PAUL LOUP CHATIN ON THE PODIUM FOR THE SECOND TIME IN PAU
It is always very difficult to get a good repeat performance on a town track like PAU where the smallest error is unforgiving, yet that is what Paul Loup CHATIN, the EUROFORMULA VOLANT 2010 pulled off when he stepped up on the podium for the second time this weekend!
Already 3rd in Race 1 on Saturday despite running a high fever, Paul Loup CHATIN started Race 2 on Sunday with the every intention of doing as well if not better. Although starting from 3rd on the grid, the young TECH 1 team driver immediately grabbed second place and did not budge from there until he crossed the line after clearing a sufficient gap on his immediate pursuer. He was left behind though from the mid-race on by his co-driver, Javier TARANCON, who is an experienced driver.
Paul Loup CHATIN explains to it us: I had good rhythm but I slackened the pace around mid-race and Javier just took off. He has more experience in handling this type of race and it made all the difference. I am, however, very satisfied with my weekend in Pau because I was on the podium twice and Im properly back in the championship. Its really encouraging for whats to come, the next stage is to try to rise to the top step.
The EUROFORMULA VOLANT 2010 is actually 4th in the provisional ranking of the ALPS Championship and still has all his chances for the 2011 title.
Laurent FRADON, Director of EUROFORMULA, is rather optimistic for what is to come: Paul Loup is decidedly at home in the streets of Pau and had a faultless performance throughout the meeting. His two podiums put him back in the race for the title. He just keeps getting better every time he goes out and hes ready to win in the next ALPS challenge. Were really pleased with his performance and his approach to the race, we werent mistaken when we chose him.
The next ALPS Championship meeting will take place on the RED BULL RING in Austria on the 11th and 12th June and Paul Loup CHATIN will want to bring surprise to a track that many drivers will be discovering.