Leonardo Pulcini’s excellent start to the EuroFormula Open season continued as he got the jump on pole sitter Ferdinand Habsburg at the start of race two at Paul Ricard on Sunday to take his third win in six races.
Campos Racing’s Pulcini made a good start at the French circuit to take the lead into turn one, and was always in control, edging away gradually in the opening laps to repel the challenge of Drivex School’s Habsburg, and eventually winning the fifteen-lap race by 1.485 seconds.
For the second time this weekend Diego Menchaca completed the podium, moving into third place at the start and although unable to make a genuine challenge to Habsburg, he had more than enough pace to keep Carlin’s Colton Herta behind him until the chequered flag.
Antoni Ptak won the battle of the RP Motorsport drivers ahead of team-mate Tanart Sathienthirakul, but Damiano Fioravanti was left disappointed after running ahead of the trio in fifth before he slipped backwards, and ultimately crawled to a halt on the final lap to drop out of the points completely.
Igor Walilko had also found a way past Fioravanti before the Italians retirement, and finished seventh for Fortec Motorsports, while Julio Moreno got the best of a great tussle to take eighth ahead of Keyvan Andres and Kusiri Kantadhee.
After qualifying sixth, RP Motorsport’s Enaad Ahmed was eliminated on the opening lap after being spun around after suffering a puncture down the first part of the back straight into the chicane.
Paul Ricard Race 2 Result
|1||8||Leonardo Pulcini||ITA||Campos Racing||30:46.240|
|2||62||Ferdinand Habsburg||AUT||Drivex School||+1.485|
|3||7||Diego Menchaca||MEX||Campos Racing||+2.886|
|5||1||Antoni Ptak||POL||RP Motorsport||+14.006|
|6||5||Tanart Sathienthriakul||THA||RP Motorsport||+16.848|
|7||37||Igor Walilko||POL||Fortec Motorsports||+18.605|
|8||6||Julio Moreno||ECU||Campos Racing||+25.414|
|10||2||Kusiri Kantadhee||THA||RP Motorsport||+29.506|
|11||72||Nikita Zlobin||RUS||Teo Martin Motorsport||+31.689|
|12||27||Kang Ling||CHN||DAV Racing||+32.239|
|13||18||Riccardo Cazzaniga||ITA||DAV Racing||+33.692|
|14||12||Vladimir Atoev||RUS||Teo Martin Motorsport||+38.957|
|15||20||Daniel Pronenko||RUS||BVM Racing||+40.556|
|16||9||Gulhuseyn Abdullayeu||AZE||Campos Racing||+50.677|
|17||15||JT Liang||CHN||Team West-Tec F3||+1:02.986|
|18/RET||3||Damiano Fioravanti||ITA||RP Motorsport||+1 Lap|
|RET||14||Jose-Manuel Vilalta||MEX||Teo Martin Motorsport||Retired|
|RET||4||Enaam Ahmed||GBR||RP Motorsport||Retired|
|DNS||51||Ameya Vaidyanathan||IND||Carlin||Did not Start|