Formula Regional European Championship

Saucy in Control of FRECA Championship After Second Zandvoort Victory

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Credit: Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine

Grégoire Saucy’s breakthrough season continued on Sunday as he took a commanding victory at Circuit Zandvoort, his sixth triumph of the 2021 Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine season.

The Swiss racer, driving this year for ART Grand Prix, retained the lead from pole position at the start, and despite a little pressure from behind from MP Motorsport’s Franco Colapinto, he was able to take the chequered flag first to extend his advantage at the top of the standings to sixty-four points!

Colapinto, who scored points for the first time this season in Saturday’s opening race in the Netherlands, passed ART Grand Prix’s Gabriele Mini around the outside of turn one on the opening lap to jump into second, and once clear of the Italian, he was able to keep Saucy honest until the end.

Mini had a relatively lonely race to third, ending 6.752 seconds off the race win but more than four seconds clear of the rest of the field. 

The rest of the field was led by Arden’s William Alatalo, who passed Van Amersfoort Racing’s Francesco Pizzi early on for fourth, with the Finnish driver then pulling away from the Italian, who was instead forced to fend off the challenge of MP Motorsport’s Kas Haverkort and Prema Powerteam’s Paul Aron.

Zane Maloney was another driving a defensive race, with the R-ace GP driver holding off Van Amersfoort Racing’s Mari Boya and MP Motorsport’s Oliver Gøthe.  Gøthe took the final point just ahead of ART Grand Prix’s Thomas Ten Brinke and R-ace GP’s Isack Hadjar.

Hadrian David remains second in the championship despite finishing only fourteenth for R-ace GP, either side of KIC Motorsport duo Patrik Pasma and Elias Seppänen

However, David, and the rest of the field, will need to find a way to beat Saucy, who now has six wins in the opening ten races.  He has a commanding lead at the top of sixty-four points, while only seven points cover the next five drivers, David, Hadjar, Maloney, Aron and Mini.

Circuit Zandvoort Race 2 Result

126Grégoire SaucyCHEART Grand Prix21 Laps
243Franco ColapintoARGMP Motorsport+1.023
346Gabriele MiniITAART Grand Prix+6.752
48William AlataloFINArden Motorsport+10.793
551Francesco PizziITAVan Amersfoort Racing+19.612
627Kas HaverkortNEDMP Motorsport+20.147
71Paul AronESTPrema Powerteam+20.773
822Zane MaloneyBARR-ace GP+25.672
964Mari BoyaESPVan Amersfoort Racing+26.334
1096Oliver GøtheDENMP Motorsport+27.042
1123Thomas Ten BrinkeNEDART Grand Prix+27.891
126Isack HadjarFRAR-ace GP+28.494
135Patrik PasmaFINKIC Motorsport+28.913
1410Hadrien DavidFRAR-ace GP+29.410
1558Elias SeppänenFINKIC Motorsport+29.827
1612David VidalesESPPrema Powerteam+30.238
1762Lorenzo FluxáESPVan Amersfoort Racing+31.190
1819Andrea RossoITAFA Racing+31.599
1917Dino BeganovicSWEPrema Powerteam+32.800
2085Gabriel BortoletoBRZFA Racing+36.099
2191Eduardo BarrichelloBRZJD Motorsport+36.728
2271Brad BenavidesUSADR Formula+37.711
2341Emidio PesceITADR Formula+43.997
2435Pietro Delli GuantiITAMonolite Racing+45.771
257Axel GnosCHEG4 Racing+48.183
262Nico GöhlerGERKIC Motorsport+50.420
279Alexandre BardinonFRAFA Racing+51.038
2814Nicola MarinangeliITAArden Motorsport+51.420
2916Tommy SmithAUSJD Motorsport+53.086
3015Léna BühlerCHER-ace GP+1:02.228
RET21Alex QuinnGBRArden MotorsportRetired
DNS30Michael BelovRUSG4 RacingDid Not Start
DNS13Jasin FeratiCHEMonolite RacingDid Not Start
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