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Highlight of the season on the Ardennes rollercoas ter

25.08.2017

(Orlando / Echternach, 24.8.2017). Following the race at the Hungaroring in Hungary, MOMO Megatron Team Partrax now heads to the iconic Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium this weekend 25th to 27th August). The team from Luxembourg and America will be in action in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, which shares the bill with Formula 1. This time, the team lines up with British drivers Paul Rees (31) and Nick Yelloly (26), as well as Norway’s Egidio Perfetti (42). They will be driving the 485-hp Porsche 911 GT3 Cup. “We are pleased to be able to give a seat to Nick Yelloly this weekend, who is currently second in the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland. Nick is a very talented driver and can add to his wealth of experience with us in the Supercup,” said team principal Andreas Leberle.

One real highlight of the weekend in Belgium is the racetrack: Spa-Francorchamps is one of the classic races on the calendar and, now 96 years old, is one of the oldest active circuits in the world. The seven-kilometre track features a differe nce in altitude of about 100 metres in total. That, together with the many corners, has earned the circuit the nickname the “Ardennes rollercoaster”. One particular test of courage is the “Eau-Rouge” corner, which really puts the drivers to the test. “Last year, we finished eleventh in Spa. We are looking to build on that this time,” said Leberle.

The team achieved a top-ten finish last time out at the Hungaroring, courtesy of Nico Rindlisbacher. The rookie started from 15th in Hungary, and produced a remarkable fightback to come home tenth. Unfortunately, Rindlisbacher is not available for the race weekend in Spa. Egidio Perfetti, who competes in the B class, fought his way through from 23rd on the grid to finish an impressive 13th overall out of 30 starters. This once again earned him the accolade of top amateur driver.

Following a run of eye-catching results in recent races, the team is looking to up its game again at the final three events in Spa, Monza and Mexico City. They currently lie ninth in the Team championship. “We are definitely capab le of finishing higher up the points, and will again be doing our best to do so,” promised Leberle. Two races will be held in Spa: race one gets underway at 18:35 local time on Saturday, while Sunday’s race begins at 11:25.

Highlight of the season on the Ardennes rollercoas ter