French F4

Ledenon Plays Host to Ye Yefei’s Third Win in a Row

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Another runaway French F4 win from Chinese driver Ye Yifei saw him continue his domination in the front of the Lédenon crowd. After a clean start, he broke away from the pack, eventually winning by over five seconds to runner-up Gilles Magnus.

Away from the line, Ye was determined to maintain his advantage, but the Belgium driver had other ideas, nipping in front as the cars settled into an order. The two pushed each other away from the pack, with Ye eventually finding a way past the ever determined Magnus.

From there Ye extended the gap, pulling out an advantage and winning by 5.863 seconds. He was joined on the podium by Magnus and Jean-Baptise Mela. The French driver had struggled to keep pace with the front two, but was successful in holding off his rivals challenge, collecting his first podium of the season.

Mela had found himself under pressure from fourth placed Pierre-Alexandre Jean for the majority of the race, as Michael Benyahia rounded out the top five. The trio were unable to challenge at the front, though Jean will be pleased to have continued his run of top five finishes, that stretches back to the Sunday of the opening round.

The result saw Ye extend his championship lead as he looks on course to become the most successful series driver of all time. His biggest challenge will be to win the reverse grid race, where Aleks Karkosik starts on pole, after finishing tenth.

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