Pons Racing has positive opening day at Jerez


The Spanish squad kept their name in the top-10 in practice for the final round of the 2014 World Series Renault season.

Pons Racing experienced a positive day at Jerez, in the two practice session for the Formula Renault 3.5 2014 grand finale. Lining-up in beautiful Andalusia, the teams and drivers faced a foggy morning, although the temperatures went up dramatically throughout the day.

Colombian Oscar Tunjo continued in his impressive rookie season. After ending up 19th in the morning, the 18-year-old from Cali showed his full potential in the afternoon, climbing up to the 6th place.

Dutchman Meindert van Buuren also had a solid and competitive day. In the morning session, in order to prepare for qualifying, he went on-track in low fuel conditions to end up in a positive 7th position, while in the afternoon he completed a race simulation and took the 14th place.

Oscar Tunjo – FP1: P19 – FP2: P6
“First of all I feel good and happy to be back racing. I think we are doing well although this track is pretty difficult. Everybody do tests here as well as in Le Castellet, while I have only been here once and quite some time ago. Despite that fact, we’re good. We aren’t far on new tires and I’m confident we can keep it up with the good work tomorrow”.

Meindert van Buuren – FP1: P7 – FP2: P14
“This morning we focused on testing for qualifying because we had a set of new tires and qualifying is also going to be in the morning with similar conditions. In the afternoon then we did a race simulation, once again with a very positive results. Then we switched to short runs but at that point there wasn’t too much time left. I think we’re in good shape but the key moment for tomorrow will be qualifying…”.