Bryce Aron Racing
Aron 4th on Euroformula Open Debut
Bryce Aron claimed a trio of top 5 finishes on his debut in the EuroFormula Open Series, twice finishing 4th on the road at his first ever visit to the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve in Portugal.
The American is driving for the Motopark Academy team as he steps up for a first full campaign in continental Europe. Aron featured in the top five throughout the three day meeting. starting with a day of testing and culminating in three races across the weekend. - Peak Performance Management
Aron's team elected to send him out late in the lone qualifying session, utilizing only one set of new tires. Aron was up to 3rd just minutes into his qualifying run, but competitors who had opted for 2 new sets of tires, were seen to have the advantage. Despite this, Aron locked down fifth position on the grid and was mere hundredths from 3rd.
"Race one, later in the day, saw Aron maintain 5th place while establishing a large gap to the cars behind over the course of the 17 laps. Under EuroFormula's policy of reversing the top 6 drivers, Aron claimed a spot on the outside of row one for the weekend's second race the following morning. In order to avoid a jump start, Aron was forced to break right as the timing lights went out, which led to a hesitant getaway and a drop in positions. Thereafter, the race followed a similar pattern to Saturday's opener, with Aron able to extend the gap to the cars behind while lapping at a quicker pace than the leaders until a gearshift problem halted his progress and left him to settle for 4th." - Peak Performance Management
"The third race of the weekend brought more action for the American, culminating in a pass around the outside of one of his team-mates to secure another fourth place on the final lap." - Peak Performance Management
"A solid weekend even if the results weren't quite what we wanted," Aron reflected. "Portimao was a new circuit to me, but I think I acclimated quickly and was able to post respectable times as one of the fastest drivers throughout the weekend."
Bryce Aron Post Race Interview
Podium Finish Race 2 Finale
Bryce Aron Out Qualifies Championship Title Contenders
HITECH GP CELEBRATE FIRST GB3 TEAM’S TITLE TRIUMPH
The Teams Championship is determined by adding the points from the two highest points finishers per teams per race throughout the season. All three drivers contributed to the teams' championship win for Hitech GP. Bryce's points during the last 2 rounds contributed heavily to Hitech GP's teams win, with Bryce scoring 85 points through 5 top 10 finishes and a race 2 podium. Bryce was the third highest point scorer of the final round.
"Their chances had been further enhanced earlier in the weekend, with Aron enjoying his best event of the season with his largest points haul of the year. A personal best qualifying performance with third on the grid led to big points in the first race before taking his third podium of the campaign in race two." - GB3