Vitor Baptista passed Konstantin Tereschenko at the beginning of lap four in race two at Estoril and pulled away from the Russian to take his second victory of the EuroFormula Open season on Sunday.
RP Motorsport driver Baptista initially slipped in behind Campos Racing’s Tereschenko at the start, but unlike in race one, the Russian driver was unable to keep the Brazilian behind him, and once he was passed, Baptista pulled away and ended up finishing 9.601s clear at the chequered flag.
Yarin Stern had been on the tail of the Baptista/Tereschenko battle in his Team West-Tec F3 machine, but lost control at the exit of turn two just after the change of lead, and was forced to retire as a result of his excursion after hitting the barrier.
This enabled Tanart Sathienthirakul to take his second podium finish of the season in the second of the West-Tec cars, with the Thai driver holding off the challenge of Yu Kanamaru until the end, the Emilio de Villota Motorsport driver finishing just 0.394s behind.
Leonardo Pulcini was fifth for DAV Racing, meaning five different teams finished inside the top five places in Portugal, proving once more how competitive EuroFormula Open is in 2015. The Italian finished just ahead of Damiano Fioravanti in a second RP Motorsport entry, while Diego Mencheca (Campos Racing) and Andres Saravia (RP Motorsport) finished nose-to-tail in seventh and eighth.
Igor Walilko was ninth in another of the RP Motorsport machines, while Alessio Rovera finished tenth after a disappointing weekend for the BVM Racing driver after heading into the weekend third in the championship having finished on the podium in three of the opening four races of the season.
Estoril Race 2 Result
|1||3||Vitor Baptista||BRZ||RP Motorsport||30m34.395s|
|2||6||Konstantin Tereschenko||RUS||Campos Racing||+9.601s|
|3||15||Tanart Sathienthirakul||THA||Team West-Tec F3||+11.975s|
|4||16||Yu Kanamaru||JPN||Emilio de Villota Motorsport||+12.369s|
|5||77||Leonardo Pulcini||ITA||DAV Racing||+22.422s|
|6||5||Damiano Fioravanti||ITA||RP Motorsport||+23.290s|
|7||7||Diego Menchaca||MEX||Campos Racing||+26.189s|
|8||1||Andres Saravia||GTM||RP Motorsport||+26.486s|
|9||37||Igor Walilko||POL||RP Motorsport||+30.280s|
|10||20||Alessio Rovera||ITA||BVM Racing||+31.031s|
|11||19||William Barbosa||COL||BVM Racing||+38.253s|
|12||24||Alexey Chuklin||RUS||Corbetta Competizioni||+40.682s|
|13||4||Antonio Ptak||POL||RP Motorsport||+42.051s|
|14||18||Michael Dorrbecker||MEX||Emilio de Villota Motorsport||+54.688s|
|15||17||Jose Manuel Vilalta||MEX||Emilio de Villota Motorsport||+1m07.015s|
|16||8||Henrique Baptista||BRZ||Campos Racing||+1 Lap|
|RET||10||Yarin Stern||ISR||Team West-Tec F3||4 Laps|
|RET||9||Ahmad Al Ghanem||KWT||Campos Racing||0 Laps|