Thai driver Stuvik finishes in top group at Spa Francorchamps

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Sandy Stuvik, the 16 year old Thai racer, showed little respect for the established European drivers last weekend as he stormed up the grid of the sun drenched Belgian circuit.

Having qualified 22nd in the morning, after being blocked on his fast lap and seeing his subsequent hot lap being red flagged, the Thai driver knew he could be quite a bit faster than the cars around him.  The massive grid of 45 Formula Renault cars got off to a good start, and the Asian Champion quickly started picking off cars in front of him.  Over the action packed race he moved up 9 positions, to finish the race in 13th place.

Sandy Stuvik races his Formula Renault car at the Spa Francorchamps circuit in Belgium, Sunday, May 1.Sandy Stuvik races his Formula Renault car at the Spa Francorchamps circuit in Belgium, Sunday, May 1.

Both the Sandy and his team were very satisfied with the progress he had made, in this the toughest junior Formula grid in the world.

The 4th race was won by Russian driver Danil Kvyat, with British driver Will Stevens in second and Spaniard Carlos Sainz Jr in third.  The race saw the Safety Car out on the first lap, due to two cars at the back end of the grid colliding.

The next race in the 2011 EuroCup series will be at Nurburgring in Germany on June 18th to 19th and the Sandy will enter into a tough fitness program to prepare himself even better for the next round.  The 16 year old Rayong boy is firmly set to breaking into the EuroCup points fight by the middle of the season.

Sandy takes breather in the pit lane.Sandy takes breather in the pit lane.