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Palou, Twynham thrilled by season opener at Nürburgring

08.05.2014

They both performed extremely well last weekend during the German venue of the Euroformula Open


The Euroformula Open kicked off its 2014 season at Nürburgring last weekend. And after two races the general public already noticed some big names in the future of motorsport. Among others Alex Palou and Cameron Twynham were two of them.

Palou, making his debut in the series driving for Campos Racing, took his maiden win on Saturday before retiring on Sunday when he was running in second behind Sandy Stuvik (RP Motorsport). “I was not expecting this debut. It was perfect, achieving pole position, fastest lap and win in race one. At any moment I felt at home, both in and out of the car, with my mechanics and engineers. It´s such a pity to retire in race two due to mechanical problems. This weekend gives me confidence for the future and to keep working as hard as possible. I would like to start by thanking everyone at Campos Racing this effort from the very beginning. I would particularly like to thank Adrián Campos and Adrián Campos Jr. helping me with their advice”, Palou said.

Twynham, Briton driving for Team West-Tec after finishing runner-up to Richard Gonda (Drivex) last season, came third in race two at Nürburgring. Delighted by his result, Twynham explained: “We ended up third, despite dicing alongside Tanart with severely worn tyres. I’m delighted that we achieved our podium goal, and happy with the overall pace. However, we need to make some adjustments with the car in order to preserve new tires over a race distance. This weekend has given me a tremendous confidence boost, although we are still working hard to improve in qualifying and race trim. Every round is important, but this was crucial in understanding where we stood compared to our rivals. We’re in a very good position going forward”.