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Muhonen triumphs in shortened race two

by Valentin Khorounzhiy

Simo Muhonen converted his reverse-grid pole into a solid win in race two of French F4 at Le Mans, keeping his lead on lap one as others around him made mistakes and crossing the finish line to take victory in a red-flagged race.

Muhonen enjoyed a strong, solid race throughout, keeping the gap consistent to Valentin Naud, who inherited second after front row started Marco de Peretti retired on lap one.

Matevos Isaakyan finished third in a very ominous display of pace, making a mistake from second that dropped him down the field but recovering nicely to take the final podium position. Dennis Anoschin took a very strong fourth place ahead of race one winner Anthoine Hubert and Neal Van Vaerenbergh.

Race one winner Kirill Karpov was unable to make up much from tenth, finishing eighth in the end behind Felix Hirsiger. French drivers Remy Deguffroy and Tom le Coq rounded out the top ten.

Justin Meichtry was unable to start the race after fracturing his ankles in race one. Instead, the Swiss youngster will be transferred to Zurich for a possible surgery.

Race results
Pos. Driver Time/Gap
1 Simo Muhonen 6 laps in 12:46.675
2 Valentin Naud 6.173
3 Matevos Isaakyan 7.973
4 Dennis Anoschin 8.968
5 Anthoine Hubert 9.468
6 Neal Van Vaerenbergh 14.524
7 Felix Hirsiger 17.475
8 Kirill Karpov 20.013
9 Remy Deguffroy 21.612
10 Tom le Coq 22.857
11 Florian Pottier 26.298
12 Amaury Rossero 30.136
13 Amaury Richard 31.515
14 Kang Ling 40.411
15 Severin Amweg 43.797
16 Lucile Cypriano 50.887
17 Sidhant Panda 1:10.953
Not classified
Jules Gounon +3 laps
Marco de Peretti +6 laps
Ivan Kostyukov +6 laps
Tristan Viidas +6 laps
DNS Justin Meichtry