Monte-Carlo, 21 May 2021

DR Formula begins in good style the Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine round at Monaco. The third event of the series, scheduled in the same weekend of the Formula 1 Grand Prix, started this morning with the two splitted qualifying due to the traffic with a 33-car strong grid.

Brad Benavides – who set a best P12 in the most recent meeting at Barcelona, showed well. The 19-year-old American racer secured a top-10 finish in the second group that let him to start from the ninth row in tomorrow’s Race 1 and Sunday’s Race 2.

A bit more difficult it was for Emidio Pesce. The Italian – who has never raced on this track differently from his team-mate who entered an European Formula Renault race in 2019, paid his inexperience and made a spin.

As a result of that, Pesce missed the qualifying for Race 1, whilst in the Sunday’s Race 2 – when Benavides will start on P18, he will be in the back of the field.

Race 1 will commence tomorrow at 10.15. Race 2 is scheduled on Sunday at 11.50. Both races will be live streamed on official YouTube.