Louis Deletraz took his maiden Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Series victory in commanding fashion at Motorland Aragon.
The Josef Kaufmann Racing driver converted his maiden series pole position taken during qualifying earlier in the day, to beat Fortec Motorsport driver Ben Barnicoat by 2.342s. Deletraz also had the distinction of taking fastest lap.
Anthoine Hubert took the final podium place in third for Tech 1 Racing, having passed Kevin Jörg of Josef Kaufmann Racing when the Swiss driver made a small mistake. Jörg also lost out to Russian driver Matevos Isaakyan of JD Motorsport, who held off the challenge of the Swiss driver to retain the position until the flag.
Dennis Olsen took sixth for Manor MP Motorsport despite running second on the opening lap, falling back behind Barnicoat after the Briton made an aggressive move, then fell down behind Hubert, Jörg and Isaakyan as well. Olsen finished ahead of team-mate Ignazio D’Agosto, while Jake Hughes took eighth for Koiranen GP.
Simon Gachet took two points for Tech 1 Racing in ninth, while the final point went to Jack Aitken of Koiranen GP.
Race two starts at 16:20 local time, with Deletraz once again on pole position.
Motorland Aragon Race 1 Result
|1||14||Louis Deletraz||SWI||Josef Kaufmann Racing||27m20.972s|
|2||6||Ben Barnicoat||GBR||Fortec Motorsports||+2.342s|
|3||22||Anthoine Hubert||FRA||Tech 1 Racing||+4.962s|
|4||35||Matevos Isaakyan||RUS||JD Motorsport||+5.902s|
|5||15||Kevin Jorg||SWI||Josef Kaufmann Racing||+7.942s|
|6||17||Dennis Olsen||NOR||Manor MP Motorsport||+8.017s|
|7||19||Ignazio D'Agosto||ITA||Manor MP Motorsport||+9.057s|
|8||2||Jake Hughes||GBR||Koiranen GP||+9.215s|
|9||21||Simon Gachet||FRA||Tech 1 Racing||+11.254s|
|10||3||Jack Aitken||GBR||Koiranen GP||+12.152s|
|11||9||Ukyo Sasahara||JAP||ART Junior Team||+14.505s|
|13||5||Martin Kodric||CRO||Fortec Motorsports||+21.222s|
|14||31||Charlie Eastwoord||IRL||Strakka Racing||+22.883s|
|16||8||Luke Chudleigh||CAN||Fortec Motorsports||+33.200s|
|17||10||Darius Oskoui||SWI||ART Junior Team||+34.864s|
|18||25||Amaury Richard||FRA||ARTA Engineering||+35.001s|
|19||32||Valentin Hasse-Clot||FRA||Strakka Racing||+36.349s|
|20||18||Lasse Sorensen||DEN||Manor MP Motorsport||+36.640s|
|21||1||Anton de Pasquale||AUS||Koiranen GP||+36.910s|
|22||37||Amaury Bonduel||FRA||JD Motorsport||+40.654s|
|23||40||Bruno Baptista||BRZ||Koiranen GP||+47.872s|
|24||41||Zachery Claman Demelo||CAN||Fortec Motorsports||+48.854s|
|25||26||James Allen||AUS||ARTA Engineering||+49.963s|
|27/RET||20||Hugo de Sadeleer||SWI||Tech 1 Racing||+2 Laps|
|RET||7||Callan O'Keeffe||RSA||Fortec Motorsports||11 Laps|
|RET||36||Thiago Vivacqua||BRZ||JD Motorsport||8 Laps|