Fioravanti leads RP Motorsport 1-2-3 in Monza

Damiano Fioravanti took his maiden EuroFormula Open victory as RP Motorsport team-mate Vitor Baptista moved closer to the championship following Konstantin Tereschenko’s early retirement from the second race at Monza on Sunday.

Pole sitter Tereschenko lost the lead heading into the first chicane on the second lap of the race to Fioravanti, and then lost second to Igor Walilko on the run down to the same chicane on the third lap, but misjudged his braking and collided with the Polish driver, braking his suspension.

Fioravanti took advantage to pull out a gap over the chasing pack, and was never headed as the Italian took victory on home soil.

Championship leader Baptista moved confidently through the field early in the race after starting seventh to finish second behind Fioravanti, moving ahead of Walilko on the fourth lap and edging closer to the race leader until the chequered flag, ending just half a second adrift, while Walilko made it a RP Motorsport 1-2-3 in third.

Campos Racing’s Tereschenko now sits 32 points behind Baptista in the championship, with just 54 points available at the Circuit de Catalunya at the end of October.

Tanart Sathienthirakul ended a lonely fourth for Team West-Tec F3 ahead of Yu Kanamaru of Emilio de Villota Motorsport, who was involved in a good battle with Leonardo Pulcini of DAV Racing before consolidating his position, while Pulcini was passed by Campos Racing’s Diego Menchaca and was forced to settle for seventh.

Yarin Stern took eighth for Team West-Tec F3 ahead of MKTG’s Kantadhee Kusiri, while Henrique Baptista took the final point on offer in tenth for Campos Racing.

Monza Race 2 Result

15Damiano FioravantiITARP Motorsport28m51.136s
23Vitor BaptistaBRZRP Motorsport+0.583s
337Igor WalilkoPOLRP Motorsport+1.878s
415Tanart SathienthirakulTHATeam West-Tec F3+6.011s
516Yu KanamaruJPNEmilio de Villota Motorsport+12.195s
67Diego MenchacaMEXCampos Racing+13.060s
777Leonardo PulciniITADAV Racing+15.174s
810Yarin SternISRTeam West-Tec F3+16.557s
92Kantadhee KusiriTHAMKTG+18.315s
108Henrique BaptistaBRZCampos Racing+23.263s
1121Alessio RoveraITADAV Racing+23.564s
124Antonio PtakPOLRP Motorsport+25.061s
1323Kang LingCHNDAV Racing+26.599s
141Andres SaraviaGTMRP Motorsport+27.036s
159Ahmad Al GhanemKWTCampos Racing+53.727s
1612Mahaveer RaghunathanINDTeam West-Tec F3+54.652s
1717Jose Manuel VilaltaMEXEmilio de Villota Motorsport+57.132s
RET70Parth GhorpadeINDDAV RacingRetired
RET19William BarbosaCOLBVM RacingRetired
RET6Konstantin TereschenkoRUSCampos RacingRetired