Sovereign performance by Cian Carey and Sandro Zeller

Drexler Formula Cup - Imola (ITA)

With a record field of 37 cars, the drivers in the Drexler Formula Cup and the Top Jet F2000 Italian Trophy provided plenty of action on the 4.909 kilometre Formula 1 circuit in Imola. After a totally rainy qualifying, Sandro Zeller (Jo Zeller Racing) had secured pole position. Cian Carey (Franz Wöss Racing) held Benjamin Berta (Team Hoffmann Racing) at bay in third place, while co-favourite Paolo Brajnik failed to set a qualifying time. Qualifying was a special challenge for all drivers in these adverse conditions late on Friday afternoon.

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Second round in Imola

Drexler-Automotive Formula Cup

The Autodromo "Enzo e Dino Ferrari" will host the third round of the Drexler Formula Cup this coming weekend. In cooperation with the TopJet F2000 Italian Trophy, the Drexler Formula Cup is in the best of company. For the championships of Italy, the circuit racing season enters the next round. The TCR Italy Touring Car Championship and the Italian Formula 4 Championship will join the Porsche Carrera Cup Italia and the Clio Cup Europe on the Formula 1 track at the ACI Racing Weekend. After the cracker of a field at Monza, Imola is set to be buzzing with over 40 Formula cars. "In Imola, the interest of the teams is at least as high as in Monza. In the past, we had even bigger starting fields there," says coordinator Franz Wöss. There will be another clash with the pilots from the TopJet F.2000 Italy Trophy.

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Paolo Brajnik celebrates double victory

Drexler Formula Cup - Monza (ITA)

The second round of the Drexler Formula Cup in Monza was contested by a record field of 40 Formula cars. The clash with the TopJet F2000 Formula Trrophy kept the predicted elements of tension at a very good level. One of the top favourites, Serbian Paolo Brajnik (NV Racing), was already in top form in qualifying with his Dallara F320, setting the fastest time of 1:46.384 minutes. After the eleven-lap chase on the 5.793-kilometre Grand Prix circuit was released on Saturday afternoon, Brajnik took the lead. Behind him was Cian Carey in his first Formula 3 outing for the Franz Wöss Racing team. After Bernardo Pellegrini (HAT Powerteam) could not hold on to his third position and dropped back a bit, Renato Papaleo (One Management) and Sandro Zeller (Jo Zeller Racing) set the tone behind the leading duo. Almost over the entire race distance, the positions remained occupied. When the safety car had to take to the track three minutes before the end of the race, things got exciting again. After the restart, Carey put all his eggs in one basket and passed Brajnik. But Brajnik counter-attacked in the last lap before the chicane and kept the upper hand until the finish with a lead of 0.855 seconds.

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Champion Sandro Zeller starts in Monza

Drexler-Automotive Formula Cup

The second round of the Drexler Formula Cup will take place on the 5.793-kilometre Formula 1 track in Monza next weekend (22-24 April). For some of Italy's championships, the new motorsport year begins in the royal park. The TCR Italy Touring Car Championship, the Italiano Gran Turismo Sprint and the BMW M2 CS Racing Cup Italy will provide plenty of excitement at the ACI Racing Weekend. As in 2021, the Drexler Formula Cup is teaming up with the Top Jet F.2000 Italy Trophy and will feature a cracker of a field of over 30 cars. "The interest of the teams is huge, as it is every year before Monza. We are looking forward to this event as part of the circuit championships in Italy," says coordinator Franz Wöss. At all championship rounds that the Drexler Formula Cup will hold in Italy this season, they will be at the start together with the Italian Formula 3 scene.

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