Jack Aitken took his fourth victory of the season to take over the lead in the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Series championship at a wet Jerez on Saturday.
The British Koiranen GP driver was untouchable throughout the race that ended prematurely with a red flag due to several cars stopping with technical problems due to the slow speed in almost treacherous conditions.
The race began behind the safety car due to heavy rain pre-race, and the conditions only allowed for about ten minutes of green flag running, but Aitken ended up winning by 14.670s from Josef Kaufmann Racing’s Kevin Jörg.
Aitken takes over the lead in the championship as a result, although he has the same amount of points as Jörg but leads due to winning more races than the Swiss driver.
Ignazio D’Agosto claimed his first podium finish of the season for Manor MP Motorsport on the final lap as Ben Barnicoat slowed to a halt while running inside the top three himself, with Louis Deletraz finishing fourth for Josef Kaufmann Racing. Deletraz has found himself off the top of the championship standings for the first time this season, but remains well in contention with two races of the weekend remaining.
Jake Hughes finished fifth for Koiranen GP after capitalising on another casualty over the final laps when Dennis Olsen dropped out of the points, while Matevos Isaakyan finished sixth for JD Motorsport.
Anthoine Hubert kept himself in contention for the championship by climbing from sixteenth on the grid to finish seventh, ahead of Martin Kodric, Ukyo Sasahara and Harrison Scott.
Jerez Race 1 Result
|1||3||Jack Aitken||GBR||Koiranen GP||40m01.711s|
|2||15||Kevin Jorg||SWI||Josef Kaufmann Racing||+14.670s|
|3||19||Ignazio D'Agosto||ITA||Manor MP Motorsport||+18.490s|
|4||14||Louis Deletraz||SWI||Josef Kaufmann Racing||+19.161s|
|5||2||Jake Hughes||GBR||Koiranen GP||+21.732s|
|6||35||Matevos Isaakyan||RUS||JD Motorsport||+22.515s|
|7||22||Anthoine Hubert||FRA||Tech 1 Racing||+25.710s|
|8||5||Martin Kodric||CRO||Fortec Motorsports||+34.064s|
|9||9||Ukyo Sasahara||JAP||ART Junior Team||+34.948s|
|11||37||Alexey Korneev||RUS||JD Motorsport||+36.064s|
|12||26||James Allen||AUS||ARTA Engineering||+36.374s|
|13||36||Thiago Vivacqua||BRZ||JD Motorsport||+36.473s|
|15||54||Jehan Daruvala||IND||Fortec Motorsports||+40.607s|
|17||20||Hugo de Sadeleer||SWI||Tech 1 Racing||+43.937s|
|18||59||Julien Falchero||FRA||GSK Grand Prix||+48.325s|
|19||51||Vasily Romanov||RUS||Cram Motorsport||+49.191s|
|20||21||Simon Gachet||FRA||Tech 1 Racing||+49.777s|
|21||17||Dennis Olsen||NOR||Manor MP Motorsport||+1m38.290s|
|22/RET||6||Ben Barnicoat||GBR||Fortec Motorsports||+1 Lap|
|RET||8||Valentin Hasse-Clot||FRA||Fortec Motorsports||Retired|
|RET||18||Bruno Baptista||BRZ||Manor MP Motorsport||Retired|
|RET||10||Darius Oskoui||SWI||ART Junior Team||Retired|
|RET||49||Max Defourny||BEL||ART Junior Team||Retired|
|RET||25||Amaury Richard||FRA||ARTA Engineering||Retired|