Max Defourny: “We didn’t always have the pace”

Max Defourny - Credit: Marc de Mattia / DPPI

Max Defourny admitted it was a tough weekend at Paul Ricard as he lost more ground in the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 championship battle to Lando Norris after finishing fourth on Saturday and second on Sunday, both behind his British title rival.

The R-ace GP racer felt more at ease during Sunday’s second race than he had done on Saturday, but still found Norris to be untouchable up front, especially after an early race battle with Dorian Boccolacci that delayed the Belgian a little.

“It was a difficult weekend,” admitted Defourny on on Sunday. “We didn’t always have the pace, but we found more rhythm today.

“I am generally pleased with how I did. I tried to get the better of Lando at the start, but Dorian took advantage. When I regained the position, Lando was already far ahead and uncatchable.”

Defourny had slipped to third in the standings on Saturday with Harrison Scott taking the victory, but the second place on Sunday saw him regain second place, although he sits 39.5 points behind Norris with just the races at Spa-Francorchamps and Estoril to come.

“I am looking forward to Spa,” said Defourny. “We do well there and I will give it my all to get the best possible result.”