Two podiums and three trophies made the sixth round of the Formula Renault Eurocup at the Nürburgring another weekend to remember for Dan Ticktum racing for Arden.
Having previously impressed in wet conditions at the Hungaroring a fortnight ago, Dan proved that he can be just as successful in the dry. He led early in the free practices on Friday and continued his impressive form to finish P4 in the afternoon session.
Dan carried this speed straight into qualifying, where he secured an impressive P3 start for Race 1 and P2 start for Race 2.
A man on a mission, Dan got off to a great start in Race 1 on Saturday; he immediately put intense pressure on Max Defourny before a fast Sacha Fenestraz caught and overtook the Red Bull Junior Team driver. Dan later fought off the approaching Max Fewtrell and as the fastest car on the track held his position to finish P4 and as the best Rookie.
Race 2 started behind the Safety Car due to very wet track conditions. When the field started racing after lap 3, Dan kept close to Sacha Fenestraz, the pole sitter, but the fight didn’t last long as a crash further down the field brought the Safety Car out once more.
Wasting no time at the re-start and not wanting to sit in second, Dan attempted an ambitious move on the inside to overtake Fenestraz but was held off by a great defensive drive from the Frenchman. Dan eventually finished in P2 and once again took home the Rookie win.
Dan Ticktum: “We got lots of points this weekend and it has been a great step forward. The big thing has been our pace improvement in the dry which is what we needed, the wet pace was already there. It is such a great feeling being on the podium after all the hard work that we have put in with Arden.
“The objective now is to continue to build on our results here, and from the Hungaroring, at the Red Bull Ring next weekend. Having tested there in the past it gives me confidence that we will have success at this track.”
The next round of the Formula Renault Eurocup will take place at the Red Bull Ring from 21 – 23 July.
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