Prema PowerteamThe first round of the World Series by Renault was not what Prema had been hoping for on the Milanese circuit of Monza. The team from Vicenza didn’t achieve the results that they had been looking for. Ben Hanley struggled with set-up problems that prevented him from showing his potential in qualifying. In the first race, the English driver from Renault Drivers developement program suffered gearbox failure. In the second race, eager to finish on a high, produced a determined drive that saw him recover from the 13th row of the grid to 9th place at the flag.

Xavier Maassen on his debut in the class, unfortunately had to retire from race one, while on Sunday he finished 17th.

Angelo Rosin- Team Principal:
“I’ve always said that the World series by Renault is a very difficult category in which you can never let your guard drop. Especially this year, that sees top class drivers entered into the championship and teams that are ever more experienced. There are 15 teams who all have the chance to win. We arrived at Monza and unfortunately were unable to find the right compromise in set-up with Hanley. Maassen needed to gain experiance but unfortunately he didn’t complete many miles in race 1, but saw the end of race 2 which is crucial for his acclimatisation with the car.”