Mari Boya held off debuting team-mate Thomas ten Brinke to win the opening race of the weekend at Jerez in Spanish Formula 4.
The Spaniard had to hold off Dutch driver ten Brinke, the 2019 world junior karting champion, who was contesting his first ever car race and looked immediately quick. Boya ended up denying ten Brinke a debut success by 0.385 seconds.
The result moves Boya up to second in the drivers championship ahead of Oliver Goethe, who ended the race in eighth place. Just one point separates him and championship leader Kas Haverkort, who retired from the race.
Swiss driver Joshua Dufek completed a podium lockout for MP Motorsport, while Drivex School’s Ivan Nosov fended off Global Racing Service’s Lorenzo Fluxa and Praga F4’s Quique Bordas at the line to take fourth, with just 0.285s separating the three drivers.
French driver Enzo Joullie came home in seventh ahead of Goethe, after starting the weekend with a strong performance in wet qualifying to take pole, while GRS duo Alex Garcia and Suleiman Zanfari rounded out the points.
Race results (15 laps)
|1||Mari Boya||MP Motorsport||28m23.019s|
|2||Thomas ten Brinke||MP Motorsport||+0.385s|
|3||Joshua Dufek||MP Motorsport||+5.454s|
|4||Ivan Nosov||Drivex School||+9.712s|
|5||Lorenzo Fluxa||Global Racing Service||+10.157s|
|6||Quique Bordas||Praga F4||+10.489s|
|7||Enzo Joullie||MP Motorsport||+12.636s|
|8||Oliver Goethe||MP Motorsport||+12.808s|
|9||Alex Garcia||Global Racing Service||+14.765s|
|10||Suleiman Zanfari||Global Racing Service||+24.475s|
|11||Javier Sagrera||MOL Racing||+24.948s|
|12||Paul-Adrien Pallot||Drivex School||+31.182s|
|13||Ignacio Montenegro||MP Motorsport||+33.277s|
|14||Mehrbod Shameli||Xcel Motorsport||+38.654s|
|Ret||Carles Martinez||Praga F4|
|Ret||Kas Haverkort||MP Motorsport|
|Ret||Valdemar Eriksen||Drivex School|
|Ret||Eloy Sebastian Lopez||Global Racing Service|
|Ret||Lena Buhler||Drivex School|
|Pole: Joullie, 1m50.551s Fastest lap: ten Brinke, 1m45.175s