Already on July 23rd, Igor Walilko on the Silverstone Circuit
The upcoming weekend, Igor Walilko once again is going to fight for victory in general classification of Euroformula Open 2016 series. This time the races take place on the Silverstone Circuit in central England, the same place used for the most important international Formula 1 races.
Between 23th and 24th July, Igor is going to take part in this year’s EFO 2016 series for the fourth time. The previous three rounds took place on the Portuguese track Autódromo to Estoril, near Lisbon, Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in the Eastern Belgium and Circuit Paul Ricard on the French Riviera in France, respectively. The series of races on the Silverstone Circuit will be preceded by a qualification round which has been in progress since Thursday, during which young Waliłko has been working hard to gain the best possible starting position.
Euroformula Open 2016 consists of eight rounds, five of them taking place on the Formula 1 tracks and comprising of two races each. All the EFO drivers race with the same type of Formula 3 single-seaters. Many renowned and successful current Formula 1 drivers started their career is in Formula 3 races, which is a transition phase in the path towards international fame. Mostly beginner competitors take part in these races. This is exactly where Robert Kubica started his adventure with racing. According to experts, young Waliłko has huge chances of becoming the next best Polish Fomula driver.
Igor is only 19 and has just been accepted at Koźmiński University in Warsaw, where he is going to start studying economy. However, education does not by any means restrict his inner passion for sport and adrenaline. Luckily, he was able to combine education with his dedication to sport. Igor is the son of motorbike racer and is under the guidance of Wallrav Racing Club from Zielona Góra.In the last couple of years Igor shined in Formula 3, which paves the way towards Formula 1 – his life’s aim, purpose and dream. Igor is just a step away from success which can be proven by statistics from the last two years. In 2014 he stood on the podium twice during ADAC Formula Masters. In 2015, when taking part in Euroformula Open races, he stood on the rookies’ podium in the impressive number of races – 12 out of 16.