Nico Gruber (AUT) and Philipp Regensperger (GER) active in TCR Germany

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Two former champions from the Drexler Formula Cup and Remus Formula Cup are once again active in touring car racing this season. More specifically, both are competing in the ADAC TCR Germany, which is part of the International German GT Championship (ADAC GT Masters). Austrian Nico Gruber made a splash as a series newcomer last year, winning in his very first TCR outing in the Hyundai i30N TCR at the Lausitzring. Gruber finished third in the Junior classification at the end of the season, causing a surprise not only for Hyundai Team Engstler. He last sat in a formula car in 2019, when he won the Formula Renault class in the Drexler Formula Cup in commanding fashion. Philipp Regensperger's motorsport career followed a similar path to Nico Gruber's. Regensperger also comes from karting and made his entry into circuit racing in a formula car. In 2017, he finished runner-up in the Remus Formula Cup overall drivers' classification in Formula 3 and also claimed victory in the German Formula 3 Cup classification. Last season, the 22-year-old from Bavaria competed in the TCR for Team Lubner Motorsport. This year, team boss Mirko Lubner is now planning a full season in the ADAC TCR Germany in an Opel Astra TCR. Both Nico Gruber and Philipp Regensperger have gained a lot of circuit experience in formula racing. This now also needs to be implemented in the TCR touring car in order to continue to be successful.

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Warm-up at the Hungaroring

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Next week ( 16.-18.04.2021) the Formula season will start at the Hungaroring in the framework of the FIA CEZ and the Austrian National Racing Car Championship. Preparations are currently in full swing. The start of the new circuit season is also a welcome opportunity for some drivers from the Drexler Formula Cup to put the first kilometers under their wheels this year. The races will be held in the categories of the FIA CEZ - Division 2 with Formula Renault, Formula 4 and, of course, Formula 3. The Race Car National Championship and the Race Car Cup of the AMF will again be contested internationally in 2021. Last year Sandro Zeller (SUI) took the overall victory here in Division 1. The Hungarian Benjamin Berta won Division 2 and Paolo Brajnik (ITA) was victorious in Division 3. "We are excited to see how the first two sprint races on the Formula 1 track just outside Budapest will go," says Franz Wöss. He also has more detailed information ready for all interested teams and drivers who want to contest the opening round of the FIA CEZ and the Austrian Racing Car National Championship at the Hungaroring.

Info under: franz.woess.racing@aon.at

RS. 07.04.2021
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No LEEB circuit trophy at the Red Bull Ring

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Like in 2020 there will be no LEEB Rundstreckentrophy at the Red Bull Ring this year. On Friday race director Gerhard Leeb pulled the ripcord. The preparations for the traditional event, which takes place annually in mid-May in the run-up to the Formula 1 Grand Prix and the Moto GP, had been underway for a long time. This means that the Drexler Formula Cup will no longer be held in its 2nd round. The currently new and again intensified developments in the Covid-19 pandemic left the LEEB Group no other choice in its decision. This is because almost 90 percent of the participants come from neighboring countries such as the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Poland, Italy, Switzerland and Germany. The development and enforcement of entry and exit regulations are no longer predictable at all. "I think Gerhard Leeb did not make his decision easy. Unfortunately, the infection figures in the countries in the middle of Europe have gone really high, even if we all had more hope on this subject in the spring of this year," says Franz Wöss of the Drexler Formula Cup. He is now trying to find an alternative date together with other racing series, but this is proving enormously difficult when it comes to planning racing events in 2021. "We have to try everything now and will get together. I have already made many telephone calls in the short time available," says Franz Wöss.

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Formula 3 remains the driving force

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After a successful season last year, but a really difficult one due to Corona, the Drexler Formula Cup is ready to start in 2021. The season will kick off on the first weekend in May, when the Formula racing series meets at the Formula 1 circuit in Monza, Italy. "We're hoping for a great grid in Italy. To what extent the travel regulations will affect motorsport, as they did last year, remains to be seen. The local organizers will prepare everything as best as possible to meet the hygiene and safety regulations," says coordinator Franz Wöss. A total of five classification classes will be integrated into the Drexler Formula Cup in 2021. This wide range of possible applications has always aroused interest among teams and drivers. From Formula 3, to Formula Renault and Formula 4, the established classifications are included.


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