Euroformula Open forced to withdraw from 2023 Grand Prix de Pau for technical reasons


GT Sport today confirmed that the Euroformula Open will not hold the second round of its 2023 season in Pau on 13-14 May, as communicated to the Pau organizers on 27 April.

Technical reasons have led to this decision, as it proved not possible to adjust the current engines of the Euroformula Open cars to the wishes of the organizers of the Grand-Prix, its sponsors, and the City of Pau for a low-carbon emissions event, running on ‘greener’ fuels, a requirement that was not part of the agreement signed with the GP de Pau.

The studies and checks conducted showed that adapting the engines safely and effectively would require further engineering work, costly modifications, and testing.

The lead time to the event was not sufficient and GT Sport has been forced to move this round to another location and date which will be communicated shortly.