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Bruno Bonifacio wins first Vallelunga Alps race

by Luis Miguel Martinez

Photo: Fast Lane Promotion

Prema Powerteam’s Bruno Bonifacio claimed a dominant victory in the first of two races at Vallelunga circuit for the first round of the Formula Renault 2.0 Alps season. The Brazilian started from pole position, led every lap of the race and also managed to get the fastest lap on the eighth lap.

In second place came the rookie Antonio Fuoco, also racing for Prema Powerteam, after trailing Bonifacio for the entire race, staying on a strong pace in relation to his more experienced teammate and finished almost two seconds behind the Brazilian driver.

Completing the podium was Pierre Gasly for Tech 1 Racing, after opening a very substantial gap to the cars behind and having not too much pressure trough the entire race.

Nyck de Vries came in fourth place for Koiranen Motorsports, with the third Prema Powerteam car driven by Italian Luca Ghiotto finishing fifth. In sixth place was Brazilian Guilherme Silva in the second Koiranen Motorsport car, followed closely by two of the Euronova Racing drivers, British Gregor Ramsay in seventh and Japanese Uyko Sasahara in eighth.

Indian driver Parth Ghorpade finished ninth for the BVM Racing team and Italian Kevin Gilardoni finished in tenth for GSK Grand Prix Team, getting the last point scoring position.

The second race is scheduled to start on Sunday at 14:30 local time.

Race results
Pos Driver? Team Time/Gap?
1 Bruno Bonifacio Prema Powerteam 17 laps in 26:43.328
2 Antonio Fuoco Prema Powerteam +1.505
3 Pierre Gasly Tech 1 Racing +6.616
4 Nyck De Vries Koiranen Motorsport +13.361
5 Luca Ghiotto Prema Powerteam +15.558
6 Guilherme Silva Koiranen Motorsport +19.468
7 Gregor Ramsay Euronova Racing +20.212
8 Ukyo Sasahara Euronova Racing +20.728
9 Parth Ghorpade BVM Racing +24.121
10 Kevin Gilardoni GSK Grand Prix +25.444
11 Kevin Jorg Jenzer Motorsport +25.866
12 Andrew Tang Jenzer Motorsport +29.273
13 Ivan Taranov Tech 1 Racing +30.589
14 Egor Orudzhev Tech 1 Racing +32.730
15 Francisco Mora Interwetten.com Racing +42.374
16 Simon Gachet ARTA Engineering +43.068
17 Konstantin Tereschenko Interwetten.com Racing +45.079
18 Alberto Di Folco Team Torino Motorsport +46.795
19 Luke Chudleigh Tech 1 Racing +48.055
20 Max Schaumburg-Lippe Jenzer Motorsport +48.701
21 Josh Raneri Team Torino Motorsport +52.910
22 Alejandro Abogado Interwetten.com Racing +57.540
23 Alex Bosak SMP Racing by Koiranen +58.473
24 Pietro Peccenini TS Corse +58.861
25 Nikita Zlobin SMP Racing by Koiranen +59.728
26 Dzhon Simonyan GSK Grand Prix +1:00.764
27 Simon Tirman ARTA Engineering +1 lap
28 Daniele Cazzaniga Viola Formula Racing +1 lap
Not classified
Hans Villemi SMP Racing by Koiranen 9 laps
Joffrey De Narda ARTA Engineering 4 laps
Javier Amado Euronova Racing 3 laps
Semen Evstigneev SMP Racing by Koiranen 3 laps
Matthieu Vaxiviere Tech 1 Racing 1 lap
William Vermont ARTA Engineering 1 lap
Dario Capitanio BVM Racing 0 laps
Denis Korneev Jenzer Motorsport 0 laps