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Esmeijer wins in FR1.6 NEC race one at Spa

by Gruz David
Photo: Formula Renault 1.6 NEC Junior

Photo: Formula Renault 1.6 NEC Junior

Janneau Esmeijer converted his pole position to a race victory in an eventful FR1.6 NEC race one at Spa-Francorchamps.

During lap one, the safety car was deployed due to a Kemmel straight pileup which caused several drivers, including Marcel Lenerz, Larry ten Voorde and Joonas Lappalainen, to retire. Another collision during the safety car in-lap then saw Ferdinand Habsburg and David Nordgren end their races prematurely.

Esmeijer kept his lead after the restart and went on to win the race, despite Anton De Pasquale being right on his tail for much of the race distance.

Formula Renault 1.6 Nordic regular Paul Blomqvist completed the podium, while a close duel behind him saw Florian Janits edging Max Defourny out for fourth.

Swedish duo Oliver Soderstrom and Pontus Fredricsson took sixth and seventh respectively as the top ten was rounded out by Ralf Aron, Simon Mirguet and Lukas Sundahl.

Race results
Pos. Driver Team Time/Gap
1 Janneau Esmeijer Provily Racing 8 laps in 22:12.138
2 Anton De Pasquale Lechner Racing School +0.390
3 Paul Blomqvist Trackstar +1.658
4 Florian Janits Lechner Racing School +7.042
5 Max Defourny Lechner Racing School +7.584
6 Oliver Soderstrom Scuderia Nordica +8.871
7 Pontus Fredricsson Trackstar +11.277
8 Ralf Aron Scuderia Nordica +13.371
9 Simon Mirguet Provily Racing +13.594
10 Lukas Sundahl Sundahl Racing +15.028
11 Ilmari Korpivaara Finndrive +16.412
12 Karl Ero Trackstar +16.521
13 Paul Sieljes Stuart Racing Team +20.906
14 Cedric Piro Pirosport +22.021
15 Ramus Ericsson Lyran Engineering +30.831
16 Boris Kolff Provily Racing +1:12.149
Not classified
David Nordgren Trackstar +5 laps
Ferdinand Habsburg Lechner Racing School +5 laps
Joonas Lappalainen Finndrive +7 laps
Marcel Lenerz Stuart Racing Team +8 laps
Larry ten Voorde Pirosport +8 laps