Jake Hughes passed Ukyo Sasahara on the final lap to claim his maiden Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Series victory in race two at Spa-Francorchamps on Sunday.
The Koiranen GP driver reeled in the ART Junior Team driver and passed the Japanese racer into Les Combes with less than a lap of the race remaining and took the chequered flag to win by 0.535s.
Hughes had made a good start and was alongside Sasahara but was baulked by the Japanese racer, with the British driver dropping to third behind the Fortec Motorsports machine of Ben Barnicoat as a result, but he was soon back into second and went about closing the gap back down to Sasahara.
Russian driver Matevos Isaakyan took the final podium position for JD Motorsport, passing Barnicoat at the same time Hughes did, with the Racing Steps Foundation-backed Briton ultimately finishing fourth.
Ignazio D’Agosto was fifth for Manor MP Motorsport ahead of Anthoine Hubert of Tech 1 Racing, meaning the top six positions at the end of the race were filled by six different teams.
Seventh went to Koiranen GP driver Jack Aitken, who battled hard for the position with Josef Kaufmann Racing driver Kevin Jörg, while Fortec Motorsports driver Callan O’Keeffe and JD Motorsport’s Thiago Vivacqua completed the top ten and the points scorers.
Championship leader Louis Deletraz failed to score for the first time this season when he was hit from behind by Manor MP Motorsport driver Dennis Olsen heading into La Source on lap three.
Spa-Francorchamps Race 2 Result
|1||2||Jake Hughes||GBR||Koiranen GP||27m40.634s|
|2||9||Ukyo Sasahara||JAP||ART Junior Team||+0.535s|
|3||35||Matevos Isaakyan||RUS||JD Motorsport||+1.650s|
|4||6||Ben Barnicoat||GBR||Fortec Motorsports||+2.343s|
|5||19||Ignazio D'Agosto||ITA||Manor MP Motorsport||+5.385s|
|6||22||Anthoine Hubert||FRA||Tech 1 Racing||+7.557s|
|7||3||Jack Aitken||GBR||Koiranen GP||+9.463s|
|8||15||Kevin Jorg||SWI||Josef Kaufmann Racing||+10.805s|
|9||7||Callan O'Keeffe||RSA||Fortec Motorsports||+12.035s|
|10||36||Thiago Vivacqua||BRZ||JD Motorsport||+12.888s|
|11||49||Max Defourny||BEL||ART Junior Team||+13.370s|
|13||5||Martin Kodric||CRO||Fortec Motorsports||+16.362s|
|14||47||Nikita Mazepin||RUS||Josef Kaufmann Racing||+16.784s|
|15||18||Lasse Sorensen||DEN||Manor MP Motorsport||+16.960s|
|16||44||Stefan Riener||AUT||Koiranen GP||+19.605s|
|17||45||Ferdinand Habsburg||AUT||Fortec Motorsports||+20.203s|
|19||10||Darius Oskoui||SWI||ART Junior Team||+21.256s|
|20||1||Anton de Pasquale||AUS||Koiranen GP||+21.892s|
|21||8||Luke Chudleigh||CAN||Fortec Motorsports||+26.895s|
|22||48||Daniel Pronenko||UKR||BVM Racing||+28.105s|
|23||25||Amaury Richard||FRA||ARTA Engineering||+28.325s|
|25||37||Amaury Bonduel||FRA||JD Motorsport||+32.059s|
|26||43||Philip Hamprecht||GER||Koiranen GP||+35.055s|
|27||40||Bruno Baptista||BRZ||Koiranen GP||+43.432s|
|28||26||James Allen||AUS||ARTA Engineering||+43.603s|
|29||17||Dennis Olsen||NOR||Manor MP Motorsport||+2 Laps|
|RET||20||Hugo de Sadeleer||SWI||Tech 1 Racing|
|RET||14||Louis Deletraz||SWI||Josef Kaufmann Racing|
|RET||46||Valentin Hasse-Clot||FRA||Manor MP Motorsport|
|RET||21||Simon Gachet||FRA||Tech 1 Racing|