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Jones claims points lead with race one win at Monza

by Gruz David
Ed Jones

Photo: Fotospeedy

Ed Jones has taken first place in the F3 Open standings from Sandy Stuvik by winning the first race at Monza.

Jones, who has now finished in the top three in the last seven races, took advantage of a slow start from his team-mate Nelson Mason to lead into the first corner.

He wasn’t able to build a huge gap for himself, but the non-stop battle for the podium places left the winner without a true challenger. Despite the slow start, pole-sitter Mason fought his way back up to second.

Spaniard Alex Toril collected his third podium of his campaign, keeping Sandy Stuvik at bay in the final laps. Santiago Urrutia was also there to pick up the possible places but he stayed fifth after all.

BVM’s Mario Marasca recorded his best result with sixth as Alexandre Cougnaud finished a great recovery race, ending up seventh despite having to start from the back of the grid. Campos Racing duo Valeria Carballo and Artur Janosz finished eighth and ninth respectively, while Yarin Stern collected the final point of the race.

Igor Urien celebrated his maiden Copa class victory with finishing fourteenth overall, while Liam Venter and Richard Gonda completed the Copa class podium.

With three more races to go, Jones is currently leading the championship with a five-point advantage over Stuvik.

Race one results
Pos Driver Team Time/Gap
1 Ed Jones Team West-Tec 31:51.327
2 Nelson Mason Team West-Tec +?2.300
3 Alex Toril RP Motorsport +?3.475
4 Sandy Stuvik RP Motorsport +?3.890
5 Santiago Urrutia RP Motorsport +?4.577
6 Mario Marasca BVM Racing +?14.643
7 Alexandre Cougnaud RP Motorsport +?23.912
8 Valeria Carballo Campos Racing +?26.410
9 Artur Janosz Campos Racing +?26.890
10 Yarin Stern EmiliodeVillota Motorsport +?29.172
11 Denis Nagulin Campos Racing +?30.209
12 Damiano Fioravanti Corbetta Competizioni +?40.241
13 Alexey Chuklin EmiliodeVillota Motorsport +?43.633
14 Igor Urien EmiliodeVillota Motorsport +?44.146
15 Falco Wauer Team West-Tec +?46.361
16 Liam Venter Team West-Tec +?53.082
17 Richard Gonda Drivex School +?53.678
18 Trino Rojas RP Motorsport +?56.394
19 Huan Zhu Team West-Tec +?57.836
20 Nicola Pohler DAV Racing +?57.896
21 Cameron Twynham Team West-Tec +?58.817
22 Tommaso Menchini Corbetta Competizioni +?58.974
23 Che One Lim EmiliodeVillota Motorsport +?1:00.789
24 Sean Walkinshaw Team West-Tec +?1:19.624
25 Saud Al-Faisal RP Motorsport +?1:24.333
26 Vicky Piria BVM Racing +?2 laps
27 Gerardo Nieto DAV Racing +?3 laps
Not classified
Andr?s Saravia EmiliodeVillota Motorsport 4 laps
Hector Hurst EmiliodeVillota Motorsport 1 laps