Kuppens, again could be the headline from an English tabloid. It would be an accurate description of the Belgian driver securing the European title for the second year running after the three races at Silverstone. Things didn’t get off to a great start for Kuppens: he was forced to retire from Race 1, two laps from the end, while in second spot. This left a sour taste in his mouth. Third place in Race 2 brought a scowl rather than the expected smile after he was slapped with a 25 second penalty that relegated him a position. It was the first ever penalty of his racing career. Still, he turned things round in Race 3 to take the win and secure the title.
Now with the Trofeo Europa in the bag, Kuppens is looking to add the world crown. He now has a 40 point lead over second-placed Mikkel Mac so things look good heading into Sonoma, Shanghai and Abu Dhabi.