Vitor Baptista became the first driver in 2015 to win both races during a EuroFormula Open weekend as he comfortably led from start to finish at Spa-Francorchamps to take over the championship lead from Konstantin Tereschenko.
RP Motorsport’s Baptista made a good start from pole position to lead into the first corner, and was not troubled throughout the thirteen-lap race that was held in tricky conditions after pre-race rain.
Tereschenko claimed second place to remain close behind the championship hunt, but not before having to pass Igor Walilko, who had made a good start to move into second place at the first corner as Campos Racing’s Tereschenko made a sluggish start to drop down to fourth from the front row.
Walilko kept hold of third position for his maiden podium finish in the series, just ahead of Thai driver Tanart Sathienthirakul of Team West-Tec F3.
Antoni Ptak of RP Motorsport got the better of Team West-Tec F3’s Yarin Stern to take fifth, while William Barbosa took seventh for BVM Racing ahead of debutant Kusiri Kantadhee of RP Motorsport.
Mexican Diego Menchaca of Campos Racing and Parth Ghorpede of DAV Racing completed the top ten, while the other two DAV Racing entries were both forced into early retirement, Alessio Rovera with damage and Leonardo Pulcini with a mechanical issue.
Spa-Francorchamps Race 2 Result
|1||3||Vitor Baptista||BRZ||RP Motorsport||33m26.975s|
|2||6||Konstantin Tereschenko||RUS||Campos Racing||+11.152s|
|3||37||Igor Walilko||POL||RP Motorsport||+12.125s|
|4||15||Tanart Sathienthirakul||THA||Team West-Tec F3||+12.707s|
|5||4||Antoni Ptak||POL||RP Motorsport||+24.547s|
|6||10||Yarin Stern||ISR||Team West-Tec F3||+27.690s|
|7||19||William Barbosa||COL||BVM Racing||+35.321s|
|9||7||Diego Menchaca||MEX||Campos Racing||+40.183s|
|10||70||Parth Ghorpade||IND||DAV Racing||+41.618s|
|11||16||Yu Kanamaru||JPN||Emilio de Villota Motorsport||+42.414s|
|12||17||Jose Manuel Vilalta||MEX||Emilio de Villota Motorsport||+44.929s|
|13||1||Andres Saravia||GTM||RP Motorsport||+52.328s|
|14||9||Ahmad Al Ghanem||KWT||Campos Racing||+1m05.503s|
|15||8||Henrique Baptista||BRZ||Campos Racing||+1m06.318s|
|RET||5||Damiano Fioravanti||ITA||RP Motorsport||Retired|
|RET||77||Leonardo Pulcini||ITA||DAV Racing||Retired|
|RET||21||Alessio Rovera||ITA||DAV Racing||Retired|