Formula Regional European Championship

Aron Leads Prema Powerteam One-Two to Win Second FRECA Race at Mugello

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Credit: Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine

Paul Aron took his second victory of the weekend at the Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello in a Prema Powerteam one-two in a race that was red-flagged following a big crash for Jasin Ferati.

Having won for the first time in 2021 on Saturday, Aron again started on pole position but was quickly under threat for the lead from newly crowned Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine champion Grégoire Saucy, but it was the Swiss racer that ultimately lost out in the battle and also fell behind Aron’s team-mate Dino Beganovic.

After the first lap, the two Prema drivers had the pace to keep Saucy at bay, and the ART Grand Prix driver was instead forced to watch out for G4 Racing’s Michael Belov as the duo battled for the final spot on the podium.

A crash by JD Motorsport’s Ido Cohen brought out the safety car, but Aron was able to keep the lead at the restart ahead of Beganovic, while Saucy again came under attack from Belov. 

Despite more yellow flags – this time for an incident involving Arden Motorsport’s William Alatalo – Belov was able to take the place away from Saucy, but unfortunately for the Russian, the red flags flew not long after as Ferati crashed heavily at the final turn.  The race result was taken back to lap sixteen, meaning Saucy regained his third place ahead of Belov.

Franco Colapinto lost fourth early to Belov but was always threatening the duo ahead of him until the end, with the MP Motorsport driver ending fifth ahead of R-ace GP’s Hadrien David, the Frenchman one of the few to make some decisive on-track moves as he claimed seventh from Gabriel Bortoleto (FA Racing) and then sixth from Kas Haverkort (MP Motorsport).

Pietro Delli Guanti took ninth for Monolite Racing, while the final point went to KIC Motorsport’s Gianluca Petecof despite the Brazilian having fallen to twelfth just prior to the red flag.  The countback fell in his favour, and he took the final point ahead of Arden’s Alex Quinn and Van Amersfoort Racing’s Mari Boya.

Aron’s victory moves him up to second place in the Drivers’ Championship standings, two points ahead of David, with the duo, as well as the likes of Zane Maloney, Colapinto and Isack Hadjar going into the final round of the season at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza battling to finish as best of the rest behind Saucy.

Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello Race 2 Result

POS.NO.DRIVERNATTEAMTIME/GAP
11Paul AronESTPrema Powerteam29:01.323
217Dino BeganovicSWEPrema Powerteam+0.315
326Grégoire SaucyCHEART Grand Prix+1.060
430Michael BelovRUSG4 Racing+1.153
543Franco ColapintoARGMP Motorsport+1.276
610Hadrien DavidFRAR-ace GP+1.661
727Kas HaverkortNEDMP Motorsport+1.764
885Gabriel BortoletoBRZFA Racing+2.134
935Pietro Delli GuantiITAMonolite Racing+2.790
1011Gianluca PetecofBRZKIC Motorsport+2.831
1121Alex QuinnGBRArden Motorsport+3.126
1264Mari BoyaESPVan Amersfoort Racing+3.549
136Isack HadjarFRAR-ace GP+3.572
1422Zane MaloneyBARR-ace GP+3.904
1512David VidalesESPPrema Powerteam+4.305
168William AlataloFINArden Motorsport+4.383
1751Francesco PizziITAVan Amersfoort Racing+4.819
185Patrik PasmaFINART Grand Prix+5.336
197Axel GnosCHEG4 Racing+5.431
2097Sami MeguetounifFRAR-ace GP+5.886
2177Dilano van’t HoffNEDMP Motorsport+6.037
2291Eduardo BarrichelloBRZJD Motorsport+6.316
2399José Garfias MEXMonolite Racing+7.024
2462Lorenzo FluxáESPVan Amersfoort Racing+7.087
2541Emidio PesceITADR Formula+7.795
262Nico GöhlerGERKIC Motorsport+8.435
2716Tommy SmithAUSJD Motorsport+8.503
2814Nicola MarinangeliITAArden Motorsport+8.812
2996Oliver GøtheDENMP Motorsport+9.385
3013Jasin FeratiCHEKIC Motorsport+9.698
3125Alexandre BardinonFRAFA Racing+10.368
3215Léna BühlerCHER-ace GP+10.425
3389Arias DeukmedjianUSAFA Racing+15.900
RET33Ido CohenISRJD MotorsportRetired
RET19Andrea RossoITAFA RacingRetired
RET46Gabriele MiniITAART Grand PrixRetired
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