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Euroformula adds pre-season test at Spa-Francorchamps

by Ida Wood

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Euroformula will hold a two-day test at Spa-Francorchamps before its official Winter Series event at Barcelona.

Teams in the championship will be free to use Spa on March 31 and April 1 for testing with the Dallara 320 with the blessing of series promoter GT Sport, as it would not usually be within the regulations for such a test to take place.

In addition to the testing blackout period that prevented teams from going on track in January and February, there is also a rule that means unless it is included on the official calendar as part of the Euroformula Winter Series, a test can not take place on a circuit that will be raced on later in the year.

However with this year’s Winter Series being slimmed back to just one event, and consisting entirely of testing rather than featuring non-championship races as has been the case in the part, GT Sport has decided to make the days at Spa an official series test much like occurred at Hockenheim in 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic meant the Winter Series was called off entirely but teams needed to test the new Dallara 320 on a series-relevant circuit.

All six teams are expected to be at Spa, which has recently hosted a Spanish Formula 4 test that was hit by snow.

Euroformula teams have recently been testing privately at circuits that won’t be on this year’s calendar such as Mugello and Silverstone. The chances of the series’ cars being used for the 2021 Macau Grand Prix appear to be getting slimmer.