Montmeló, 8 May 2021DR Formula completed a bitter sweet weekend opener at the Montmeló circuit, in the Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine round. The team headed by Danilo Rossi endured a tough qualifying with Brad Benavides, who finished on P22 in both the sessions, and his team-mate Emidio Pesce respectively 26th and 25th over 34 cars.The American made a superb race start recovering five positions before an early safety car intervention due to two incidents. At the restart Benavides remained close to the top of the field and recovered to 16th, similarly to Race 2 at Imola when he moved up to 14th from the back. Eventually he claimed the 15th position.Not a very good weekend start for Pesce, who didn’t finish for a gearbox issue that forced him to a halt after 11 of the 15 total laps.Now focus on the second race, that will commence tomorrow at 10.50 and will be live streamed on the official Facebook and YouTube channels. The Race 2 of the Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine will precede the Formula 1 Spanish GP.