Francesco Galli wins the season opener

Drexler Formula Cup - Vallelunga (ITA)

Francesco Galli (GMotorsport) is the winner of the season opener of the Drexler Formula Cup in Vallelunga. After taking pole position on Saturday with a qualifying time of 1:28.410 minutes, Galli dominated the first race of the new season in impressive style. Defending champion Benjamin Berta (Franz Wöss Racing) was 0.466 seconds behind in qualifying. Behind the driver from Hungary, Sandro Zeller (Jo Zeller Racing) made it onto the second row of the grid, which was completed by Dino Rasero (PURESPORT). Things got pretty turbulent after the start. Galli initially lost the lead to Berta and Zeller attacked the Hungarian, who found himself in second position behind Galli a few metres later. ‘My start was not good, but after three corners I was back in front,’ said Galli. Then three cars at the back of the field collided with each other, triggering a ten-minute safety car period. This action was a real pity for the course of the race, because a lot of time was lost recovering the cars.

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Start of the season at the gates of Rome

Drexler - Automotive Formula Cup - Vallelunga (ITA)

The Drexler Formula Cup starts its 11th season in Vallelunga. At the end of 2012, the FIA announced the cancellation of several national Formula 3 championships. One of the Formula 3 championships that had to suspend its sporting ambitions virtually overnight was the Austria Formula 3 Cup. However, there were supporters and sponsors of the Formula 3 scene. Things continued with the Remus Formula Cup. Then, with the support of Drexler-Automotive GmbH from Salzweg in Bavaria, the current formula sprint series was successfully continued and established as one of the most attractive formula series in Europe. Thanks to the co-operation with the ZINOX F2000 Trophy, which presents the Formula 3 scene in Italy, the Drexler Formula Cup can also boast a high-calibre calendar this season.

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Mourning the loss of Dirk Hartung

Drexler Automotive Formel Cup

dirk hartungHe has reported on all the Drexler Formula Cup races on social media in recent years. Dirk Hartung died unexpectedly this week. The organisation, all teams and drivers, as well as the supporters and sponsors of the formula series mourn the loss of Dirk Hartung. The journalist and photographer passed away unexpectedly in Vienna at the age of 57. Dirk Hartung had been involved in the organisation of the Drexler Formula Cup since 2018. With a great deal of commitment, he built up and shaped the image of the Formula Series on social media. He played a leading role in his journalistic and photographic activities, managing the Drexler Formula Cup Facebook page and developing it into an up-to-date medium. Not forgetting his contacts with journalists and photographers throughout Europe, who were entrusted with assignments and research by him. Dirk Hartung founded the agency in 1998. The task and also his way of reflecting the diversity in Austrian and even worldwide motorsport was one of the most important goals of his work. For this business model, he built up countless contacts with photographers from the motorsport scene in order to be able to provide up-to-date reports as a motorsport picture and news agency at all times. The Drexler Formula Cup also always found a worthy place on the agency's homepage with current reports and background stories. The Drexler Formula Cup would like to express its deepest sympathy to his partner and all those left behind. Dirk was a fun-loving and unique person. He was a valuable friend. We will miss him very much.

Organisation Drexler Formula Cup
Franz Wöss, Arnold Graier, Chris Höher and Rolf Schindler

Eight times full throttle on attractive racetracks in Europe

Drexler-Automotive Formula Cup

The Drexler Formula Cup has established itself as one of the most attractive and exciting formula racing series in Europe. If you look at the calendar for 2024, this is underpinned once again by the choice of race tracks. The eight weekends alone will be held on five race tracks where Formula 1 is at home. "As in the previous year, we have succeeded in offering a challenging calendar. The fact that the Red Bull Ring, Imola, Mugello, Hockenheim and Monza are very prestigious race tracks also makes us a little proud. We see it as a challenge to be able to race where the premier class sets up camp. We also have to keep an eye on the financial framework conditions," says Franz Wöss. The Drexler Formula Cup coordinator was able to count on the partnership with the Zinox F2000 Trophy in Italy when planning the season. The formula series from Italy will continue its cooperation with the Drexler Formula Cup. A total of 16 races are on the programme for 2024. The season will kick off on 21 April in Vallelunga. Just over a month later, the Drexler Formula Cup will take place at the Red Bull Ring (19th May). At the beginning of June, it will return to Italy. The third race is scheduled for Imola (2nd June). At the end of the month, the Drexler Formula Cup will meet at the Lausitzring (29 June). The Hockenheimring is back on the programme. On 27 July, they will be guests in Baden. After that, there will be a four-week summer break before the sixth event of the season at Mugello on 25 August. The formula series comes to Brno for the first weekend in September. The start at the Masaryk Racing Days (8 September) has almost become a tradition. One of the highlights of the season is the finale in Monza. The last trophies of this year's season will be awarded in the Royal Park on 6 October.

Drexler Formula Cup 2024 dates
21.04.2024 Vallelunga /ITA
19/05/2024 Red Bull Ring/AUT
02/06/2024 Imola/ITA
29/06/2024 Lausitzring/GER
27/07/2024 Hockenheim/GER
25/08/2024 Mugello/ITA
08/09/2024 Brno /CZE
06.10.2024 Monza / ITA

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