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Harrison Scott fights back to make it five in six in Euroformula Open

by Ida Wood
Harrison Scott

Photo: Fotospeedy

Harrison Scott equalled Borja Garcia?s 2002 tally of five wins in his first six Euroformula Open races in another controlling display at Paul Ricard.

The RP Motorsport driver made a poorer start than in Saturday?s encounter from pole, this time encountering wheelspin, and quickly lost the race lead to Drivex?s Nikita Troitskiy.

The Englishman regained his advantage before the end of the lap, slipstreaming down the Mistral straight then putting an inch-perfect move on Troitskiy around the outside of the straight-splitting chicane and distancing himself enough to prevent being drafted?down the second part of the straight.

From there on it was a predictable Harrison Scott performance as he left the opposition for dead, taking fastest lap on the way.

Troitskiy took his third runner-up spot of the season, 3.8 seconds back, with Jannes Fittje finally delivering on the potential he has been showing all season to take his first podium after some aggressive defending against Ameya Vaidyanathan in the closing laps.

Vaidyanathan finished fourth and maintained his second place in the standings ahead of Troitskiy.

After clearing the high-starting and ever improving Alex Karkosik, Devlin DeFrancesco finished a solid fifth, with Petru Florescu equalling his season?s best sixth after his battle with Karkosik.

Thiago Vivacqua finished seventh, with Karkosik eventually dropping to eighth ahead of Eliseo Martinez and Simo Laaksonen.

Matheus Iorio was the only retirement of the race after he was launched onto two wheels by Martinez on the first lap.

Race 2 results (15 laps)
1 Harrison Scott RP Motorsport 30m43.939s
2 Nikita Troitskiy Drivex +3.813s
3 Jannes Fittje Fortec +6.919s
4 Ameya Vaidyanathan Carlin +7.520s
5 Devlin DeFrancesco Carlin +11.654s
6 Petru Florescu Campos +16.055s
7 Thiago Vivacqua Campos +19.775s
8 Alex Karkosik RP Motorsport +20.715s
9 Eliseo Martinez Teo Martin +21.485s
10 Simo Laaksonen Campos +25.919s
11 Tarun Reddy Carlin +28.750s
12 Christian Hahn Drivex +29.479s
13 Daniil Pronenko BVM Racing +30.270s
14 Pedro Cardoso Teo Martin +36.885s
15 Alexey Chuklin Fortec +43.335s
16 Lodovico Laurini RP Motorsport +1m36.638s
Ret Matheus Iorio Campos

Fastest Lap: Scott 2m02.321s

Championship Standings
1 Scott 151 ??2 Vaidyanathan 85 ??3 Troitskiy 76 ??4 Fittje 57 ??5 DeFrancesco 53 ??6 Vivacqua 50 ??7 Florescu 34 ??8 Iorio 29 ??9 Martinez 23 ??10 Karkosik 17