Moineault holds on to take sixth Victory at Paul Ricard


Valentin Moineault took another win ahead of his championship rival Sacha Fenestraz after an enthralling three way fight for the win in the closing laps, around the Paul Ricard Circuit.

Moineault had started on pole for the first of the three French F4 races and made the most of it, managing to hold off Fenestraz in the opening laps. Having started third, Gabriel Aubry quickly took second place after a mistake from the Frenchman in front.

As the contenders tussled behind, Moineault started to get away, to the dismay of Fenestraz, who knew a third place would give his rival the title.

Aubry eventually caught up in the closing laps as the two started to hound the points leader. However; Aubry was unable to challenge, with Fenestraz diving on the last lap to take second and keep his hopes temporarily alive.

Behind the top three overall was a lonely Simo Laaksonen. Having started fourth, he kept his distance to Giuliano Alesi behind and came home for a good result. Meanwhile Alesi spent the second half of the race under pressure from Loius Gachot eventually losing out on the final lap.

Despite qualifying well, Reuben Kressner and Alexey Korneev would both jump the start resulting in the falling the back. Kressner decided not to return to the track having dropped out the points, while Korneev was last.