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Will Palmer secures Eurocup P2 with strong drives in Barcelona

Will Palmer secured second position in the final Formula Renault Eurocup standings in Barcelona this weekend (28-29 October), following three hard fought race performances during the season finale at the Circuit de Catalunya.

The R-ace GP driver retained an outside chance of overhauling his title rival Sacha Fenestraz heading into the meeting, and he qualified on the front row with a great lap in the first qualifying session of the weekend to give himself every chance of extending the title fight.

From second on the grid, the BRDC Superstar maintained his position throughout Saturday's opening race, finishing comfortably ahead of Fenestraz back in fourth place. This ensured that the Sussex driver's title hopes continued into the final two races of the season the following day.

Qualifying for Sunday's two races took place on Saturday evening, with Will securing eighth and fourth place starting positions for the last two races of the year.

Under pressure to rise to the front, Will coolly scythed his way up to sixth position on the opening lap of race two, avoiding chaos around him as a number of drivers were eliminated from the race in a multi-car pileup. The race was red-flagged at this point, temporarily neutralising the field.

Following the red flag interruption and clear up, the race was resumed, but before Will could make any further progress the safety car was deployed to address an incident involving two other drivers. Consequently, Will only had a handful of minutes remaining to race and he was denied the opportunity to progress further up the order.

Sixth place wasn't quite enough for Will's title charge to carry on to the grand finale, but it placed the 20-year-old into prime position to claim second overall in the final standings.

Starting from fourth in the last race of the weekend, Will withstood immense pressure from a large chasing pack throughout the contest's 25-minute duration, to deliver a second place championship finish.

Will finished the 2017 Formula Renault Eurocup with three wins - including an outstanding victory in support of the Monaco Grand Prix - and additional seven podiums. Will also played a key role in ensuring that his R-ace GP team claimed the Teams Championship.

Will said: "Overall Barcelona was a solid weekend to end the year. The pace was strong throughout, as we qualified and finished seocnd for race one, but as there were 32 cars on track I didn't manage to put in a representative lap time in second qualifying due to traffic. That meant I started from 8th for race two, from where I made up two places to sixth.

"In the final race I started fourth and was pressuring hard for third throughout the race, but it's not the easiest track to overtake on so I hat to settle for fourth. 

"It's been a great season and I think I can be proud to finish as vice champion in such a competitive championship. R-ace GP have done a great job this year, winning the team's title and I have learnt a lot working with them do I have to say a massive thanks to them as well."

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