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Euroformula adds Mugello back on to calendar after Pau cancellation

by Ida Wood

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Euroformula has reinstated its round at Mugello in October following the cancellation of last weekend’s races in Pau.

The original calendar for the 2023 season was released last September and featured Mugello as the seventh and penultimate round of the campaign on September 29-October 1.

But this January there was a twist as the Pau Grand Prix, which at that point was without a headline series to take on the grand prix itself, started talks with Euroformula for the series to return to the French street circuit after racing there in 2019 and 2022.

A contract was signed and an updated calendar was released that month, with the Mugello round being dropped for Pau. But then there was another twist as the series wanted Euroformula to run on biofuel and the series said it was unable to, meaning it pulled out of racing there. That was announced on May 5, just a week before the grand prix weekend began.

The series told Formula Scout at the time that there would be a replacement event to keep the season at eight rounds, rather than adding races to existing rounds, and now Mugello has had its place reinstated on the calendar.

Euroformula’s promoter GT Sport organises most of the series’ events, with the ACI Sport-organised Mugello round initially being the exception before it was replaced by the Pau GP. Now Euroformula joins the ACI bill again, with the Formula 3-level series racing alongside the Italian Formula 4 championship at a track it has only once visited before, in 2020.

The next time Euroformula is in action is at Spa-Francorchamps at the end of this month for round two of the season. Tim Tramnitz currently leads the points, but he is not confirmed to be appearing in the series again after making a last-minute decision to join the opening round at Algarve.