Hungry at Hockenheim: Alex Quinn secures podium finish as the season end draws near

November 11, 2020

Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0

It was another weekend of great success for the #YRDArmy superstar Alex Quinn, who once again impressed massively on the Formula Renault Eurocup stage at the Hockenheim circuit in Germany.

The weekend for Quinn got off to a flying start, never being outside of the top 2 in either of the practice sessions and ending the final one at the top of the chart ahead of all of his rivals.

The first qualifying of the weekend came and so did another outstanding performance from the young Brit, 3rd place after a tight session set Alex up perfectly heading into the fist of 2 action packed races that would lie ahead.

Alex got off to a great start in race one, putting all his talent down on the technical circuit as he battled hard from start to finish claiming P3 at the line and once again climbing back onto the podium to collect more silverware and a further rookie victory.

Sunday came and so did another round of qualifying and Quinn along with the other 2 Arden Motorsport talents were determined to set another good day up with some fast laps. Quinns qualifying saw him finish the session in position 6. Not the ideal situation but still the final race presented an opportunity to make some moves and climb back up the field.

Race two got underway and Quinn got straight to business passing cars and fighting his was back to finish an impressive 4th place and claim yet another rookie victory.

Leaving the round in Germany and now heading to the finale in France at the Circuit Paul Ricard, Quinn now leads the rookie standings and is in with a shot of the overall championship podium.

Ending on a high: Bart Horsten claims podium at season finale

It’s been a year of ups and downs for the young Australian talent of Bart Horsten, a new team, a new car and a new championship for 2020 meant the year was guaranteed to be a learning curve, however at Silverstone the hard work paid off as Bart once again climbed onto the podium to claim 2nd place and end the year in style.

The final round of the BRDC British F3 championship took place at the Silverstone international circuit alongside the infamous Silverstone 500 event which the #YRDArmy’s very own Tom Canning was participating in.

The weekend for Horsten got off to a difficult start following qualifying P14 after battling some oversteer during the session, but this would only spur Bart on heading into race one of the weekend. Lights went out and Bart got busy driving a stellar race from P14 all the way through to P9. A fantastic result in what was a very hectic race.

Race 2 and position 2 was the story of the penultimate race of the season as Bart returned to the podium after a phenomenal move into the Brooklands corner at Silverstone after gambling on the slick tyres paid off. A great result to add to his tally and a true performance of his talent.

The final race of the weekend and season did not bring such luck for Bart as he sadly suffered a DNF after contact early on. Bart now turns his attention to his off-season and preparation ahead of what looks to be a crazy 2021 ahead. Stay tuned for more.