Winner in France last year, the Catalan Rangoni Corse driver will hope to continue the form that saw him to three victories in four races, as well as the lead in the Italian Clio Cup.
His closest rival, Massimiliano Pedalà (Composit Motorsport) will aim to lower the 27-point gap that separates him from Nogues.
The reigning Eurocup Clio runner-up will share this mission with Éric Trémoulet (Vic’Team), who will try for his maiden European success while also defending his title in the French Clio Cup.
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Consistent front-runner, Mikel Azcona (Automovil Club Zaragoza) also hopes to reverse the trend.
There will be many challengers at the Castellet track with the runner-up in the Clio Cup UK, Alex Morgan (Rangoni Corse), as well as Facundo Della Motta (Pujolaracing), who took his maiden European podium result at the Nürburgring.
There will be plenty of others to watch, such as Composit Motorsport entries of Luciano Gioia and Ronnie Marchetti, Pablo Martin (SMC Junior Motorsport), Renee Steenmetz (Pujolaracing), Ivan Pulić and Filip Romic (Lema Racing Team), or Aldo Ponti, joining Salvatore Arcarese and Oscar Nogues at Rangoni Corse.
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