Barnicoat dominates wet Nurburgring finale

by Paul Hensby

Ben Barnicoat took his maiden Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Series victory at the Nurburgring, dominating a race affected heavily by the weather.

The race began behind the safety car after pre-race rain, with Barnicoat leading the train for four laps before the race got started properly, but the Racing Steps Foundation-backed Fortec Motorsports driver was untroubled throughout to win by more than six seconds.

His team-mate Martin Kodric took his maiden series podium in second, withstanding the early pressure of Ukyo Sasahara before dropping the Japanese racer and consolidating his runners-up position.

Anthoine Hubert completed the podium for Tech 1 Racing, holding off championship leader Louis Deletraz of Josef Kaufmann Racing as Sasahara dropped down to seventh by the chequered flag, also falling behind Kevin Jörg and Jack Aitken.

Jake Hughes finished eighth for Koiranen GP ahead of Ignazio D’Agosto of Manor MP Motorsport, while Harrison Scott finished tenth for AVF, denying MSA Formula race winner and wild card entry Daniel Ticktum of Koiranen GP a top ten finish.

Deletraz is under investigation for exceeding track limits and gaining an advantage, but should the result stand, he will extend his championship lead over team-mate Jörg to five points, with Aitken third a further three points behind and Hughes four behind his team-mate in fourth. Hubert remains mathematically in the hunt but is 29 points behind in fifth.

Nurburgring Race 2 Result

16Ben BarnicoatGBRFortec Motorsports29m19.173s
25Martin KodricCROFortec Motorsports+6.448s
322Anthoine HubertFRATech 1 Racing+11.085s
414Louis DeletrazSWIJosef Kaufmann Racing+11.728s
515Kevin JorgSWIJosef Kaufmann Racing+14.268s
63Jack AitkenGBRKoiranen GP+14.904s
79Ukyo SasaharaJAPART Junior Team+17.250s
82Jake HughesGBRKoiranen GP+18.100s
919Ignazio D'AgostoITAManor MP Motorsport+21.680s
1027Harrison ScottGBRAVF+23.190s
1156Daniel TicktumGBRKoiranen GP+25.172s
1235Matevos IsaakyanRUSJD Motorsport+25.964s
137Callan O'KeeffeRSAFortec Motorsports+28.175s
141Anton de PasqualeAUSKoiranen GP+29.097s
1549Max DefournyBELART Junior Team+29.187s
1621Simon GachetFRATech 1 Racing+30.277s
1718Bruno BaptistaBRZManor MP Motorsport+35.929s
1810Darius OskouiSWIART Junior Team+36.647s
1944Stefan RienerAUTKoiranen GP+37.669s
2036Thiago VivacquaBRZJD Motorsport+38.607s
2125Amaury RichardFRAARTA Engineering+39.224s
2255Dries VanthoorBELJosef Kaufmann Racing+42.504s
2345Ferdinand HabsburgAUTFortec Motorsports+44.906s
2420Hugo de SadeleerSWITech 1 Racing+46.889s
2548Daniel PronenkoUKRBVM+49.817s
2626James AllenAUSARTA Engineering+53.434s
2728Josef ZarubaCZEAVF+54.244s
288Valentin Hasse-ClotFRAFortec Motorsports+55.277s
2957Pontus FredricssonSWEPrizma Motorsport+1m00.898s
3042Henrique ChavesPORAVF+1m03.887s
3137Nikita TroitskiyRUSJD Motorsport+1m12.069s
3246Christopher AnthonyAUSManor MP Motorsport+1m18.340s
RET17Dennis OlsenNORManor MP MotorsportRetired
RET51Vasily RomanovRUSCram MotorsportRetired
RET54Jehan DaruvalaINDFortec MotorsportsRetired

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