Jack Aitken converted his maiden Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Series pole position into his maiden series win by leading from start to finish in race two at the Hungaroring.
The British driver held off the challenge of his Fortec Motorsports team-mate Charles Leclerc, with the wildcard driver taking second place for the second day running. As a wildcard entry, the Monegasque driver cannot score points towards the championship, so his eighteen points went to Italian Ignazio D’Agosto of Koiranen GP who finished third on the road.
Swedish driver Gustavo Malja could not make the most of a front row grid slot to finish fourth for Josef Kaufmann Racing, ahead of Briton Matt Parry of Fortec Motorsports, while Thai driver Alexander Albon of KTR finished sixth.
Championship leader Nyck de Vries could only finish seventh for Koiranen GP, but still managed to extend his championship lead as his main rival Dennis Olsen was eighth for Prema Powerteam.
Race one winner Andrea Pizzitola moved up from a lowly grid slot to finish ninth in race two, ahead of his Manor MP Motorsport team-mate Steijn Schothorst. The final point went to Swiss driver Kevin Jorg of Josef Kaufmann Racing, who finished eleventh but with Leclerc not eligible for scoring finishing ahead of him.
The safety car was needed early in the race after Fortec Motorsport’s Estonian driver Martin Rump’s car was stranded on the track. This closed the field up but Aitken was able to control the field on the restart, and led until the chequered flag.
Hungaroring Race 2 Result
|1||Jack Aitken||GBR||Fortec Motorsports||27m55.150s|
|2||Charles Leclerc||MON||Fortec Motorsports||+0.573s|
|3||Ignazio D’Agosto||ITA||Koiranen GP||+1.548s|
|4||Gustav Malja||SWE||Josef Kaufmann Racing||+4.892s|
|5||Matt Parry||GBR||Fortec Motorsports||+5.701s|
|7||Nyck de Vries||NED||Koiranen GP||+6.635s|
|8||Dennis Olsen||NOR||Prema Powerteam||+7.117s|
|9||Andrea Pizzitola||FRA||Manor MP Motorsport||+7.658s|
|10||Steijn Schothorst||NED||Manor MP Motorsport||+9.793s|
|11||Kevin Jorg||SWI||Josef Kaufmann Racing||+11.654s|
|12||Jake Hughes||GBR||Strakka Racing||+12.088s|
|13||Ryan Tveter||USA||Josef Kaufmann Racing||+14.199s|
|14||Aurelien Panis||FRA||ART Junior Team||+14.725s|
|15||Vasily Romanov||RUS||Tech 1 Racing||+15.456s|
|16||Anthoine Hubert||FRA||Tech 1 Racing||+15.937s|
|18||Hans Villemi||EST||Prema Powerteam||+18.392s|
|19||Simon Gachet||FRA||ART Junior Team||+19.220s|
|20||Callan O’Keeffe||RSA||ART Junior Team||+19.729s|
|21||Luke Chudleigh||CAN||Tech 1 Racing||+22.607s|
|22||James Allen||AUS||ARTA Engineering||+35.272s|
|RET||Martin Rump||EST||Fortec Motorsports||2 Laps|
|RET||Egor Orudzhev||RUS||Tech 1 Racing||1 Lap|
|RET||Nick Cassidy||NZL||Koiranen GP||0 Laps|
|RET||Bruno Bonifacio||BRZ||Prema Powerteam||0 Laps|
|RET||Matthew Graham||GBR||Strakka Racing||0 Laps|