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Deletraz claims second straight win, leads Josef Kaufmann Racing 1-2

by Gruz David
Photo: Jean Michel Le Meur / DPPI / Renault Sport Media

Photo: Jean Michel Le Meur / DPPI / Renault Sport Media

Shortly after taking his maiden Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 victory, Swiss racer Louis Deletraz scored a second race win at Aragon in a similarly confident manner.

The Swiss driver had a perfect getaway off the line and led the race lights-to-flag.

His early two-second lead was eroded by the race’s only safety car period, brought on by a big accident for Tech 1’s Simon Gachet, who crashed into the wall in high speed.

But it was inconsequential in terms of the fight for victory as Deletraz nailed the restart and managed his lead for the remaining laps.

Josef Kaufmann Racing’s two cars locked out the top two as Kevin Jorg completed a calm race, running within a second of his teammate after the restart.

Dennis Olsen and Matevos Isaakyan finished where they started, taking third and fourth respectively.

Starting from sixth, Ben Barnicoat passed Anthoine Hubert on lap one and the duo spent the entire race close to each other. They nearly fell back into the clutches of seventh-placed Jake Hughes, but finished as they ran.

Jack Aitken ended the race behind teammate Hughes in eighth, while the top ten was was completed by Manor MP duo Ignazio D’Agosto and Lasse Sorensen.

UPDATE: Lasse Sorensen has received a 25-second penalty for overtaking under safety car, allowing Matthew Graham to move up into the points.

Race results
Pos. Driver Team Time/Gap
1 Louis Deletraz Josef Kaufmann Racing 13 laps in 27:35.424
2 Kevin Jorg Josef Kaufmann Racing +1.042
3 Dennis Olsen Manor MP Motorsport +2.202
4 Matevos Isaakyan JD Motorsport +5.374
5 Ben Barnicoat Fortec Motorsports +7.682
6 Anthoine Hubert Tech 1 Racing +8.230
7 Jake Hughes Koiranen GP +9.243
8 Jack Aitken Koiranen GP +10.868
9 Ignazio D’Agosto Manor MP Motorsport +11.251
10 Matthew Graham AVF +15.950
11 Harrison Scott AVF +18.527
12 Callan O’Keeffe Fortec Motorsports +20.847
13 Charlie Eastwood Strakka Racing +20.909
14 Valentin Hasse-Clot Strakka Racing +23.932
15 Anton De Pasquale Koiranen GP +24.548
16 Hugo de Sadeleer Tech 1 Racing +24.972
17 Ukyo Sasahara ART Junior Team +27.631
18 Martin Kodric Fortec Motorsports +30.205
19 Henrique Chaves AVF +30.796
20 James Allen ARTA Engineering +32.672
21 Lasse S?rensen Manor MP Motorsport +40.098*
22 Amaury Bonduel JD Motorsport +46.497
23 Bruno Baptista Koiranen GP +1 lap
24 Luke Chudleigh Fortec Motorsports +1 lap
Not classified
Thiago Vivacqua JD Motorsport +7 laps
Amaury Richard ARTA Engineering +9 laps
Simon Gachet Tech 1 Racing +12 laps
Darius Oskoui ART Junior Team +13 laps
Zac Claman DeMelo Fortec Motorsports +13 laps

* 25-second penalty