After a disastrous weekend in the Czech Republic, former points leader Alon Day is now third alongside Loris Hezemans, with a 29-point deficit from Longin. Both drivers are eager to shorten the distance from the PK Carsport duo, as is three-time champion Ander Vilarino, currently fifth in points ahead of Alexander Graff, Romain Iannetta and Lucas Lasserre. Brands Hatch race winner Frederic Gabillon sits in ninth place, 80 markers behind the leader, while Jacques Villeneuve, who endured a tough weekend last time out, slipped to 11th behind Thomas Ferrando.
Strong of his second career win, Giorgio Maggi leads the ELITE 2 Division classification entering the NASCAR GP Netherlands with 15 points on Vittorio Ghirelli. Maggi will return from the Goodwood Festival of Speed looking to further stretch his lead in an event in which experience may play a key role. Third and fourth in points, Advait Deodhar and Lasse Soerensen will both race on oval for the first time too, while American rookie Myatt Snider, who boasts four top-5s in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series, will surely want to take advantage of a more familiar track layout to move up in the standings.