SMP Racing junior driver Alexander Smolyar finished second in the first race of the Formula Renault Eurocup third round, which takes place on May 25-26 in Monaco.During the Friday qualifying session, Alexander was the fastest in his group, which allowed him to take second position and pole position on the grid in Sunday and Sunday races, respectively.
Starting from second place, Alexander Smolyar managed to keep his position and finished second, crossing the finish line 1.3 seconds behind the leader.
“I’m very happy to be on the podium,” Alexander Smolyar said. “It’s very prestigious to be second in a race at Monaco. So I’m satisfied with the results we have achieved today. Unfortunately, I didn’t have a chance to overtake the leader of the race, but I managed to get to the finish line and score points. I'm excited about tomorrow's race. I'll start from pole position, so hope to make my dream come true and win a race in Monaco.”
Race 2 of the Formula Renault Eurocup round in Monaco will take place on May 26 at 13:00 Moscow time. Alexander will start the race from pole position.