Spa And Zolder Next For EuroCup

by Simon Paice

Drivers from across Europe and Scandinavia are heading to Belgium for the latest rounds of the Formula Ford EuroCup series, with a field of twenty single seaters set to tackle Spa-Francorchamps and Zolder.

The series heads to Spa on 8/9 July, with three 20 minute races in support of the British GT and European GT4 championships, then moves on to Zolder on 16/17 July to run on the Superleague Formula event.

Half of the entries are expected to come from the Dunlop MSA Formula Ford of Great Britain series, with Scott Malvern leading the entry. The Brands Hatch EuroCup victor will be joined by Jamun Racing Mygale team-mates Jeroen Slaghekke, Nick McBride and Spike Goddard. Their rivals JTR will be on show too, with Geoff Uhrhane, Tristan Mingay and Dan de Zille all heading to Belgium in their Mygales.

Leading the Dutch challenge in their Mygales will be Provily Racing Team's Michel Florie and Bas Schouten.  Hoping to threaten the Mygale dominance will be the Van Diemens of Fluid Motorsport's Matthew Parry and Belgian JRT Racing's Laurent Poncin and John Svensson. Ray's will also be looking to challenge in the hands of Cliff Dempsey Racing's Neil Alberico and Danish series front-runner Jesper Egebart.

The Spa event will also see Getem Racing boss Jason Down fulfil a lifetime ambition to compete on the legendary circuit, as he takes to the wheel of the Mygale his team prepares for Scholarship class leader Cavan Corcoran.

Down commented: “I haven't done a full season of racing myself since 2007, and my last Formula Ford race was at Brands Hatch in 2009. Since then the team has been too busy running other drivers for me to find the time. I remember walking the track at Spa in 2008 the last time the British championship raced there and thinking 'I wish I was driving.' Now this opportunity has come up and I'm really excited to be making my Spa debut.

“Cavan is concentrating on winning the Scholarship Class in Britain this year and so I am hoping to get a good run in his car and to be close enough to the youngsters not to embarrass myself. I think that drivers need to take any opportunity to race on a Grand Prix circuit when it comes along.”

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