Javier Sagrera at the Temple of Speed with Eurocup-3
After a week of preparation and constant work, both physically and at the team headquarters, he is eager to continue learning in a weekend where he will have the presence of Álex Palou.
Javier Sagrera and Palou Motorsport return to the track this weekend with the third round of Eurocup-3. This time, the Italian track of Monza hosts the European championship, a historic venue that is also part of the Formula 1 calendar.
Less than two weeks after the last meeting at Motorland, Sagrera arrives eager to overcome the bittersweet taste of that weekend and get back on the podium as he did in SPA. The Catalan driver comes to this new event after carrying out his usual preparation, where he has been continuously training and working with the team to avoid possible setbacks.
"I arrive in Monza with great enthusiasm. I think that after a challenging weekend like the one at Motorland, it's easy to feel down, but that's not the case. We turned the situation around, and we are going all out. We want to keep improving, and we'll work for it. Between races, I've continued to prepare as always, knowing what needs to be done, and dedicating the necessary hours. I believe that patience is all that's left, and everything falls into place. My preparation remains the same, and I don't think I should change anything," Sagrera explains.
The iconic Monza's track is known worldwide for hosting one of the Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix, which provides an additional dose of motivation for all drivers, as it did in SPA - Francorchamps. Moreover, Sagrera will have the presence of Álex Palou this weekend, who, after his commitments in IndyCar, has been able to travel to be with his drivers.
"Monza is an historic circuit in Formula 1, and I'm really excited to go and race on tracks like this. I've spent many hours preparing for the race with Alex Palou in the simulator, comparing telemetry and seeing what I could learn from him. So, I think it has been very beneficial, and having him here in Monza is an extra boost. We cannot afford any more mistakes, but I trust in my team a lot, and I know they will have worked on their part as well. As for me, I'm still working at my best, and hopefully, we'll have better luck. Alex will also be with me this weekend, so it will surely be a great help and an extra advantage. I'm highly motivated to turn things around from what happened in Motorland and start winning races."
The action starts this Friday with the free practices and qualifying sessions, leading up to the races on Saturday and Sunday. The event can be followed through Eurocup-3's website and YouTube channel.
Monza GP Schedule
Friday, June 9th
Free Practice 1, 09:50 - 10:30
Free Practice 2, 10:45 - 11:25
Qualifying 1, 14:30 - 14:50
Qualifying 2, 17:25 - 17:45
Saturday, June 10th
Race 1, 09:50 (30 minutes + 1 lap)
Sunday, June 11th
Race 1, 09:00 (30 minutes + 1 lap)