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Deguffroy takes maiden French F4 victory in second Paul Ricard race

by Valentin Khorounzhiy
Photo: DPPI

Photo: DPPI

Following his career first podium in French F4 at Ledenon, Remy Deguffroy has crossed out another milestone in the series finale at Paul Ricard, taking the victory in the reverse-grid second race.

The Frenchman was the beneficiary of an incident between reverse-grid polesitter Amaury Rossero and his main chaser Matevos Isaakyan. As Rossero pulled away from the rest of the field during the hectic first few laps, Isaakyan soon emerged in second and began closing in on the young French driver. On lap 11, Isaakyan attempted a risky overtaking move and a collision ensued, ruining Rossero’s suspension and giving the Russian a drive through.

Deguffroy, who was running in third, therefore inherited the lead and managed to cruise to victory over the subsequent laps.

Championship frontrunner Jules Gounon wound up second, stealing the position from Tom Le Coq on the final lap, the latter completing an all-French podium.

Dennis Anoschin and Neal van Vaerenbergh completed the top five. Simo Muhonen took sixth, ahead of Amaury Richard and Tristan Viidas, while Kirill Karpov and Isaakyan closed out the top ten.

Series champion Anthoine Hubert and Ivan Kostyukov were two early high-profile retirements, both damaging their cars in an early crash.

Race results
Pos. Driver Time/Gap
1 Remy Deguffroy 14 laps in 20:36.236
2 Jules Gounon +6.427
3 Tom Le Coq +6.755
4 Dennis Anoschin +7.610
5 Neal van Vaerenbergh +9.216
6 Simo Muhonen +11.076
7 Amaury Richard +12.714
8 Tristan Viidas +13.214
9 Kirill Karpov +15.665
10 Matevos Isaakyan +20.220
11 Severin Amweg +21.137
Not classified
Felix Hirsiger +3 laps
Amaury Rossero +4 laps
Sidhant Panda +10 laps
Anthoine Hubert +12 laps
Ivan Kostyukov +14 laps
DSQ Marco de Peretti