Michael Belov took the win in Formula Regional European Championship race two at Valencia after leading every lap from pole.
This is Belov and G4 Racing’s second win, and with it he rose to 10th place in the standings despite missing three rounds and not scoring at Paul Ricard, where he participated as a wildcard.
Second place went to Saturday’s race winner Franco Colapinto, who couldn’t really challenge Belov for the victory.
Championship leader Gregoire Saucy came third, as his attempt to pass Colapinto at the start was unsuccessful and no more opportunities arose.
A good start helped Belov keep first place ahead of Colapinto, who had to defend from Saucy who had a better getaway.
Prema’s David Vidales, second on Saturday, also had a good start and moved from seventh to fifth.
Similar to race one, R-ace GP’s Zane Maloney made the most of lap one to gain three places, getting himself into the top 10.
He would then deliver some action when a few laps in he went side-by-side with FA Racing’s Gabriel Bortoleto and finally passed the Brazilian. Van Amersfoort Racing’s Mari Boya, who had lost eighth to Maloney at the start, took advantage of Bortoleto being pushed to pass him too.
Boya would put pressure on Maloney for seventh later on, but attempting a move was far more difficult than on Saturday.
Prema’s Dino Beganovic slowed on the main straight with technical issues five minutes into the race, and while the Swede was able to bring his car back to the pitlane, and then rejoin the race two laps down, he would later retire in the pits.
With eight minutes to go, Dilano van’t Hoff made contact with the rear of Jose Garfias, causing both to retire and the safety car being deployed while their cars were recovered.
The race went green again after, but there was no overtaking in the top 10.
In the midfield, Andrea Rosso was able to pull off a move on Axel Gnos, going to the inside at turn four and consolidating it at turn five.
Nicola Marinangeli and Pietro Delli Guanti, immediately behind, wouldn’t miss the opportunity and also passed Gnos.
|1||Michael Belov||G4 Racing||20 laps|
|2||Franco Colapinto||MP Motorsport||+1.237s|
|3||Gregoire Saucy||ART Grand Prix||+2.257s|
|4||Isack Hadjar||R-ace GP||+3.379s|
|6||Hadrien David||R-ace GP||+4.563s|
|7||Zane Maloney||R-ace GP||+5.459s|
|8||Mari Boya||Van Amersfoort Racing||+6.172s|
|9||Gabriel Bortoleto||FA Racing by MP||+6.663s|
|10||Gabriele Mini||ART Grand Prix||+7.088s|
|11||Gianluca Petecof||KIC Motorsport||+7.825s|
|14||Kas Haverkort||MP Motorsport||+9.373s|
|16||Francesco Pizzi||Van Amersfoort Racing||+10.130s|
|17||Andrea Rosso||FA Racing by MP||+12.721s|
|19||Pietro Delli Guanti||Monolite Racing||+13.926s|
|20||Axel Gnos||G4 Racing||+14.601s|
|21||Tommy Smith||JD Motorsport||+14.844s|
|22||Patrik Pasma||ART Grand Prix||+15.001s|
|23||Lorenzo Fluxa||Van Amersfoort Racing||+15.570s|
|24||Nico Gohler||KIC Motorsport||+16.092s|
|25||Lena Buhler||R-ace GP||+17.952s|
|26||Eduardo Barrichello||JD Motorsport||+18.133s|
|27||Belen Garcia||G4 Racing||+20.018s|
|28||Alexandre Bardinon||FA Racing by MP||+24.202s|
|29||Oliver Goethe||MP Motorsport||+27.451s|
|30||Emidio Pesce||DR Formula||+30.691s|
|31||Jasin Ferati||KIC Motorsport||+44.293s|
|Ret||Jose Garfias||Monolite Racing|
|Ret||Dilano van’t Hoff||MP Motorsport|
|Fastest lap: Beganovic, 1m30.153s