For his first year in Formula Renault Eurocup, Charles Milesi is regularly among the best best performers in the pack. At the Nürburgring, a place steeped in the history of motorsport, the French driver was very combative. From the fastest time in the first session of collective testing to the 3rd step of the podium during the second race of the German meeting, Charles took the opportunity to significantly improve his points total. In addition, thanks to these results and those of his team-mates, Thibaut de Mérindol's R-ace GP team had the opportunity to make sure of the teams title!



23 thousandths from the second row!

Somewhat frustrated with his trip to Hungary, Charles Milesi arrived in the Eifel mountains determined to return to the podium for the 8th of the 10 meetings in 2018. Focused on his goal, he needed to start off at the top of the hierarchy on Friday morning, during the first collective tests on a dry track, pulling out a good margin of 4 tenths on his immediate pursuer.

The next day, the first Qualifying session started under excellent auspices and ended with a promising 3rd place in his group, however with a small regret. "One of my opponents beat me by just 23 thousandths," said Charles. "That's a small gap, but it meant I lost a line on the starting grid of Race 1."
When the lights went out, Charles was on the pace, even close to taking 5th place. Alas, the driver Bourguignon was slightly trapped on the outside at the Nürburgring and fell to 7th position. This would be his result at the finish, taking more than 9 seconds ahead of the rest of the pack.



Back in the top three ...

As it had been since Friday, the weather was still good on Sunday for the second Qualifying session and Race 2. Calm and confident, Charles Milesi would fully exploit the potential of his car to rank 2nd in his group and win his place on the second row inside for the race. "Since my victory in Monaco, I know that the performance is still there. But every time, you have to put together the small details to make a difference. Because in Eurocup, it is essential to get to the front, as the standard is incredible," commented the French hopeful.

Charles was to perfectly exploit this brilliant Qualifying to take the checkered flag in 3rd position. "Charles made the right choices at the start to keep his place. He also managed the interruption of the race by the safety car period. Then, Charles was consistent, which allowed him to keep Logan Sargeant behind him, 4th in the Championship," said Julien Abelli of Simumotion. "At the Nürburgring he had a very positive attitude. This is a good omen for this weekend at Hockenheim."

The icing on the cake was that R-ace GP celebrated its coronation in the team standings thanks to the points scored in Germany by all of its drivers.



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