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PRESS RELEASE/ Oscar Piastri – Photo: Dutch Photo Agency

Formula Renault Eurocup front-runner Oscar Piastri is set for the second half of a challenging back-to-back race weekend as the series travels to Circuit Paul Ricard in France after racing around the streets of Monte Carlo last time out.
The Australian scored two top-five finishes in Monaco despite being frustrated with the difficulty of overtaking on the tight circuit. He currently sits third in the championship standings, just five points behind leader Victor Martins.

Located on a plateau near Le Castellet in the south of France, Circuit Paul Ricard has an incredible 169 different track configurations. Formula Renault Eurocup competitors will take to the 5.8km layout used by the Formula 1 World Championship at the French Grand Prix, with a chicane breaking up the 1.8km Mistral Straight.

Oscar and his R-ace GP team-mates will head to the track on Friday, May 31 for two Collective Tests, with a 20-minute qualifying session and 30-minute race held on both Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2. Live coverage of qualifying and both races should return for this weekend, with links to live timing and video shared across Oscar’s official social media channels, as well as updates and pictures.

“Paul Ricard is a pretty technical track – it’s one of the hardest on the calendar and probably not my favourite. There aren’t many reference points as it is all tarmac run off which makes it quite difficult.
“Sector one is critical and turns three, four, and five are hard to get right, but when you do it feels pretty cool. If you get it wrong in turn three your whole first sector is a mess. Sector three is one of the more difficult of the year. I’m not sure it’s a drivers’ favourite as its full of long radius corners that never seem to end but getting a lap together at Paul Ricard is very rewarding.
“The test there was pretty good earlier this year; Alex [Smolyar] and I were quickest for the sessions on day one. We’ve got the FR-19 in a good place and at Silverstone and Monaco we probably had the quickest car so we’re pretty confident.”


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