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Malja converts pole to victory in first Hockenheim race

by Gruz David
Gustav Malja

Photo: Chris Schotanus

Gustav Malja celebrates his maiden Formula Renault 2.0 victory after a faultless performance in the first NEC race at the Hockenheim.

Starting from the first position, the Swede kept his lead and was not challenged by anyone during the race.

It was a difficult race for Seb Morris, who joined Malja on the front row but suffered a damaged front wing, which forced him to visit the pits after lap one.

As a result, his teammate Ben Barnicoat took second to record?his first podium in Formula Renault NEC. The podium was completed by Levin Amweg, who made a late move on fellow Swiss driver Louis Deletraz.

ART duo Callan O’Keeffe and Aurelien Panis finished fifth and sixth respectively, followed by BRDC F4 champion?Jake Hughes.

The top ten was rounded out by Euronova’s Ukyo Sasahara, Manor’s Steijn Schothorst and MGR’s Stefan Riener.

Race results
Pos Driver Team Time/Gap
1 Gustav Malja Josef Kaufmann Racing 16 laps in 26:36.036
2 Ben Barnicoat Fortec Motorsports +1.552
3 Levin Amweg ART Junior Team +1.922
4 Louis Deletraz Josef Kaufmann Racing +4.108
5 Callan O’Keeffe ART Junior Team +5.137
6 Aurelien Panis ART Junior Team +12.614
7 Jake Hughes Mark Burdett Motorsport +16.457
8 Ukyo Sasahara Euronova +22.378
9 Steijn Schothorst Manor MP Motorsport +22.640
10 Stefan Riener MGR Motorsport +28.637
11 Martin Kodric Fortec Motorsports +29.346
12 Ryan Tveter Josef Kaufmann Racing +35.175
13 Josef Zaruba AVF +40.185
14 Roy Geerts AVF +41.341
15 Robin Hansson Fragus BR Motorsport +41.555
16 Philippe Morin Manor MP Motorsport +42.300
17 Jorge Cevallos Fortec Motorsports +51.344
18 Robert Siska Inter Europol +1:35.569
19 Salvatore Deplano Euronova +1:45.342
20 Julio Moreno Manor MP Motorsport +1 lap
21 Seb Morris Fortec Motorsports +1 lap
22 Harri Salminen PositiOne Motorsport +1 lap
Not classified
Raoul Owens Mark Burdett Motorsport +13 laps
Matthew Graham AVF +16 laps
Leopold Ringbom PositiOne Motorsport +16 laps