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Gounon converts Ledenon race three front row start into victory

by Valentin Khorounzhiy
Photo: DPPI

Photo: DPPI

Jules Gounon managed to keep Tristan Viidas and Anthoine Hubert at bay to take his second victory of the Lenedon French F4 round.

The 18-year-old Frenchman lined up on the front row alongside poleman Viidas and managed to get ahead of the Estonian on the opening lap. He would not relinquish the lead for the subsequent 14 laps and crossed the line in first.

While Viidas mostly managed to keep up with the leader, he never quite mounted a challenge, eventually settling for second ahead of newly-crowned series champion Hubert.

Felix Hirsiger, who was briefly into third during the opening stages of the race, took fourth, seeing off the challenge from Marco de Peretti. The latter ran comfortably in the top ten before an incident on lap 13 put him out of the points.

Neal van Vaerenbergh took fifth, ahead of Paul Hokfelt and Tom Le Coq. Russian duo Kirill Karpov and Matevos Isaakyan were eighth and ninth respectively, whilst Florian Pottier completed the top ten.

Race results
Pos. Driver Time/Gap
1 Jules Gounon 15 laps in 21:24.106
2 Tristan Viidas +1.277
3 Anthoine Hubert +1.769
4 Felix Hirsiger +2.342
5 Neal van Vaerenbergh +5.568
6 Paul Hokfelt +12.185
7 Tom Le Coq +13.196
8 Kirill Karpov +13.357
9 Matevos Isaakyan +16.060
10 Florian Pottier +18.035
11 Amaury Rossero +18.517
12 Severin Amweg +20.439
13 Dennis Anoschin +20.937
14 Kang Ling +22.543
15 Marco de Peretti +28.155
16 Amaury Richard +29.835
17 Sidhant Panda +39.941
18 Ivan Kostyukov +40.562
19 Remy Deguffroy +41.941
Not classified
Simo Muhonen +1 lap
Lucile Cypriano +5 laps