R.S. Days came to Hungary’s Hungaroring on September 7 & 8, creating great excitement for local Renault fans, who seized the chance to see the record-breaking New Mégane R.S. Trophy-R.
Held alongside the Formula Renault Eurocup, fans were treated to a fabulous two days of racing that saw rain at the start of the first round of racing on Saturday, a fact that caused mayhem for drivers – and thrills for spectators. Renault Sport Academy driver Victor Martins (MP Motorsport) came out the winner after points leader Oscar Piastri (R-ace GP) spun out.
By Sunday, the sun was shining and Piastri reverted to his winning streak, with Martins having to settle for third place. Fans enjoyed the thrills of close racing not only among the podium placers but all down the field on this historic circuit, home of the F1 Hungarian Grand Prix and famed for its spectator visibility.
R.S. enthusiasts will also remember the circuit for the 2003 victory by Fernando Alonso in Formula One, his first of many that eventually led Renault to two world championships in 2005 and 2006.
However, this year all eyes were on the Mégane R.S. Trophy-R, which set a record-breaking 7:40.1 lap of the Nürburgring’s Nordschleife circuit in May. The new FWD record set by Laurent Hurgon was the subject of keen questions by those who came to admire the car in the round.
Some 100 fans also had the opportunity to enjoy a test drive in the Mégane R.S. Trophy.
The R.S. Discovery Pack was another popular attraction, allowing VIP parking, entry to the Grandstands, Paddock and Renault Sport VIP Club, as well as lunch and a Formula Renault team visit.
The Formula Renault team visit was a chance to learn more about Renault Sport from the experts, both in front of and behind the scenes. Guests were also able to visit the team boxes, as well as the trucks where the engineers work and store vital car components.
This inaugural R.S. Day in Hungary was a great success, warmly welcomed by all those who attended, and will hopefully be the first of many return visits.