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After starting from pole position, Bruno Bonifacio won race one in the Spa-Francorchamps round to take the runner up spot in the championship in front of Pierre Gasly who is not participating in this round.
Championship Leader Antonio Fuoco ended the race in second place making it a Prema 1-2, but he was later penalised, promoting Polish driver Jakub Dalewski.
Bonifacio dominated the race from lights to flag. On the first lap, in the straight to Les Combes, Egor Orudzhev, made slight contact with Fuoco and spun out, hitting the railings and the car of Luca Ghioto. A red flag was called, on lap two, courtesy of Luke Chudleigh hitting the barrier in the Raidillon corner.
After the restart we had a lot of overtaking and smooth driving until the last laps when Hans Villemi spun out from seventh place and Gregor Ramsay went to the gravel.
At the end Bonifacio won the race with Fuoco second, and Dalewski third. Fourth was Kevin Jorg, in fifth was Marcos Siebert who pulled a late overtake in the last lap over Guilherme Silva who ended sixth. Seventh was Konstantin Tereschenko, eighth was Andrew Tang, with Uyko Sasahara ninth and Joffrey De Narda in tenth, collecting his first point of the season.
?We do not have a team order policy, then I just had to be careful not to let my team mate come close. At the beginning I?ve managed to open a small gap that allowed me to handle the race. This win is important for my championship. From now on the key will be seizing points in any occasion,? commented Bonifacio, who closed the championship gap with Fuoco to 16 points after the Ferrari protege was handed a 25 second penalty, dropping him to 14th. Siebert was penalised ten seconds, relegating him to ninth.
|1||Bruno Bonifacio||Prema Powerteam||12 laps in 47:45.974|
|2||Kuba Dalewski||JD Motorsport||+6.908|
|3||Kevin Jorg||Jenzer Motorsport||+7.453|
|4||Guilherme Silva||Koiranen GP||+10.103|
|5||Konstantin Tereschenko||Interwetten.com Racing||+10.411|
|6||Andrew Tang||Jenzer Motorsport||+13.047|
|7||Ukyo Sasahara||Euronova Racing||+16.938|
|8||Joffrey De Narda||ARTA Engineering||+19.501|
|9||Marcos Siebert||Jenzer Motorsport||+19.749|
|10||Francisco Mora||Interwetten.com Racing||+21.858|
|11||Parth Ghorpade||BVM Racing||+22.497|
|12||Kevin Gilardoni||GSK Grand Prix||+22.768|
|13||Simon Gachet||ARTA Engineering||+25.530|
|14||Antonio Fuoco||Prema Powerteam||+26.398|
|15||Dennis Olsen||AV Formula||+27.748|
|16||Dario Capitanio||BVM Racing||+32.850|
|17||Alejandro Abogado||Interwetten.com Racing||+36.805|
|18||Levin Amweg||Jenzer Motorsport||+36.986|
|19||Alex Bosak||SMP Racing by Koiranen||+40.959|
|20||Ivan Taranov||Tech 1 Racing||+41.416|
|21||Denis Korneev||Jenzer Motorsport||+42.126|
|22||Semen Evstigneev||SMP Racing by Koiranen||+43.893|
|23||Daniele Cazzaniga||Viola Formula Racing||+45.428|
|24||Pietro Peccenini||TS Corse||+51.693|
|25||Dzhon Simonyan||GSK Grand Prix||+52.326|
|26||Hans Villemi||SMP Racing by Koiranen||+2 laps|
|27||Gregor Ramsay||Euronova Racing||+2 laps|
|Luke Chudleigh||Tech 1 Racing||2 laps|
|Egor Orudzhev||Tech 1 Racing||0 laps|
|Luca Ghiotto||Prema Powerteam||0 laps|