GP3 Series

DeFrancesco Hopeful for Strong Showing in GP3 Finale

1 Mins read
Devlin DeFrancesco
Credit: Zak Mauger/GP3 Series Media Service.

Devlin DeFrancesco is looking to end the GP3 Series on a high this weekend in Abu Dhabi.

Almost two months since it was last in action, the finale of the 2018 GP3 Series takes place this weekend.

The highly technical Yas Marina Circuit is made up of long straights, mixed with long high-speed turns, accumulating in a notoriously tricky final sector.

Despite having never visited the Emirati track before, the young Canadian feels well prepared from his simulator programme.

“Abu Dhabi is such a cool place and the track looks mega. We’ve done a lot of sim work so I’m feeling prepared and ready to go,” said DeFrancesco.

During the 54-day gap between races, DeFrancesco rejoined the JDC-Motorsports team for a successful outing in Georgia for the Motul Petit Le Mens. Despite being only his second ever endurance race, he demonstrated his adaptability and raw talent ending the gruelling 10-hour race in ninth overall.

DeFrancesco joined the GP3 mid-season from the FIA European Formula 3 Championship, thrown into the deep end with zero testing under his belt.

Reflecting on his 2018 so far, DeFrancesco said: “The big focus now is trying to finish off the season as high as I can with MP and see what next year brings. I’m really looking forward to ending the season on a high with everyone who has worked hard with me in 2018.”

The track action begins with a practice session on 23 November at 10.15 local time.

Related posts
GP3 SeriesPorsche Carrera Cup Australia

Joey Mawson set for guest entry for Porsche Carrera Cup Australia

1 Mins read
Upcoming single-seater racer explores sports car options in F1 supporting Porsche Carrera Cup race.
GP3 Series

Giuliano Alesi: "Sometime it Went Good, Sometimes Bad, But I Always Learned From Them"

2 Mins read
Giuliano Alesi looks back on his 2018 GP3 Series, as he prepares for a Formula 2 test this week.
GP3 Series

Ilott Claims Third in GP3 Standings

2 Mins read
Callum Ilott rounds off a strong rookie season in the GP3 Series with third in the championship.

Leave a Reply