Moineault Dominates to Take Race Three Victory at Navarra


Another unchallenged victory from Valentin Moineault sees him further extend his title advantage at the top of the drivers’ standings. His sixth win of the year means that it’s going to be an uphill battle for anyone to catch him with one round remaining.

Moineault had started on pole and defended his lead into the first corner as the top four red coloured cars broke away in the opening lap. However; the rest of the field could not keep up, as the Frenchman extended his lead.

In the early stages this was largely down to Giuliano Alesi‘s lack of pace. He might have won the opening round of the weekend, but Alesi could not find a line through the Spanish circuit in the morning race.

The first driver to eventually find his way past was Julien Andlauer, who was hoping to build on his strong weekend. Despite running in clear air for most of the race, he was not able to break away and was caught in the final two laps by the two podium challengers.

Despite their best attempts, Gabriel Aubry and Kami Laliberte were not able to find their way past. Instead tripping over themselves on the final lap, with Laliberte running wide, ruining his chances of another podium.

Alesi did finally come home fifth, but had held up another large train in the later stages. He was given some clear air in the final few laps as Julien Darras was taken by the on form Nerses Isaakyan. The Russian was disappointed not to have taken the win in race two and was determined to move up through the field. But would only manage sixth.

Sacha Fenestraz had been in line for fifth in the early stages, but instead saw himself move back down the order, holding off the attacks of Simo Laaksonen behind.

Rounding out the top ten was Reuben Kressner, who was never able to seriously challenge the queue of cars in the battle for sixth. However; he had built up a gap as the cars behind were unable to keep up with the others.