Harrison Scott climbed from sixth on the grid to hit the front early and came through to win his third race of the EuroFormula Open season at Spa-Francorchamps on Sunday, extending his championship lead in the process.
Pole sitter Nikita Troitkskiy held the lead into the first turn but found himself shuffled down the pack heading down the Kemmel Straight, with Carlin duo Ameya Vaidyanathan and Devlin De Francesco drafting through into the lead.
Vaidyanathan and De Francesco ran side by side down the Kemmel Straight on lap three, with the Canadian assuming the lead heading into Les Combes, with the Indian racer hitting the kerb on the inside and spinning down to fourth.
By this time, Scott had found his way into second and then closed down and passed De Francesco to take the lead, and despite a mid-race safety car to clear up a final corner clash between Alex Karkosik and Pedro Cardosa, the RP Motorsport racer stayed clear of the pack to win by 1.791 seconds.
De Francesco maintained second, while Thiago Vivacqua had an excellent race to climb from seventh on the grid to claim the final spot on the podium for Campos Racing, ahead of Vaidyanathan.
Matheus Iorio also found his way ahead of Troitskiy to take fifth for Campos Racing, while Jannes Fittje, who started on the front row alongside the Drivex School racer, was seventh for Fortec Motorsports.
Petru Florescu survived a small off-track moment to finish eighth for Campos Racing, while Tarun Reddy and Alexey Chuklin completed the point’s scorers in ninth and tenth respectively.
Scott now holds a 39-point lead in the championship ahead of Vaidyanathan after the first four races of the season, with the next round coming up in two weeks at Paul Ricard.
Spa-Francorchamps Race 2 Result
|1||10||Harrison Scott||GBR||RP Motorsport||35:49.289s|
|2||17||Devlin De Francesco||CAN||Carlin||+1.791s|
|3||2||Thiago Vivacqua||BRZ||Campos Racing||+2.715s|
|5||4||Matheus Iorio||BRZ||Campos Racing||+7.093s|
|6||16||Nikita Troitskiy||RUS||Drivex School||+7.312s|
|7||18||Jannes Fittje||GER||Fortec Motorsport||+8.149s|
|8||1||Petru Florescu||ROM||Campos Racing||+10.683s|
|10||21||Alexey Chuklin||UKR||Fortec Motorsport||+15.695s|
|11||22||Daniel Pronenko||RUS||BVM Racing||+16.411s|
|12||12||Christian Hahn||BRZ||Drivex School||+16.832s|
|13||8||Lodovico Laurini||ITA||RP Motorsport||+39.887s|
|14/RET||3||Simo Laaksonen||FIN||Campos Racing||+1 Lap|
|15/RET||42||Eliseo Martinez Merono||ESP||Teo Martin Motorsport||+3 Laps|
|RET||11||Alex Karkosik||POL||RP Motorsport||Retired|
|RET||43||Pedro Cardoso||BRZ||Teo Martin Motorsport||Retired|