The Monlau Repsol Techcnical School drider, Fran Rueda, has been released to the podium in the SEAT León Eurocup . Fran ranked fourth and third in the two races held this weekend in the German Nürburgring , results which place him second overall . Teammate Alex Carbonell has been hampered by electrical problems in your vehicle which prevented him from fighting for the top places.
Ranking in training , Fran Rueda confirmed yesterday its rapid adaptation to cars – from the world of cars , setting the second fastest time with a 2’10 .518 time he stood at only 7 tenths of the pole . Meanwhile , Alex Carbonell should comply with the 13th fastest time ( 2’12 .411 ) in a meeting held under varying conditions .
Already in the first race of the weekend , Rueda proved to be a strong candidate for the podium. Despite losing two positions at the start, Fran battled for third place until the last 12 laps of the race consisted . In the end, the Monlau Repsol Technical School drider should be settle for fourth, 8 seconds of the drawer. Worst luck ran Carbonell, since when he was in a struggle to get into the points your vehicle stopped in the middle of the track and, despite achieving career resume, Barcelona could not complete the minimum of turns marking the regulation.
In the second race of the German meeting held on Sunday, the grill was invested in its first eight positions, which has placed Fran Rueda in fourth place which has managed to defend tooth and nail, despite the fierce battle that was freed from the green light. The Malagueño crossed the finish line just 2 seconds behind the podium, although a subsequent penalty was awarded third place and his first podium of the year. His companion Carbonell has returned to technical problems, but this time he has managed to overcome, even with the loss of time that he has been delayed until 11th place, very meritorious in such difficult conditions.
Combined scores of the two races at Nürburgring, Fran Rueda second figure of the provisional standings with a total of 13 points. The young talent Monlau Repsol Technical School is only 3 points behind the Dane Stian Paulsen, accumulating 16.
Fran Rueda (Monlau Repsol Technical School driver): “I am very pleased with the podium because this is my debut in cars, but I know a little because we can be more competitive race. The classification is going well but then we lack pace in the race and now I only think about improving. In Nürburgring I ran both races on the defensive, since he could not attack because they consume much gums. I hope to be ahead at the next appointment, because I want to fight for the championship until the end.”
Alex Carbonell (Monlau Repsol Technical School driver): ” The debut experience is positive, but I can not say the same for the results. The car stopped me in both races and that has prevented me from fighting for the points, especially in the first in which he had more options. Now we just have to improve and I am convinced that SEAT troubleshoot achieved before the next meeting, which certainly will do better. ”
David Simon ( Director of department racing motorsport Monlau Repsol Technical School): “We are proud of the two drivers, very young, with a great attitude and a great future ahead. Fran Rueda has had a positive debut and, regardless of the results, the important thing is that it has not suffered any mishap and has been very regularly, but should improve race. Alex Carbonell has suffered problems of youth of this championship and his car was stopped in both races by electronic failures, but we are optimistic that race in rolling a second and a half faster than in qualifying. ”
The next round of the SEAT León Eucocup be on 24 and 25 May in the Austrian Salzburgring path where Fran Rueda and Alex Carbonell will be back on the grid, assisted by engineers, mechanics and students Monlau Repsol Technical School.