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Team RFR Hits the Spa-Francorchamps Circuit After Success in Historic Monaco

The Russian Formula Renault 3.5 team scored its initial points during the weekend of the Monaco Grand Prix and looks forward to the Belgian circuit

Stavelot, Belgium, May 31, 2012 --( Team RFR drivers Mikhail Aleshin and Anton Nebylitskiy are on their way to Belgium to compete in the next race of the 2012 World Series by Renault. After a successful weekend in famed Monaco, the duo looks forward to one of the most celebrated circuits in the Series, Spa-Francorchamps.

Team RFR came through with flying colors at Sunday‘s race in Monaco, specifically G-Energy colors. Aleshin completed the race, taking 8th place.

From day one the team had the confidence, despite the inevitable challenges the Monaco circuit presents. Team RFR prepared for the circuit last week while in Monaco. "It was a tough practice session on the streets of Monaco. This is simply because we were not out on a track. It is difficult to predict anything when it comes to the Monaco circuit," Aleshin admits. Nonetheless, the team had some promising tests which prepared them for Saturday’s qualifying.

As a prelude to the 70th Formula One Monaco Grand Prix, Sunday’s World Series by Renault race took place on a sunny morning with Aleshin at pole position 8 and Nebylitskiy at pole position 11, competing with 24 other drivers racing 44 laps.

"We are thrilled that Team RFR has scored points in Monaco. It's a big improvement from Motorland and the team is progressing. Anton and I are also getting better with our steering ability. We are pleased with this result," says Aleshin.

“We’ve had a couple of days to relax and reassess in Monaco. We are confident in our abilities and look forward to a great race in Spa,” adds Nebylitskiy.

Originally a triangular-shaped course centered between the Belgian towns of Stavelot, Malmedy and Spa, the circuit has been revised several times since it was built in 1922. "Spa is a good circuit. I've won there in the World Series two years ago. I have a positive feeling about the circuit, so we can hope to expect a good result," comments Aleshin.

Aleshin’s experience over some of the other drivers will hopefully work to Team RFR’s advantage.
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