Kas Haverkort led from lights-to-flag in the third Spanish Formula 4 race at Jerez to extend his championship lead.
The driver who started and finished second was his MP Motorsport team-mate Mari Boya, who is also his closest title rival.
Boya kept within a second of Haverkort for the first six laps of the 16-lap race, but the Dutchman then upped his pace in the latter part of the race to win by 2.583 seconds.
Joshua Dufek made it an all-MP podium, despite starting lower down the order. The Swiss driver qualified fifth, and lost two places on the opening lap. He reclaimed both of those in successive laps, then a mistake from surprise third place qualifier Eloy Sebastian Lopez dropped him to fifth and promoted MP drivers Thomas ten Brinke and Dufek to third and fourth.
Dufek didn’t actually close in on the debuting Dutchman, the reigning World Junior Karting champion, but was handed the place on the final lap and finished almost 10s behind Haverkort.
Ivan Nosov and race two winner Valdemar Eriksen finished fifth and sixth for Drivex School, with their team-mate Augustin Collinot absent from the race.
Praga F4’s Quique Bordas was just behind them, while Eloy Sebatian Lopez dropped over 20s to Haverkort and ended up holding off his Global Racing Service team-mate Suleiman Zanfari for eighth place.
Race results (16 laps)
|1||Kas Haverkort||MP Motorsport||28m00.682s|
|2||Mari Boya||MP Motorsport||+2.583s|
|3||Joshua Dufek||MP Motorsport||+9.747s|
|4||Thomas ten Brinke||MP Motorsport||+12.897s|
|5||Ivan Nosov||Drivex School||+13.167s|
|6||Valdemar Eriksen||Drivex School||+15.653s|
|7||Quique Bordas||Praga F4||+16.107s|
|8||Eloy Sebastian Lopez||Global Racing Service||+21.095s|
|9||Suleiman Zanfari||Global Racing Service||+21.554s|
|10||Oliver Goethe||MP Motorsport||+24.727s|
|11||Alex Garcia||Global Racing Service||+25.393s|
|12||Lorenzo Fluxa||Global Racing Service||+25.602s|
|13||Carles Martinez||Praga F4||+26.174s|
|14||Lena Buhler||Drivex School||+27.453s|
|15||Paul-Adrien Pallot||Drivex School||+31.194s|
|16||Enzo Joullie||MP Motorsport||+31.458s|
|17||Javier Sagrera||MOL Racing||+32.181s|
|18||Ignacio Montenegro||MP Motorsport||+32.569s|
|19||Mehrbod Shameli||Xcel Motorsport||+33.907s|
|Pole: Haverkort, 1m43.794s Fastest lap: ten Brinke, 1m44.218s