Harrison Scott returns to Winning Ways at the Hungaroring

by Paul Hensby

Harrison Scott secured win number six of his EuroFormula Open campaign as he led from lights out to chequered flag at the Hungaroring on Sunday.

The British racer maintained his lead into turn one from Nikita Troitskiy, and despite mid-race pressure from the Drivex School racer, the RP Motorsport ace secured the win by 1.139 seconds.

The race was initially nullified by the safety car before the end of lap one when an out-of-control Devlin De Francesco, after a poor start, careered into the innocent Petru Florescu heading into turn one, with the Carlin driver sideswiping the Fortec Motorsports driver after running onto the grass on the inside of the turn.

On the restart, Scott and Troitskiy were in a race of their own out front, with the two trading fastest laps, but despite keeping the pressure on the race leader, Troitskiy could not make any kind of move on the British racer, and was ultimately forced to settle for second.

Raoul Hyman secured the final spot on the podium for Campos Racing, but the South African was 7.839 seconds down on Scott at the chequered flag. Hyman did however manage to gap his team-mate Simo Laaksonen, who finished fourth, while Alex Karkosik of RP Motorsport finished fifth despite pressure from behind from Carlin’s Ameya Vaidyanathan.

Race one winner Thiago Vivacqua had a more low-key afternoon on Sunday, with the Campos Racing driver falling off the back of Vaidyanathan as he battled to maintain seventh ahead of Drivex School’s Christian Hahn, while the top ten was completed by Campos’ Matheus Iorio and Carlin’s Tarun Reddy.

Hungaroring Race 2 Result

110Harrison ScottGBRRP Motorsport33:06.732s
216Nikita TroitskiyRUSDrivex School+1.139s
31Raoul HymanRSACampos Racing+7.839s
43Simo LaaksonenFINCampos Racing+11.761s
511Alex KarkosikPOLRP Motorsport+14.336s
624Ameya VaidyanathanINDCarlin+15.097s
72Thiago VivacquaBRZCampos Racing+18.509s
812Christian HahnBRZDrivex School+19.144s
934Matheus IorioBRZCampos Racing+20.376s
1014Tarun ReddyINDCarlin+21.476s
1142Eliseo Martinez MeronoESPTeo Martin Motorsport+22.847s
1243Pedro CardosoBRZTeo Martin Motorsport+37.767s
138Lodovico LauriniITARP Motorsport+46.223s
1422Daniel PronenkoRUSBVM Racing+46.689s
RET18Jannes FittjeGERFortec MotorsportRetired
RET17Devlin De FrancescoCANCarlinRetired
RET20Petru FlorescuROMFortec MotorsportRetired

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