Prema’s Rafael Camara led lights-to-flag for his first Formula Regional European Championship win at Spa-Francorchamps.
Camara briefly came under attack from R-ace GP’s Tim Tramnitz into Les Combes on lap one, then had to look in his mirrors again on lap eight during a safety restart. The safety car had been out after Enzo Scionti got stuck in the gravel at La Source.
The gap between Camara and Tramnitz had grown to 1.2 seconds when the safety car appeared again on lap 11 due to a collision between MP Motorsport’s Sami Meguetounif and Van Amersfoort Racing’s Joshua Dufek resulting in the former being tipped over the latter and then into the gravel.
Racing resumed on the 13th and final lap, and Camara led home Tramnitz by 0.788s.
R-ace’s Martinius Stenshorne extended his points lead in third, and closest rival Andrea Kimi Antonelli finished behind him in fourth. He was unable to pressure Stenshorne at the finish due to locking up at La Source.
Antonelli’s Prema team-mate Lorenzo Fluxa finished just behind him in fifth.
Most of the action took place outside of the top six, with Victor Bernier and Maya Weug banging wheels as they fought for what would eventually be seventh and eighth. Santiago Ramos passed Joshua Duerksen and Mikhael Belov on the final lap for ninth, while Dufek survived his Meguetounif contact to finish 14th.
Giovanni Maschio finished 24th despite spinning on lap two, and Kirill Smal’s race ended in the pits on lap five.
Race results (13 laps)
|2||Tim Tramnitz||R-ace GP||+0.788s|
|3||Martinius Stenshorne||R-ace GP||+1.712s|
|4||Andrea Kimi Antonelli||Prema||+2.289s|
|7||Victor Bernier||MP Motorsport||+3.853s|
|8||Maya Weug||KIC Motorsport||+4.567s|
|11||Mikhael Belov||G4 Racing||+6.436s|
|12||Kas Haverkort||Van Amersfoort Racing||+6.912s|
|14||Joshua Dufek||Van Amersfoort Racing||+8.089s|
|16||Hadrien David||ART Grand Prix||+9.166s|
|17||Esteban Masson||Sainteloc Racing||+9.302s|
|19||Laurens van Hoepen||ART Grand Prix||+10.577s|
|20||Matias Zagazeta||R-ace GP||+10.769s|
|21||Marcus Amand||ART Grand Prix||+11.131s|
|24||Giovanni Maschio||Monolite Racing||+13.333s|
|26||Emmo Fittipaldi||Sainteloc Racing||+14.353s|
|27||Lucas Medina||Sainteloc Racing||+14.814s|
|28||Alex Partyshev||KIC Motorsport||+14.975s|
|29||Niels Koolen||Van Amersfoort Racing||+15.693s|
|Ret||Dilano van’t Hoff||MP Motorsport|
|Ret||Sami Meguetounif||MP Motorsport|
|Ret||Alessandro Giusti||G4 Racing|
|Ret||Enzo Scionti||Monolite Racing|
|Ret||Kirill Smal||Monolite Racing|
|Fastest lap: Camara, 2m16.689s