A third Junior impresses in Apline ELF Europa Cup
Magny-Cours, France, May 10th 2023 - After finishing third and second in Nogaro at the opening round of the sixth season of the Alpine Elf Europa Cup, Enzo Geraci (Chazel Technologie Course Junior) wasted no time in climbing onto the top step of the podium!
Having secured pole position for race 1 ahead of the twenty other competitors, he went onto produce a flawless performance in the race, leading from start to finish in the opening contest of the weekend to claim his debut win in the Alpine Elf Europa Cup. He thus became the third different Junior to win a race this season, a clear sign of just how closely-contested the series is this year. He was joined on the podium by Tim Mérieux (Autosport GP) and Alexis Garcin (Chazel Technologie Course Junior), after Louis Maurice (Code Racing Development) was handed a five-second penalty for his involvement in an earlier collision.
Adrien Catelin (Code Racing Development) finished tenth overall to top the Challengers category, ahead of Denis Bernardi (Herrero Racing) and Margaux Verza (Autosport GP), who managed third despite running wide into the gravel at the start. Meanwhile, Laurent Richard (Herrero Racing) pipped Anthony Fournier (Race Cars Consulting) at the post in the Gentlemen Drivers’ class, whilst Alain Jacono (Chazel Technologie Course) rounded off the top-three. Race two was cancelled at the end of the second qualifying session after the stewards identified a technical issue affecting several drivers with one of the A110 Cup’s specific racing parts. As a precautionary measure aimed at ensuring the safety of all the competitors and upholding sporting fairness, it was decided to postpone the race to one of the later dates on the calendar, in agreement with all of the Alpine Elf Europa Cup stakeholders.
Junior driver Enzo Geraci struck a double blow this weekend, his win also taking him to the top of the championship standings ahead of the next round, held at the iconic Spa-Francorchamps track (1-4 June), in Belgium. He now has a thirteen-point lead over Tim Mérieux and is fourteen ahead of Romain Favre, who keeps the point he scored for securing pole position for race two in the second qualifying session. In the Challengers category, Adrien Catelin remains top, whilst Laurent Richard retakes the lead in the closely-contested Gentlemen Drivers’ class.