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Will Palmer takes Formula Renault Eurocup battle to the wire

Will Palmer is just one of two men remaining in contention for the 2017 Formula Renault Eurocup, following a triple points-scoring effort, including a fine second place in the final race of the event, at the legendary Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium this weekend (23-24 September).

The R-ace GP driver leaves the world-famous Ardennes venue second overall in the championship standings, trailing only Sacha Fenestraz in the standings.

Will bounced back well throughout the weekend following a disappointing initial qualifying session on Friday which left the Sussex driver starting ninth for Saturday's first and second races. The 20-year-old bounced back strongly in the later qualifying session for Sunday morning's final race with the third fastest time.

Unfortunately, Will was denied any opportunity to make any progress up the first race of the weekend which was scuppered by misty conditions. The field completed three laps behind the safety car, after which half points were awarded with forced to remain in ninth.

Will did make ground in the second race of the weekend later on though, rising from ninth to eighth early on before the race was interrupted by a safety car period. Upon the race's resumption, Will made the most of good pace to maintain the pressure on those ahead of him and he eventually rose to a sixth place finish when he passed Yifei Ye late in the race. 

Mist threatened again on Sunday morning, but this time conditions cleared enough for racing to get underway properly, with Will getting away strongly from the second row of the grid. Will was the star of one of the race's most exciting moments as he ran three abreast alongside Robert Shwartzman and Max Fewtrell on the opening lap to secure second position.

Thereafter, Will was able to follow Fenestraz closely, matching the championship leader for pace and following him home to the flag, and he was less than a second in arrears as the race ended.

These results leave will in 52.5 points behind the championship lead with 75 still available in the season's remaining three races. The championship will be decided on 28-29 October at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Spain.

Will said: "It's been a mixed weekend at Spa. The pace hs generally been strong, with second group qualifying two which we managed to convert to second place in the race. I was pushing hard for the win but it wasn't quite possible. 

"Unfortunately we had a messy first qualifying, finishing fifth in the group which meant I started races one and two from ninth. From there, the first race was a non event as we only drove behind the safety car due to fog, before a red flag before i managed to progress to sixth in race two with some overtakes. 

"Looking ahead to the last weekend, the gap is quite large to the leader but you never know what can happen - I will just be focussing on doing the best I can in each of the races in Barcelona."

Latest Results

Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium
Race Three
1.S Fenestraz11 Laps
2.W Palmer+0.847s
3.M Defourny+5.972s
4.G Aubry+7.752s
5.N Verhagen+10.515s
6.J Opmeer+12.215s
7.D Ticktum+12.698s
8.Y Ye+13.381s
9.M Fewtrell+15.011s
10.A Vartanyan+18.397s


Latest Eurocup Standings

1.S Fenestraz312.5 points
2.W Palmer260 points
3.M Defourny232 points
4.R Shwartzman217 points
5.G Aubry209 points
6.M Fewtrell146 points
7.D Ticktum122 points
8.Y Ye103.5 points
9.A Peroni67 points
10.R Verschoor54 points