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Noel Leon extends NACAM F4 lead at Aguascalientes

by Ida Wood

Ram Racing’s Noel Leon extended his lead in the 2019-20 NACAM Formula 4 standings at the Aguascalientes roval in Mexico.

A grid of 14 cars turned up for the three-race round, with Eduardo Barrichello and Mariano Martinez absent after starring in the Mexican Grand Prix-supporting season opener.

Leon got beaten to both poles on the sub-minute lap by RPL Racing’s Andres and Pablo Perez de Lara, but did put himself on the front row for races one and three.

After holding off Leon at the start, Andres Perez de Lara had a comfortable run to victory in the first race, with his brother Pablo completing the podium beind Leon.

Jose Garfias Martinez finished fourth, but came through to battle team-mate Andres Perez de Lara in the second race.

On multiple occasions he tried to force a mistake from the leader, who soaked up the pressure and crossed the finish line just 0.169 seconds ahead.

Pablo Perez de Lara came to the fore in the final race, making the most of his pole slot to lead much of the race.

Leon, who finished third in race two and won in Mexico City, had the better pace though and once he finally got into the lead he pulled immediately away.

Canadian Nico Chrisodoulou finished a distant third behind them for Scuderia Martiga, but sixth place for Andres Perez de Lara meant he overtook the other Mexico City race-winner for second in the standings.

Results round-up
Race 1 (26 laps)
1 Andres Perez de Lara RPL Racing 30m42.668s
2 Noel Leon Ram Racing +0.746s
3 Pablo Perez de Lara RPL Racing +4.398s
4 Jose Garfias Martinez RPL Racing +5.768s
5 Chara Mansur Ram Racing +17.709s
6 Nico Christodoulou Scuderia Martiga +17.928s
7 Daniel Escoto RPL Racing +24.699s
8 Alex Servin Air Bit +51.251s
9 Jorge Garciarce?unknown team +1 lap
10 David Morales Euromotor Sport +2 laps
Pole: A Perez de Lara, 56.137s
Fastest lap: P Perez de Lara, 56.424s

Race 2 (28 laps)
1 A Perez de Lara 28m37.211s
2 Garfias Martinez +0.169s
3 Leon +1.323s
4 Christodoulou +2.253s
5 Nolan Siegel Scuderia Martiga +2.488s
6 Emiliano Richards RPL Racing +3.656s
7 P Perez de Lara +6.061s
8 Alex Garcia Ram Racing +6.396s
9 Escoto +6.772s
10 Garciarce +9.942s
FL: Garfias Martinez, 56.717s

Race 3 (28 laps)
1 Leon 29m20.060s
2 P Perez de Lara +2.228s
3 Christodoulou +9.096s
4 Richards +11.239s
5 Garfias Martinez +19.166s
6 A Perez de Lara +19.296s
7 Garcia +19.942s
8 Siegel +25.791s
9 Mansur +28.342s
10 Escoto +2 laps
P: P Perez de Lara, 56.252s
FL: Christodoulou, 56.629s

Championship standings
1 Leon 101? ?2 A Perez de Lara 82? ?3 Christodoulou 78? ?4 P Perez de Lara 43? ?5 Garfias Martinez 41? ?6 Richards 28? ?7 Garcia 24? ?8 Escoto 23? ?9 Eduardo Barrichello 15? ?10 Mariano Martinez 15