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Barter wins another safety car-interrupted Spanish F4 race

by Ida Wood

Photo: Spanish F4

Hugh Barter took another small bite out of Nikola Tsolov’s Spanish Formula 4 lead in the second race at Navarra, but the latter still looks set for the title.

There is a gap of 89 points between the pair, in Tsolov’s favour, and there are 98 points available to score in the season’s remaining four races.

Barter took seven points out of Tsolov’s lead with a lights-to-flag win on Sunday morning at Navarra, keeping his Campos Racing team-mate at bay through the first two laps and then again through the last three as the middle of the race was spent running behind the safety car due to a big crash involving Monlau Motorsport’s Jef Machiels and Formula de Campeones’ Julius Dinesen.

MP Motorsport’s Kirill Smal finished third behind the Campos duo, whose only true moment of battling was at the final corner of the race when Tsolov looked down the inside, with a big gap to his own team-mate Timoteusz Kucharczyk who passed Campos’s Noah Stromsted early on for fourth.

Daniel Nogales and Valerio Rinicella were not far behind them in sixth and seventh, but they had all been behind Campos’s Georg Kelstrup before he came into the pits on the final lap and finished the race in 19th.

Race result (10 laps)
Pos Driver Team Gap
1 Hugh Barter Campos Racing 19m55.127s
2 Nikola Tsolov Campos Racing +0.597s
3 Kirill Smal MP Motorsport +1.562s
4 Timoteusz Kucharzyck MP Motorsport +4.060s
5 Noah Stromsted Campos Racing +4.579s
6 Daniel Nogales Drivex School +5.007s
7 Valerio Rinicella MP Motorsport +5.412s
8 Gael Julien Drivex School +6.137s
9 Sebastian Gravlund MP Motorsport +7.399s
10 Theophile Nael Sainteloc Racing +7.832s
11 Robert de Haan Monlau Motorsport +9.692s
12 Bruno del Pino Drivex School +10.300s
13 Manuel Espirito Santo Campos Racing +11.117s
14 Christian Ho MP Motorsport +11.281s
15 Max Mayer Formula de Campeones +11.755s
16 Tasanapol Inthraphuvasak MP Motorsport +11.981s
17 Miron Pingasov MP Motorsport +12.373s
18 Max Arkhangelskiy Drivex School +12.927s
19 Georg Kelstrup Campos Racing +13.687s
20 Vladislav Ryabov GRS +13.924s
21 Niels Koolen Monlau Motorsport +16.216s
22 Theodor Jensen Sainteloc Racing +18.775s
23 Jesse Carrasquedo Jr Campos Racing +19.079s
24 Marcos Flack GRS +19.468s
25 Alvaro Garcia Formula de Campeones +20.549s
26 Daniel Mavlyutov GRS +21.659s
27 Ricardo Gracia GRS +1 lap
Ret Jef Machiels Monlau Motorsport
Ret Julius Dinesen Formula de Campeones
Ret Ricardo Escotto Cram Motorsport
Fastest lap: Barter, 1m40.913s

Championship standings
1 Tsolov 313   2 Barter 224   3 Kucharczyk 176   4 Smal 129   5 Kelstrup 92   6 Rinicella 78   7 Zanfari 70   8 Filip Jenic 64   9 de Haan 58   10 Inthraphuvasak 56