Guillem Pujeu eyes podium at home round in Barcelona

Spaniard Pujeu will contest Round 4 of the 2018 Spain F4 Championship at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, his home round in the calendar. Pujeu has great expectations ahead of the weekend after a successful collective test in August.

Long summer break ends and Guillem Pujeu is back to drive his FA Racing-run Tatuus-Abarth in the F4 Spain Championship. Pujeu heads into the weekend with optimism as the event takes place at Ciruit de Barcelona-Catalunya, which it’s his home round. The Figueres native expects to return to form in Montmeló after scoring a triple win at Motorland Aragón’s season opener.

Pujeu currently sits third in the standings on 105 points, just 14 points behind the leader, with three rounds to go yet. The season is featuring a closely-fought battle as there are four drivers separated by 19 points. The Spaniard, who has three wins to his name this season, explains: “we scored a triple win at Motorland Aragón thanks to our hard work together with FA Racing. FA Racing’s strategy there was perfect and we took the lead, which was our goal in Alcañiz. However, Valencia didn’t go according to plan as the extinguisher caused corrosion damage. At least, we managed to grab several fourth place finishes, which could play a key role in title fight.”

For Barcelona, Pujeu adds “my goal is to retake the lead because I want to claim the title in order to make a name for myself on the European single-seater stage.” Besides racing at home, which is a powerful morale booster, Guillem carried out a positive F4 Spain’s collective test with his FA Racing team. “We tried different things and I think we have a competitive car for this round, but obviously we need to prove it through the weekend But I think we have everything to start on the right foot. I believe Barcelona is a very important weekend for the title bid. The weather forecast also suggests storms, so we need to put together a mistake-free work” underlined the driver of FA Racing.

Two free practice sessions will take place on Friday before qualifying at 16.45 (CET). Race 1 is scheduled on Friday evening at 19.50 (CET) with Saturday’s race 2 at 10.35 (CET).