The AVF by Adrián Vallés team faced a challenging weekend at Spa-Francorchamps in the penultimate round of the Formula Renault Eurocup 2.0 season. After some early struggles, the team improved considerably with both drivers as the event progressed.
After scoring P14 in race 1, when he was hit by another driver, 20-year-old British racer Harrison Scott delivered a spectacular comeback from 9th place in race 2, pulling several impressive passes on his way to a top-5 finish.
Portuguese Henrique Chaves also faced a troubled run in race 1 but rebounded well on Sunday to post a 7th place which handed him valuable points for the championship. The final round of the season will be on the 22nd and 23rd of October at Estoril.
Harrison Scott – Q1 7th; R1 14th; Q2 9th; R2 5th
“It’s been a tough weekend. We struggled on Friday because while the pace was OK, it wasn’t where it used to be in the last few races. We tried to get the speed out of the car and yesterday in qualifying I managed to get fifth but again, I really couldn’t just handle the car and I was losing a lot of time. In the race I lost my front wing as a car just came flying on the inside and didn’t make the corner, hitting me as a consequence. Today we changed a lot and I had a much better feeling with the car but then qualifying was only P9 as we were lacking all-around speed. With a better handling on the car for race 2, I managed to pick up some places and find myself in P5. After that I had a big gap and couldn’t catch the group in front but I was really happy to come away with fifth today”.
Henrique Chaves – Q1 17th; R1 DNF; Q2 15th ; R2 7th
“In race 1 I broke my wing in lap 2. I had made an amazing start being P9 on the second lap, but then with the bad wing I started to lose more and more ground with no opportunities to overtake. Race 2 was interesting and really tight. The start was quite good as I gained some places straight away and then the set-up that the team chose was really quick on the straight so I could overtake a lot. At some point I was sixth but then with the oversteer that I had I couldn’t do more. I tried to defend until the end, and P7 starting from P15 is a good result for me, thanks to the team for their great effort.