Guillem Pujeu achieves overwhelming success in Alcañiz

The Figueres native driver won three out of three races at F4 Spain’s season opener in Alcañiz with his FA Racing-run Tatuus-Abarth. Pujeu excelled driving and race management at Motorland Aragón and leads championships standings after the first round

Guillem Pujeu made an impressive start to the season as the young ace dominated the first event of the Spanish F4 Championship in Alcañiz. Pujeu’s effort together with FA Racing in preseason testing paid off at Motorland Aragón.

Just like in preseason testing at the same circuit, Pujeu led the way in the private testing ahead of qualifying. Pujeu posted a best lap of 1:50.519, more than six tenths clear of his closest rival. Besides, FA Racing and their mechanics also made an excellent work to repair on time the car following an off track.

On Saturday, Pujeu secured a front-row start with 2nd-fastest lap time of 1:50.938, which was a mere tenth slower than Isac Blomqvist’s pole position. In the afternoon, Pujeu stayed right behind Blomqvist for ten laps but with five laps to go moved into the lead to take the chequered flag in first place.

Sunday saw a similar performance coming from Pujeu. In Race 2, Pujeu passed Blomqvist for the lead at the start and pulled away scoring the fastest lap. The driver of FA Racing built a 4-second gap to add another triumph to his tally. In Race 3, Guillem set to start from the front row after clocking a time of 1:51.385 in Q2. Pujeu ran in second place behind Amaury Cordeel until three laps to go. Cordeel handed a penalty and Pujeu inherited the lead scoring another fastest lap.

“It was an amazing way to kick the season off scoring three fantastic race wins. You never expect to start like that but of course it is always welcomed! We completed a great work with FA Racing throughout the weekend and, of course, also in preseason testing” explained Pujeu. The Spain F4 series points leader Pujeu underlined: “we must working in the same because, paradoxically, there is still room for improvement. It’s a long championship and we have to keep pushing. Our rivals will fight even harder and we can’t take anything for granted. Finally, thanks to all!”