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Hubert sweeps Pau with second win

by Valentin Khorounzhiy
Photo: Fast Lane Promotion

Photo: Fast Lane Promotion

Tech 1 Racing’s Anthoine Hubert will leave the street circuit of Pau unbeaten after taking his second win of the Formula Renault Alps weekend in race two.

Hubert, starting from pole, stayed out of trouble to finish two seconds in the clear.

Despite a plethora of accidents during the race, the only safety car period was called out on the opening lap when Matevos Isaakyan collided with Ben Barnicoat, leading to both drivers’ early exit.

Hubert retained the lead as the field got going on again, while second-placed Jake Hughes had to keep series returnee Matthieu Vaxiviere at bay.

While the status quo was maintained in the top three, there were incidents further down the field. James Allen went off at Virage de la Gare on lap six and Daniele Cazzaniga followed him out of the race by going out in the same corner a lap later.

Martin Kodric then spun out of fourth place and, with six laps to go, Zac Claman DeMelo completed the list of retirements by parking at Virage de la Gare.

Out front, it was Hughes and Vaxiviere joining Hubert on the podium, with Simon Gachet a second off the top three.

Stefan Riener took fifth ahead of championship leader Jack Aitken and TJ Fischer.

Denis Bulatov overcame three consecutive DNFs to claim eighth, while Philip Hamprecht and debutant Max Defourny completed the top ten.

Race results
Pos. Driver Team Time/Gap
1 Anthoine Hubert Tech 1 Racing 20 laps
2 Jake Hughes Koiranen GP +2.247
3 Matthieu Vaxiviere Arta Engineering +3.172
4 Simon Gachet Tech 1 Racing +4.402
5 Stefan Riener Koiranen GP +10.316
6 Jack Aitken Koiranen GP +12.893
7 TJ Fischer Cram Motorsport +18.091
8 Denis Bulatov GSK Grand Prix +18.522
9 Philip Hamprecht Koiranen GP +19.197
10 Max Defourny Koiranen GP +30.833
11 Vasily Romanov Cram Motorsport +31.237
12 Thiago Vivacqua JD Motorsport +31.499
13 Martin Kodric Fortec Motorsports +33.379
14 Bruno Baptista Koiranen GP +1:01.867
15 Matteo Ferrer Cram Motorsport +1:02.053
Not classified
Zac Claman DeMelo Fortec Motorsports +6 laps
Daniele Cazzaniga GSK Grand Prix +13 laps
James Allen Arta Engineering +14 laps
Ben Barnicoat Fortec Motorsports +20 laps
Matevos Isaakyan JD Motorsport +20 laps