneventful. He remained on the same position for most of the laps. He finished the race in P16 after two rivals ahead of him were given penalties.

It was not an ideal weekend for the team. The pace was not competitive enough to be fighting for the Top 10 at any time, and the races did not provide the opportunity for a comeback. Despite the difficulties faced, the team worked at its best to keep progressing, and these struggles will help us to become stronger ahead of the upcoming meetings.

No break for the EuroCup-3 season as the championship will return next weekend at Zandvoort Circuit, in the Netherlands.