Tereschenko takes maiden EuroFormula Open victory in Spain


Konstantin Tereschenko took a lights-to-flag victory in race two at the Circuito de Jerez as returning drivers and pre-season championship favourites filled the EuroFormula Open podium in Spain.

Tereschenko took advantage of his maiden pole position set earlier in the day to lead from the get-go, and the Campos Racing driver beat Yu Kanamaru of Emilio de Villota Motorsport by just over 2.5 seconds at the end of the eighteen-lap race on Sunday.

Yarin Stern took his first podium of the finish in third for Team West-Tec F3, with the top three well clear of the rest of the field.

John Simonyan, himself a returning driver in 2015, was fourth for the MKTG-branded RP Motorsport team, ahead of Vitor Baptista in a sister RP Motorsport car, while race one winner Alessio Rovera inherited sixth in his DAV Racing machine after Igor Walilko was given a post-race ten second penalty after initially finishing sixth, with the Pole dropping to eleventh.

Andres Saravia was seventh in another of the RP Motorsport entries ahead of Tanart Sathienthirakul of Team West-Tec F3, with William Barbosa ninth for BVM Racing and Diego Mencheca tenth for Campos Racing.

Rovera conceded the championship lead to Tereschenko, with the Russian two points ahead of the Italian. The next weekend for the championship is at the French circuit of Paul Ricard in two weeks time.

Jerez Race 2 Result

POSNO.DRIVERNATTEAMTIME/GAP
16Konstantin TereschenkoRUSCampos Racing30m13.729s
216Yu KanamaruJPNEmilio de Villota Motorsport+2.505s
310Yarin SternISRTeam West-Tec F3+4.064s
42John SimonyanRUSMKTG+24.495s
53Vitor BaptistaBRZRP Motorsport+25.554s
621Alessio RoveraITADAV Racing+29.949s
71Andres SaraviaGTMRP Motorsport+30.921s
815Tanart SathienthirakulTHATeam West-Tec F3+31.265s
919William BarbosaCOLBVM Racing+31.474s
107Diego MenchacaMEXCampos Racing+32.008s
1137Igor WalilkoPOLRP Motorsport+36.035s
1218Michael DorrbeckerMEXEmilio de Villota Motorsport+40.192s
1327Otto SanchezESPEmilio de Villota Motorsport+57.267s
1420Javier CobianESPBVM Racing+58.382s
155Damiano FioravantiITARP Motorsport+1m21.419s
1617Jose Manuel VilaltaMEXEmilio de Villota Motorsport+ 1 Lap
17/DNF4Antonio PtakPOLRP Motorsport+4 Laps
18/DNF9Ahmad Al GhanemKWTCampos Racing+4 Laps
DNF8Henrique BaptistaBRZCampos Racing12 Laps
DNF77Leonardo PulciniITADAV Racing5 Laps