Busy weekend for motorsport

This weekend, fans of motor sports will have plenty of fun thanks to the many national and international competitions that will take placeincluding of course some of the Colombian pilots who participate in different championships.

At the national level, tomorrow Saturday, the 3 Hours of Bogotá – Gabriel will be contested at the Autodromo de Tocancipá within the framework of the National Automobile Championship (CNA), a program that includes track outings of the Street Cars and San Diego Cup promotion categoriestwo each, and a women’s clutch from San Diego.

The green flag for the 3 Hours will be waved at 4:00 p.m. and with only four points separating the three leaders of the Category Free Force of the championship (Andrés Méndez, David Méndez and Thomas Steuer, and Santiago Lozano) the fight will be very interesting. In the Category Gran Turismo directed by Juan Carlos and Felipe Oviedo; in the P1B prototypes Juan Felipe Pedraza and Iván Lozano; in ST2 Andrés García and Juan Carlos García; in turbo touring cars Julian Jaramillo and Jaime Guerrero; and in T1 cars up to 1600ccJuan Pablo Arenas and Alejandro Torres.

Moving on to Sunday, on the Laguna Seca track, in Chía, the third round of the national off-road championship will be played, where in the Camper Cross category, Daniel Pereira will come to defend his leadership of his escort and brother, Mauricio Pereira. On the other hand, in the Destroyer category, there are still no clear differences between the participants, so the fight can be more interesting.

Hit the international slopes, Sebastián Montoya and Nicolás Baptiste will participate in the sixth round of the Formula Regional by Alpine European Championship at the Hungaroring, Hungary. After today’s free practice, Friday, tomorrow, Saturday, the classifications of Groups A and B will take place, as well as a race, with an equal day on Sunday.

“Now we’re in Hungary, a track I’ve never been to, I’ve never done a lap, so having a test day is quite positive, I will use it a lot to learn the circuit and also understand what I have to do to go fast,” commented Montoya, who currently ranks ninth overall and is the rookie leader.

Nicolas Baptiste, Sebastien Montoya

For his part, Baptiste commented: “I feel physically, emotionally and mentally prepared for this competition. I took advantage of the last weeks to work hard on the simulator and therefore know and study this new track of the Hungaroring, in which I will race for the first time, and which is characterized by its short and narrow straights, which limit the possibility of overtaking which is traditionally done in other circuits”.

Finally, the Hungaroring circuit will also host a new Formula 1 race which arrives at this circuit after an eventful race at Silverstone last weekend, where Spaniard Carlos Sainz led to victory. Overall, Verstappen retains the lead with 181 pointsfollowed by Sergio Pérez with 147 and Charles Leclerc with 138 units.


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