Moineault rounds out championship season with a win


Having already clinched the French F4 title, Valentin Moineault ended his season on a high by collecting another twenty-five points and the $100,000 for winning the title. In what was an utterly dominant race, the Frenchman was able to cross the line and gather his fourth, race three victory in a row this season.

Despite his slightly dogged start to the year, Moineault has been the man to beat in recent rounds, with no-one able to touch the Frenchman since the Pau round when it comes to the final race of the weekend.

Having started on pole, Moineault set about building up a large lead as the battle behind intensified. By the half way point, it became clear that Moineault was going to be untroubled as Sacha Fenestraz, in second, fell further back.

After an uneventful race, Moineault took the win while Simo Laaksonen managed to win a race long battle to finish the season on a high ahead of Fenestraz.

Having started in fourth, Laaksonen was hoping to collect his third podium of the year. He quickly dispatched Gabriel Aubry before making the move on Fenestraz. The French driver was unwilling to give it up at first, with the two banging wheels, but once the young Finn got ahead, he was unable to keep up.

Aubry would hang on to his fourth place, while behind, Axel Matus would round out the top five. Matus found his position hard to maintain as Julien Darras attacked in the final two laps, but unlike some of his compatriots, was unable to make the move stick.

Meanwhile, the battling Reuben Kressner, Julien Andlauer and Hugo Chevalier ended their season on a mute note having collected only a few points as they rounded out the top nine. Meanwhile, Nerses Isaakyan crossed the line in tenth.