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Gasly triumphant in race one at Moscow Raceway

by Valentin Khorounzhiy

Pierre Gasly took a commandeering maiden win at Moscow Raceway in race one of the Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup, increasing his championship lead.

Gasly got off to a good start, keeping Oliver Rowland at bay on lap one. He managed to eventually build up a massive gap and was untroubled for the entire race, taking a massive lights-to-flag victory.

Rowland finished second, while Steijn Schothorst recorded his maiden podium finish in third. The Dutchman held off Lotus junior Esteban Ocon for the majority of the race, with the Frenchman forced to settle for fourth.

Prema duo of Luca Ghiotto and Bruno Bonifacio finished fifth and sixth, where they started, while Matthieu Vaxiviere managed to overtake Alex Albon for eighth. Fortec’s Mikko Pakari was ninth, while McLaren junior Nyck de Vries took the final point.

Race results
Pos. Driver Team Time/Gap
1 Pierre Gasly Tech 1 Racing 18 laps in 27:51.763
2 Oliver Rowland Manor MP Motorsport +5.397
3 Steijn Schothorst Josef Kaufmann Racing +12.969
4 Esteban Ocon ART Junior Team +13.215
5 Luca Ghiotto Prema Powerteam +15.285
6 Bruno Bonif?cio Prema Powerteam +15.816
7 Matthieu Vaxiviere Tech 1 Racing +18.208
8 Alexander Albon KTR +19.576
9 Mikko Pakari Fortec Motorsports +20.104
10 Nyck de Vries Koiranen GP +21.154
11 Jake Dennis Fortec Motorsports +21.893
12 Alex Baron ART Junior Team +23.651
13 Andrea Pizzitola ART Junior Team +27.467
14 Javier Merlo Manor MP Motorsport +29.450
15 Benjamin Bailly RC Formula +30.295
16 Kevin Jorg Jenzer Motorsport +32.341
17 Gustav Malja Josef Kaufmann Racing +33.064
18 Oscar Tunjo Josef Kaufmann Racing +33.514
19 William Vermont ARTA Engineering +34.251
20 Ed Jones Fortec Motorsports +34.658
21 Simon Tirman ARTA Engineering +37.647
22 Egor Orudzhev Tech 1 Racing +38.680
23 Jack Aitken Manor MP Motorsport +43.217
24 Hans Villemi Atech Reid GP +43.863
25 Ignazio D’Agosto KTR +44.359
26 Victor Franzoni Koiranen GP +45.060
27 K.Tereschenko Interwetten.com Racing +45.469
28 Roman Mavlanov RC Formula +47.850
29 Levin Amweg Jenzer Motorsport +48.286
30 Aur?lien Panis RC Formula +50.585
31 Leo Roussel ARTA Engineering +54.745
32 Denis Korneev Jenzer Motorsport +58.125
33 Yu Kanamaru KTR +1:07.043
Not classified
Alex Bosak Atech Reid GP +10 laps
Guilherme Silva Koiranen GP +11 laps