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David keeps FREC title hopes alive with Hungaroring win

by Ida Wood

Photo: Diederik van der Laan / DPPA

R-ace GP’s Hadrien David won the second Formula Regional European Championship race at the Hungaroring from pole.

It was a calm performance from the third-year FRegional driver, while there was a little scrap behind him for second place.

ART Grand Prix’s Gabriele Mini started second and R-ace’s Gabriel Bortoleto started third, and a faster run to turn one allowed Bortoleto to go around the outside of Mini. He tried to pass David at the exit too but there wasn’t enough room, and a lock-up at tuen two then meant Mini could come back at him on the inside. The place wasn’t regained though, and the pair then ran almost of the race just sitting behind David.

In the final third of the race Bortoleto did move on the pit straight to try to break the tow, but a challenge didn’t come from Mini until after a late safety car period caused by Arden’s Joshua Duerksen crashing out.

Racing resumed with three laps to go, and it was on the penultimate lap that Mini made his move as he managed to get down Bortoleto’s inside at turn three moments before the safety car was called out again.

Trident duo Tim Tramnitz and Leonardo Fornaroli had led Prema’s Paul Aron in the battle for fourth the whole race, and going into turn one for the penultimate time Aron went to attack Fornaroli. The move didn’t work, and as he cut to the apex of the corner there was contact from Race Performance Motorsport’s Pietro Delli Guanti behind.

Delli Guanti’s front-left suspension broke and the safety car was required to remove his car. That meant no more overtakes took place, and Aron ended up in seventh after being passed by Joshua Dufek.

The Van Amersfoort Racing driver had made brilliant moves at turn one on Owen Tangavelou and Maceo Capietto to rise up the order, and just before the final safety car period Sebastian Montoya leapt up to eighth.

Championship leader Dino Beganovic started 12th and an early clash put him 22nd before he recovered to 16th.

Race result (19 laps)
Pos Driver Team Time
1 Hadrien David R-ace GP 34m09.056s
2 Gabriele Mini ART Grand Prix +0.466s
3 Gabriel Bortoleto R-ace GP +0.865s
4 Tim Tramnitz Trident +1.142s
5 Leonardo Fornaroli Trident +1.600s
6 Joshua Dufek Van Amersfoort Racing +2.250s
7 Paul Aron Prema +2.628s
8 Sebastian Montoya Prema +3.020s
9 Owen Tangavelou R-P-M +3.574s
10 Maceo Capietto Monolite Racing +4.547s
11 Esteban Masson FA Racing by MP +4.892s
12 Kas Haverkort Van Amersfoort Racing +5.409s
13 Lorenzo Fluxa R-ace GP +5.650s
14 Mari Boya ART Grand Prix +6.027s
15 Laurens van Hoepen ART Grand Prix +6.366s
16 Dino Beganovic Prema +6.964s
17 Noel Leon Arden +7.278s
18 Eduardo Barrichello Arden +7.767s
19 Levente Revesz Van Amersfort Racing +8.464s
20 Andrea Rosso R-P-M +8.636s
21 Matias Zagazeta G4 Racing +8.929s
22 Axel Gnos G4 Racing +9.277s
23 Francesco Braschi MP Motorsport +10.203s
24 Piotr Wisnicki KIC Motorsport +11.373
25 Pietro Armanni Monolite Racing +12.098s
26 Hamda Al Qubaisi Prema +12.650s
27 Santiago Ramos KIC Motorsport +12.913s
28 Nicolas Baptiste FA Racing by MP +13.519s
29 Pietro Delli Guanti R-P-M +2 laps
Ret Joshua Duerksen Arden
Ret Roman Bilinski Trident
Ret Sami Meguetounif MP Motorsport
Ret Victor Bernier FA Racing by MP
Fastest lap: Mini, 1m39.971s

Championship standings
1
 Beganovic 180   2 Mini 171   3 Aron 152   4 David 129   5 Haverkort 122   6 Bortoleto 92   7 Michael Belov 91   Boya 64   9 Fornaroli 47   10 Montoya 42