Centenary Monza welcomes the Euroformula Open

20.09.2022

The 2022 Euroformula Open is reaching its final stage: as always, Monza and Barcelona will be the two  rounds closing the season and the decisive ones. Next weekend it will be the legendary Autodromo Nazionale di Monza hosting the three races of the Euroformula. It will do it in full gear, as the ‘Tempio della Velocità’ is celebrating this year its first century of activity. Only two other tracks in the world among the ones still in use, Indianapolis and Spa-Francochamps, have reached the ‘centenary’ status. The XXX circuit in Lombardy is a speed track by definition and remains one of the best proving grounds for young talents. The Euroformula Open will bring a number of those, who will have the opportunity to express their abilities at the wheel of the Dallara 320, considered the best car in its racing range.

The Euroformula Open gets to Monza with a clear leader, Oliver Goethe (Motopark), who has excelled throughout the season so far (10 wins and 5 pole positions) but nothing is done. The advantage of the Dane is currently 91 points, but with 84 points at stake at every round, nothing is mathematically done, also given the fact that Goethe’s pace has been less dominant in the last three rounds.

Two drivers of CryptoTower Racing Team are his closest rivals. Austrlia’s Christian Mansell hasn’t been always lucky in the last outings but retains second position, 16 clear of Vlad Lomko. The Franco-Russian has taken one win at each of the last two rounds, which add to his earlier success in the Pau GP, and seems in a very strong form.

The third driver of CryptoTower, Josh Mason, also has claimed wins (2) but is a more distant fourth in the standings, while his country-fellow Frederick Lubin, fifth, will seek in Italy a maiden win that eluded him in the last lap in Race 3 in Austria just because he was touched by Lomko in the final battle.

The other man that has been shining constantly after the summer break is Francesco Simonazzi. The Italian of BVM Racing has found tremendous pace, clinching his first victory in Austria two weeks ago. No doubt that racing at home will be a further incentive to fight again at the top.

Young Mexican Alex García completes the line-up of Motopark and will aim at breaking a string of unlucky outings, while Vladimir Netušil will be back continuing his constant progression with the car entered by Effective Racing.