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Deletraz claims third consecutive NEC win in race two at Silverstone

by Valentin Khorounzhiy
Photo: Paul Davies Photography

Photo: Paul Davies Photography

Josef Kaufmann Racing’s Louis Deletraz continued to march on in his title campaign in Formula Renault 2.0 NEC in 2015, converting his fourth pole into a third victory.

After a lengthy safety car period early on, Deletraz controlled the restart and never appeared in any real danger of losing the lead.

The Swiss leader kept the lead off the line when the lights went out, with teammate and compatriot Kevin Jorg also getting a very solid start in second. However, the early tussle for position was postponed when Nikita Mazepin and Luke Chudleigh bumped wheels and both went out of the race.

What followed was a stoppage to retrieve the stranded cars and the race only resumed at around halfway point.

Deletraz kept first, remaining on his way to lead every single lap this weekend, while Jorg was passed by Dennis Olsen.

The MP driver didn’t seem to have the pace to challenge Deletraz and instead had to focus fully on keeping Jorg from retaking position. Ukyo Sasahara and Callan O’Keeffe also joined the fight, but there would be no changes as Olsen and Jorg completed the podium.

Harrison Scott held off AVF squadmate Josef Zaruba to claim sixth, repeating his result from his NEC debut yesterday, while Max Defourny was the leading Rookie class driver in eighth.

Dries Vanthoor and Darius Oskoui passed a slowing Ignazio D’Agosto to complete the top ten.

Race results
Pos. Driver Team Time/Gap
1 Louis Deletraz Josef Kaufmann Racing 10 laps in 25:36.090
2 Dennis Olsen Manor MP Motorsport +5.450
3 Kevin Jorg Josef Kaufmann Racing +5.737
4 Ukyo Sasahara ART Junior Team +6.659
5 Callan O’Keeffe Fortec Motorsports +7.839
6 Harrison Scott AVF +10.871
7 Josef Zaruba AVF +11.650
8 Max Defourny Strakka Racing +12.529
9 Dries Vanthoor Josef Kaufmann Racing +13.730
10 Darius Oskoui ART Junior Team +14.460
11 Alex Gill Fortec Motorsports +17.417
12 Colin Noble MGR Motorsport +17.933
13 Ignazio D’Agosto Manor MP Motorsport +19.627
14 Charlie Eastwood Strakka Racing +20.174
15 Jehan Daruvala Fortec Motorsports +21.864
16 Ferdinand Habsburg Fortec Motorsports +22.250
17 Henrique Chaves AVF +23.502
18 Robin Hansson Fragus BR Motorsport +23.691
19 Zac Claman DeMelo Fortec Motorsports +23.936
20 Rahul Raj Mayer Mark Burdett Motorsport +27.539
21 Bartlomiej Mirecki BM Racing +28.931
22 Pontus Fredericsson Prizma Motorsport +29.337
23 David Richert Inter Europol Competition +48.743
Not classified
Nikita Mazepin Josef Kaufmann Racing +10 laps
Luke Chudleigh Fortec Motorsports +10 laps