Harrison Scott claimed yet another lights-to-flag victory in race two at the Circuito de Jerez on Sunday, his twelfth victory of an already amazing EuroFormula Open season.
After securing his eleventh pole position of the season on Sunday morning around the Spanish circuit, with Nikita Troitskiy joining him on the front row, the Briton retained the lead at the start and immediately pulled a gap, and was never threatened from behind.
Eighteen laps later, Scott took the chequered flag in his RP Motorsport machine 6.657 seconds clear of Troitskiy, who withstood pressure from behind from Devlin DeFrancesco to claim second for Drivex School to pull away further in the rookie championship, while the Canadian claimed his second podium of the weekend for Carlin with third.
Eliseo Martinez ran fourth early on for Teo Martin Motorsport but lost that position on the fifth lap to Jannes Fittje, with the German then pulling away from the Spaniard. However, Martinez withstood pressure thereafter from a trio of cars, with Simo Laaksonen, Alex Karkosik and Ameya Vaidyanathan in close attention.
Karkosik and Vaidyanathan clashed on the penultimate lap, leaving the latter stranded in the gravel trap at turn nine, promoting Cameron Das to eighth for Campos Racing ahead of Tarun Reddy of Drivex School, with Petru Florescu of Fortec Motorsports completing the top ten.
Ben Hingeley’s impressive points scoring run came to an end when the Briton was forced to pit his Fortec Motorsports machine early to replace a damaged front wing, as was Matheus Iorio, who found himself bouncing across the gravel trap on the exit of turn ten early on in his Campos Racing machine.
Circuito de Jerez Race 2 Result
|1||10||Harrison Scott||GBR||RP Motorsport||29:17.465s|
|2||16||Nikita Troitskiy||RUS||Drivex School||+6.657s|
|3||17||Devlin De Francesco||CAN||Carlin||+7.297s|
|4||7||Jannes Fittje||GER||RP Motorsport||+13.082s|
|5||42||Eliseo Martinez Merono||ESP||Teo Martin Motorsport||+16.242s|
|6||3||Simo Laaksonen||FIN||Campos Racing||+16.722s|
|7||11||Alex Karkosik||POL||RP Motorsport||+21.170s|
|8||1||Cameron Das||USA||Campos Racing||+23.010s|
|9||14||Tarun Reddy||IND||Drivex School||+25.144s|
|10||20||Petru Florescu||ROM||Fortec Motorsports||+29.399s|
|11||12||Christian Hahn||BRZ||Drivex School||+29.925s|
|12||2||Thiago Vivacqua||BRZ||Campos Racing||+30.462s|
|14||8||Lodovico Laurini||ITA||RP Motorsport||+35.734s|
|15||22||Daniel Pronenko||RUS||BVM Racing||+48.677s|
|16||55||Daniel Lu||CHN||BVM Racing||+51.901s|
|17||19||Ben Hingeley||GBR||Fortec Motorsports||+1:16.021s|
|18||34||Matheus Iorio||BRZ||Campos Racing||+1:27.926s|
|19/RET||24||Ameya Vaidyanathan||IND||Carlin||+2 Laps|
|20/RET||43||Pedro Cardoso||BRZ||Teo Martin Motorsport||+2 Laps|