Published on August 11th, 2011

Jordan PERROY moves up to single-seater racing this year, ending his karting years. He competes in the French F4 Championship, a genuine springboard for drivers who wish to make professional driving their career. In order to achieve this, he spent a year of serious preparation with the EUROFORMULA Driving School TCD (Training and Competition Department), under the wing of Joel de Miguel.

The battle for a step on the podium and a place of honour is often tough but Jordan Perroy knows how to play his cards right since, on the evening of the Spa Francorchamps challenge, he holds a nice 13th place in the provisional general ranking, which is more than creditable for a first year in formula cars!

Success has eluded Jordan Perroy for the last two racing weekends and notably on the Spa Francorchamps race track. The young driver from the EUROFORMULA school started his meeting well in free practice with an excellent 10th fastest time, his first experience in the hills and twists of the Ardennes, and despite using old tyres from the Val de Vienne.

Equipped with new tyres for the qualifiers, Jordan showed his skill and placed himself 9th and 7th on the grid for race 1 and 2 and only 3 small tenths of a second from pole position. The gaps are very tight and the battle for the first line is fierce, which is what makes this championship so worthwhile.

Unfortunately in the first race, an electronics malfunction would lose Jordan Perroy the advantage of his very good start. He dropped from 7th to 13th place losing precious points in the championship. Only consolation: his very good time in the race!

For the second race, the weather played foul. Holding 7th for a long time, Jordan gave in to the pressure of his adversaries to finish once again in 13th. His lack of experience in difficult wet conditions prevented him from defending his position.

Jordan Perroy, supported by the Regional Committee for the Ile-de-France and the Rosny Karting Club, is nevertheless satisfied with his weekend: “I took great pleasure in driving on this mythical track. I found my bearings pretty quickly and kept up with the top 10 but success was just out of my grasp in the first race. In the second race, I found it difficult to master the track in the rain especially when conditions got worse. I feel like I’ve improved at every finish and that’s my objective this year.”

Laurent Fradon, Director of EUROFORMULA, has a lot of good things to say : “We’ve followed Jordan since his first single-seater race, he has passed many important milestones. He is among the promising young drivers in his category today and he should be able to step up on the podium soon. He’s quick, serious and hard working and we’re confident in his future.”

It is now the summer break and Jordan PERROY will be able to hone his physical preparation for the challenge waiting for him on the Albi circuit on the 3rd and 4th September.

words & pix: EuroFormula


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