The Eurocup-3 and Sagrera return to the track in Jerez
The 19-year-old driver hopes to reach the podium at the Spanish circuit, as he did in the races at SPA and Monza.
Javier Sagrera and the Eurocup-3 return to action this weekend at the Spanish Jerez circuit. After just over a month's break, with an official test held last week in Barcelona, teams and drivers will be immersed in a new competition event. They will do so at the Circuito de Jerez - Ángel Nieto, a legendary track on the Formula 4 calendar, as well as in the MotoGP World Championship. In fact, Javier is already familiar with the circuit, as he competed there two years ago in Formula 4, although he has never done so with the Palou Motorsport single-seater. It will be an important weekend where they hope to shake off the mixed feelings from Zandvoort, where they couldn't find the best performance to be in the positions they deserve.
"I was really looking forward to having a competition weekend again. I arrive with a lot of energy and the hope of achieving a good result. During the test held in Barcelona, we were able to rule out many things that didn't work and have a clear setup for Jerez. The team is working very hard to turn around what happened in the last race in Zandvoort, and I think if we keep taking steps, we will gradually get back to where we started at the beginning of the season. I knew the Jerez circuit from a couple of years ago in Formula 4, but I don't remember it very well; it was quite a while ago. I have the memory that it's a very fun and technical circuit," Sagrera explains.
The 2023 IndyCar champion and the creator of the team where Javier races, Álex Palou, will accompany his driver in the final stretch of the season, being present in the last three races. Both hope to make a good team and work together to finish the year at the top of the podium.
"I believe that from now until the end of the season, we will be able to make a leap forward because Alex Palou will join us in the last three races: Estoril, Cheste, and Barcelona. So, Jerez is a good opportunity to start turning the situation around and continue working optimally with Álex in the final races."
Javier and Palou Motorsport kicked off on Thursday with the free practice sessions to prepare the car in the best possible way for the races on Saturday and Sunday.
"I approach the weekend with a positive mindset, although it's clear that we first need to see where we stand. I don't have expectations, but I do have the mentality to win, as always. And if we work as we know how, we can do it."
Saturday, September, 23
09:45 - 10:25 -- FP1
12:00 - 12:40 -- FP2
14:15 - 14:35 -- QUALY 1
16:45 -- RACE 1
Sunday, September, 24
09:45 - 10:05 -- QUALY 2
12:45 -- RACE 2