Louis Deletraz converted his pole into a victory in race three at Spielberg, making it six consecutive Josef Kaufmann race wins in Formula Renault 2.0 NEC.
Starting from the front row, Deletraz and Kevin Jorg easily pulled away from the rest of the pack to celebrate their third 1-2 finish in a row.
Alex Gill was third after the start but he gifted the position to Ukyo Sasahara, spinning at the final turn.
Max Defourny and Jehan Daruvala were also early victims of the race, retiring in the first and second corners respectively after a main-straight clash with Pontus Fredricsson.
Sasahara managed to hold on to third for the first half of the race before losing three spots in two laps.
As a result, it was Nikita Mazepin who stood on the podium, celebrating his maiden top-three finish in the series.
Fortec duo – Callan O’Keeffe and local driver Ferdinand Habsburg – completed the top five with Sasahara settling for sixth.
Charlie Eastwood secured seventh followed by MGR’s Colin Noble. Gill, who made up four positions after his mistake, ended up ninth, with Portuguese Henrique Chaves recording his first top-ten finish.
|1||Louis Deletraz||Josef Kaufmann Racing||13 laps in 20:13.400|
|2||Kevin Jorg||Josef Kaufmann Racing||+1.601|
|3||Nikita Mazepin||Josef Kaufmann Racing||+8.578|
|4||Callan O’Keeffe||Fortec Motorsports||+10.995|
|5||Ferdinand Habsburg||Fortec Motorsports||+11.453|
|6||Ukyo Sasahara||ART Junior Team||+12.063|
|7||Charlie Eastwood||Strakka Racing||+12.952|
|8||Colin Noble||MGR Motorsport||+15.942|
|9||Alex Gill||Fortec Motorsports||+16.498|
|11||Darius Oskoui||ART Junior Team||+20.919|
|13||Rahul Raj Mayer||Mark Burdett Motorsport||+25.168|
|14||Bartek Mirecki||BM Racing||+27.659|
|15||Pontus Fredricsson||Prizma Motorsport||+35.848|
|16||David Richert||Inter Europol Competition||+36.121|
|Dries Vanthoor||Josef Kaufmann Racing||+7 laps|
|Jehan Daruvala||Fortec Motorsports||+13 laps|
|Max Defourny||Strakka Racing||+13 laps|