Juju Noda keeps the championship open

Drexler Formula Cup - Automotodrom Brno (CZE)

For Juju Noda (Noda Racing) the success curve just doesn't stop. At the 7th round of the Drexler Formula Cup in Brno, the Japanese driver scored her second double victory of this year's season. First, Noda set the fastest lap times in qualifying and took pole position for both races. Outstanding was her fastest lap for the 2nd race on Sunday, where she sensationally drove around the Masaryk Circuit with a 1:51.378 min and distanced the competition with Sandro Zeller (Jo Zeller Racing) and Benjamin Berta (Franz Wöss Racing). Noda then made no secret in both races to the Drexler Formula Cup that the victory will only go through you. It was really exciting for the other podium positions, where Sandro Zeller and Benjamin Berta fought a duel on equal terms, as they have done so often this season. Benjamin Berta came out on top in both races and thus created a points cushion in the battle for the championship, which will be decided in October at the finale in Mugello (ITA). Behind the top three, Hungarian Janos Magyar (Magyar Racing Team) finished fourth both times.


First match point for Benjamin Berta

Drexler-Automotive Formula Cup - Automotodrom Brno (CZE)

After its summer break, the Drexler Formula Cup starts the next round in Brno (08.-10.September). The traditional circuit in the Czech Republic heralds the final autumn in the formula racing series. Recently there was good news from Brno, because there are changes in terms of ownership. The track is getting a new owner in Karel Hubacek, who wants to further develop the traditional race track. With Karel Abraham, an important mastermind of the circuit will also remain. Abraham will be a member of the supervisory board of the Masaryk Circuit in the future. The Masaryk Racing Days on the Motorcycle Grand Prix circuit have been a fixed part of the Drexler Formula Cup for years. As every year, the racing program is top-class. The focus will be on the BOSS GP with Formula 1 and GP2 racing cars. In addition, the touring cars of the TCR Eastern Europe, the GT series, as well as the SCC are expected to cause a sensation. Furthermore, the HAIGO racing series with Formula - and touring cars will be at the start. "With the race weekend in Brno, the Drexler Formula Cup starts into the hot phase. In Formula 3, a preliminary decision can be made here before we then have the final in Mugello," says coordinator Franz Wöss. The Schwarzenberg team boss and organizer is referring in particular to his protégé Benjamin Berta. The Hungarian comes to Brno as the leader of the Formula 3 standings. Behind the driver from the Franz Wöss Racing team is Sandro Zeller (Jo Zeller Racing) from Switzerland. The defending champion will try everything in Brno to close the gap and postpone the title decision to the finale at Mugello. In third place is Juju Noda (Noda Racing), who is currently trailing Bernardo Pellegrini (HP Powertrain) in fourth. On the Masaryk Ring, the local heroes should not play an insignificant role. Vaclav Safar will start for Franz Wöss Racing. The Czech will again attempt to finish on the podium at his home race. The same goes for Vaclav Lausmann (Sape Motorsport), who has established himself in the Formula 3 Trophy standings this season. Marcel Tobler (Jo Zeller Racing) has been the champion since the race at Hockenheim. Tobler has laid the foundation for this success with three one-two victories so far. The other places are occupied by Francesco Solfarolli (Facondini Racing) and Eduardo Bonanomi (Team Automobile Tricolore). Urs Rüttimann (Jo Zeller Racing) and Luca Iannaccone (Franz Wöss Racing) can still hope for the podium in the overall standings. Andre Petropoulos (Team Hoffmann Racing), who recently finished in the points at Hockenheim, is also expected to score points. Fabio Turchetto (A.S.D.Ruote Scoperte M.) is currently leading the Formula Light category with mainly Formula Renault racing cars. Robert Siska (Franz Wöss Racing) and Dr. Norbert Groer (Team Hoffmann Racing), who are tied behind him, still have the chance to catch up with Turchetto. On Friday (08.09.) the first qualifying session for the Drexler Formula Cup will take place after the free practice sessions at 15.45 hrs. The 1st run will take place on Saturday (09.09.) at 9.35 am. After the 2nd Qaulifying at 9.00 o'clock on Sunday morning (10.09.) the 2nd run will take place at 11.25 o'clock. 

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First Formula 3 podiums for Maximilian Malinowski and Andre Petropoulos

Drexler-Automotive Formula Cup

At the 6th round of the Drexler Formula Cup not only the fight in the Formula 3 Cup was really exciting. In the Formula 3 Trophy two youngsters attracted attention. Maximilian Malinowski (Franz Wöss Racing) and Andre Petropoulos (Team Hoffmann Racing) both made a strong impression at the Hockenheimring and finished on the podium. Maximilian Malinowski seemed to feel right at home in his first Formula 3 race. The 22-year-old from Kornwestheim finished second twice behind double winner Marcel Tobler (Jo Zeller Racing). Andre Petropoulos also climbed onto the podium in race 1 with a third-place finish. Both youngsters come from karting backgrounds and celebrated their first successes early on. Maximilian Malinowski completed test drives in quite different motorsport categories in the recent past. He drove in the TCR touring car and in the Porsche 991 GT3. The highlight was certainly the test drives in the LMP3 sports car at Hockenheim. "Maximilian has great talent for racing. You can see that he approaches the tasks with a certain routine. I was pleased that it worked so well at his Formula 3 debut. The results speak for themselves," says Franz Wöss. Andre Petropoulos has been in the Formula business for quite some time. Last year, he celebrated his first major success on the circuit by finishing runner-up in the Drexler Formula Cup. Petropoulos was honored among the best motorsport drivers of the ADAC Württemberg last year. An award that is already bearing fruit as motivation for the 20-year-old Formula driver this season. The driver from Sindelfingen feels very much at home in Team Hoffmann Racing and knows the team from his time in Formula Renault. He has met the challenge of competing in Formula 3 well in the races so far. Both Maximilian Malinowski and Andre Petropoulos are likely to cause a stir in the Formula 3 Trophy in the near future.

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After Swiss triple victory Juju Noda strikes back

Drexler- Automotive Formula Cup - Hockenheimring

The 6th round of the Drexler Formula Cup was initially affected by inclement weather at Hockenheim on Friday. The rain caused enormous problems for the drivers in Formula 3 and Formula Light. Accordingly, it was not easy to find the right set-up. The double winner of Spa Francorchamps Juju Noda (Noda Racing)initially prevailed in the rainy qualifying against the competition and pushed ahead of Sandro Zeller (Jo Zeller Racing) by 0.974 seconds.In the second free practice, however, Noda had with a 1:34, 805 min on dry track a fast lap, which attracted greater attention.


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