Aitken strolls to dominant Estoril victory

by Paul Hensby

A dominant display from Jack Aitken ensured his maiden EuroFormula Open championship victory during Sunday’s second race around the Portuguese circuit of Estoril.

The Anglo-Korean Renault Sport Academy driver led from start to finish from pole position for RP Motorsport’s first victory of the year, with Aitken winning by 9.256s from race one winner Leonardo Pulcini of Campos Racing.

It was a much cleaner start than was seen in Saturday’s opener, with Aitken getting the best getaway to lead into the first corner ahead of Pulcini, while Damiano Fioravanti settled into third, also for RP Motorsport, a position he would hold on to until the chequered flag.

Diego Menchaca held off a race long challenge from Carlin driver Colton Herta to claim fourth for Campos Racing, while Tatiana Calderon claimed her first points of the season in sixth for Teo Martin Motorsport after jumping ahead of Ferdinand Habsburg at the start.

Habsburg would drop to ninth following a mid-race mistake by the Drivex School driver, enabling Igor Walilko to claim seventh for Fortec Motorsports ahead of Campos Racing’s Julio Moreno, while Kevyan Andres completed the top ten for Carlin behind Habsburg.

Estoril Race 2 Result

14Jack AitkenGBRRP Motorsport30m08.185s
28Leonardo PulciniITACampos Racing+9.256s
33Damiano FioravantiITARP Motorsport+10.964s
47Diego MenchacaMEXCampos Racing+15.930s
598Colton HertaUSACarlin+16.156s
610Tatiana CalderonCOLTeo Martin Motorsport+21.910s
737Igor WalilkoPOLFortec Motorsports+24.852s
86Julio MorenoECUCampos Racing+27.043s
962Ferdinand HabsburgAUTDrivex School+27.626s
1047Keyvan AndresGERCarlin+30.574s
1127Kang LingCHNDAV Racing+32.046s
1251Ameya VaidyanathanINDCarlin+34.636s
132Kusiri KantadheeTHARP Motorsport+39.313s
1421Ye HongliCHNBVM Racing+41.191s
155Tanart SathienthriakulTHARP Motorsport+42.216s
1672Nikita ZlobinRUSTeo Martin Motorsport+42.952s
1720Daniel PronenkoRUSBVM Racing+50.477s
1818Daniele CazzanigaITADAV Racing+51.512s
1911Petru FlorescuROMTeo Martin Motorsport+1m00.659s
2014Jose-Manuel VilaltaMEXTeo Martin Motorsport+1m07.765s
219Gulhuseyn AbdullayeuAZECampos Racing+1m09.286s
DNS1Antoni PtakPOLRP MotorsportDid Not Start

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