Following a disappointing 2013 campaign, Oscar Nogues (Rangoni Corse) relied on his experience to win the two races at Motorland Aragón. Now, the Spaniard heads to a circuit where he took a win and a podium result in his championship-winning season in 2012.
This round will also mark the debut for the New Clio Cup at the Nürburgring. Nogues’ rivals, like Eric Trémoulet (Vic’Team), will try to take advantage. While the defending Clio Cup France champion has yet to win in the Eurocup, he is among the title contenders, as is podium finisher at Motorland Mikel Azcona (Automovil Club Zaragoza).
Josh Files (Team Pyro) and Massimiliano Pedalà (Composit Motorsport) each picked up a top three finish in Spain but are more than a victory behind the leader in the general classification and would like to return to within striking distance before the summer break.
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On the challenging Nürburgring circuit there will be a number of serious challengers present. Antonio Martinez (SMC Junior Motorsport), Olivier Jouffret (Vic’Team) and Nikolay Gryazin (Composit Motrosport) all scored points in both races in Spain and will be out for more.
2013 standouts, Salvatore Arcarese (Rangoni Corse), Ivan Pulic (Lema Racing Team) and runner-up in the UK Clio Cup, Alex Morgan (SV Racing) all have the same goal to race for the win, as do Facundo Della Motta (Pujolaracing) and defending Italian Clio Cup champion, Ronnie Marchetti (Composit Motorsport).
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