The Valencian team has scored seven podiums in four races, which allows them to be third in the teams’ classification at the halfway point of the championship.
In a season still marked by the pandemic, Fórmula de Campeones has managed to position itself in the noble zone of the team standings, fighting for second place with the Spanish team Campos Racing. A start to the season that team principal, Marco Rodriguez, has a positive assessment of: “We are having a good season. In general, the feeling in these first races has been good, even though we have made some mistakes. We have won two races and we have Dani and Quique fighting for the second position of the championship, the sensations at the moment are positive”.
More than halfway through the championship, the Spanish team is in third place in the team championship and its two riders have been on the podium several times. Dani Maciá opened the trophy cabinet for the first time this season in Spa and his team-mate Quique Bordas has taken two consecutive first positions in Navarra.
The Catalan driver, who repeats his season in the category, has scored 83 points in the first four rounds, placing him in fifth position in the championship. A progression compared to his first season whose Team Principal highlights. “For Quique, this is his second year in the category and I think he couldn’t have made a better decision. Many drivers nowadays don’t want to stay in Formula 4 for two years and I think that’s a mistake, it’s the category where they start to take their first steps after karting and it’s important that they lay the foundations well and have patience. His season is going well, he could have won all three races in Navarra but in the end a mechanical failure prevented him from doing so. His performance has been very positive both individually and as a team”.
The other driver of the team, Dani Maciá, who is making his debut in this category, is currently third in the standings. So far he has achieved 5 second places, which allows him to score 111 points in the overall, only three points behind the second classified, Sebastian Ogaard. It is worth noting that, like championship leader Dilano Van’t Hoff, he has been on the podium in every race, which Marco Rodriguez emphasises and is enthusiastic about the evolution of a rider who “is making the most of his opportunity. Dani’s season has been very good. He had very few kilometres in single seaters and that was perhaps a handicap that led him to make some mistakes. However, his progression and evolution are going very well. He has a lot of talent and he is making the most of his opportunity. Some riders get it earlier and others later, the important thing is to make the most of it and Dani is doing that”.
With Valencia, Jerez and Montmeló as his next destinations before the end of the season, Marco Rodríguez has set himself the objective of continuing to fight for the championship despite the gap to Dilano Van’t Hoff. “The goal until the end of the season will be to fight as hard as we can in both championships. We have Dani third and Quique fifth, two very good positions considering the start Dilano has had. We knew he had experience in these cars and that has been fundamental in the beginning of the season. It’s difficult, but there are still three races to go and we hope to get as many points as possible to finish as high as possible both with our drivers and in the team championship”.