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Stunning weekend for Palmer at Snetterton

With the weekend divided into two halves, with a qualifying andy two races on each day, Will went into the first qualifying session on Saturday very confident having been fastest in the dry by almost half a second in testing on both Thursday and Friday.

An overnight shower had made the track damp but dry enough for all drivers to pit for slicks early on. The battle at the top of the times quickly emerged to be between Palmer and Brazilian Gaetano Di Mauro, with the pair improving each lap as their slick tyres got up to temperature. Will initially went quickest with his final lap of the session, but having been ahead on track, Di Mauro had an extra lap which was enough to secure him pole position.

The track had dried up for race one, which Palmer would start from second place. After losing a place off the start, a bold move around the outside of Connor Jupp at Agostini hairpin saw Will move back into second place, and with a ten second penalty for leader Di Mauro, the de facto race lead. Finishing right on the tail of the Brazilian with fastest lap of the race after an exciting battle between the two, Will took his first victory of the weekend, with Di Mauro still finishing second after his penalty.

Starting from pole in the second race that day, Will held the lead and pulled away setting a number of fastest laps en route to his second win of the day by just under five seconds, once again over Di Mauro.

For qualifying on Sunday, conditions had drastically changed, with heavy rain making the track very treacherous. Palmer led the early proceedings, but in the end fell just short of pole position after Di Mauro snatched it on his final lap.

An excellent start to the wet first race saw Will recover the advantage and pull out an early lead before a safety car for the stricken car of Fernando Urrutia. After the restart, Palmer set a searing pace to streak away from Di Mauro and take the win with fastest lap, over fifteen seconds clear of the field.

The track was still damp for race four, but all drivers opted for slick tyres, with Will on pole and aiming to take a fourth consecutive victory. A good start saw him hold the lead, but he lost out to Di Mauro at the Esses on the first lap, and despite setting his fourth fastest lap of the weekend, Will was forced to settle for second place, an astonishing twenty seconds clear of the third placed driver.

"I couldn't have hoped for much more from the weekend so I'm delighted with how it's gone! The pace has been very strong all weekend in the wet and the dry, proven by the four fastest race laps, and the team have done a great job to give me an excellent car for all conditions. It's been close with Gaetano this weekend, and we are still very close in the championship, so I'm sure the racing at Brands Hatch will be very exciting! I took a pole and a win last time we raced there in last year's Winter Series, so heading there now I'm confident of winning more races and securing the championship!"

The last round of the Winter Series takes place on the 22nd and 23rd November on the Brands Hatch Indy circuit, with Will currently leading the series by twelve points over Di Mauro.

Latest Results

Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Spain
Race 2
1.G Alesi16 laps
2.A Hubert+2.077s
3.J Hughes+2.376s
4.J Correa+3.295s
5.D Boccolacci+3.593s
6.N Kari+3.959s
7.C Ilott+4.904s
8.S Laaksonen+5.544s
9.L Pulcini+6.103s
13.W Palmer+12.603s

Latest Eurocup Standings

1.S Fenestraz367.5 points
2.W Palmer298 points
3.R Shwartzman285 points
4.M Defourny255 points
5.G Aubry232 points
6.M Fewtrell164 points
7.D Ticktum134 points
8.Y Ye106.5 points
9.R Verschoor89 points
10.A Peroni72 points