Deletraz penalty hands Aitken Hungaroring victory

A penalty for jumping the start for Louis Deletraz gave Jack Aitken the opportunity to take his first Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Series victory of the season.

Pole sitter Deletraz, driving for Josef Kaufmann Racing, was adjudged to have moved before the lights went out at the start, and was handed a ten-second penalty as a result, and despite setting a blistering pace, could not gap Aitken sufficiently to claim outright victory.

Aitken, driving for Koiranen GP, finished 6.168s behind Deletraz on the road, but took victory, his second in the series, a year on from his first at the same circuit.

Racing Steps Foundation-backed Fortec Motorsports driver Ben Barnicoat also finished within ten seconds of Deletraz on the road, and thus claimed second position, with Deletraz ultimately finishing third after gapping his team-mate Kevin Jörg by 10.158s.

Behind Jörg was Fortec Motorsports’ Martin Kodric in fifth, while Koiranen GP driver Jake Hughes climbed from ninth to finish sixth ahead of Harrison Scott of AVF.

Anton de Pasquale finished eighth for Koiranen GP for his first points of the season, holding off the challenge of ART Junior Team driver Darius Oskoui, while Simon Gachet completed the top ten for Tech 1 Racing.

Despite the penalty, Deletraz extended his lead in the championship, with main rivals Ukyo Sasahara and Antoine Hubert both retiring from the race and Dennis Olsen and Matevos Isaakyan both finishing outside the points.

Hungaroring Race 1 Result

13Jack AitkenGBRKoiranen GP27m44.275s
26Ben BarnicoatGBRFortec Motorsports+2.810s
314Louis DeletrazSWIJosef Kaufmann Racing+3.832s
415Kevin JorgSWIJosef Kaufmann Racing+3.990s
55Martin KodricCROFortec Motorsports+8.922s
62Jake HughesGBRKoiranen GP+11.612s
727Harrison ScottGBRAVF+12.756s
81Anton de PasqualeAUSKoiranen GP+14.099s
910Darius OskouiSWIART Junior Team+14.499s
1021Simon GachetFRATech 1 Racing+15.045s
1136Thiago VivacquaBRZJD Motorsport+16.090s
127Callan O'KeeffeRSAFortec Motorsports+16.618s
1320Hugo de SadeleerSWITech 1 Racing+17.991s
1417Dennis OlsenNORManor MP Motorsport+18.502s
1551Vasily RomanovRUSCram Motorsport+24.749s
1628Charlie EastwoodIRLAVF+31.738s
1747Nikita MazepinRUSJosef Kaufmann Racing+33.177s
1837Amaury BonduelFRAJD Motorsport+33.559s
1935Matevos IsaakyanRUSJD Motorsport+36.284s
2026James AllenAUSARTA Engineering+40.952s
RET25Amaury RichardFRAARTA EngineeringRetired
RET18Lasse SorensenDENManor MP MotorsportRetired
RET46Valentin Hasse-ClotFRAManor MP MotorsportRetired
RET22Anthoine HubertFRATech 1 RacingRetired
RET19Ignazio D'AgostoITAManor MP MotorsportRetired
RET9Ukyo SasaharaJAPART Junior TeamRetired