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Palou victorious in Euroformula Open season opener

by Gruz David


Spanish karting graduate Alex Palou took his maiden win in cars in the first weekend of the 2014 Euroformula Open season at the Nurburgring.

Starting from pole in race one, Palou kept the lead off the line and subsequently built up a healthy three-second lead and kept it till the checkered flag.

Series returnee Sandy Stuvik had a similarly collected race in second, keeping position but never quite managing to challenge Palou for the win. Meanwhile, there was a great battle for the last spot of the podium between several drivers, and, with two great moves, it was Yu Kanamaru who eventually finished third, followed by Polish driver Artur Janosz.

Despite starting from third, Thai racer Tanart Sathienthirakul had to settle for fifth after a late move on?Cameron Twynham, who dropped from third on the openin lap to sixth due to clutch issues.

Yarin Stern had a great recovery race from 16th to seventh, with the top ten completed by Konstantin Tereshchenko, Igor Urien and Wei Fung Thong.

Race results
Pos. Name Team Time/Gap
1 Alex Palou Campos Racing 16 laps in 30:20.726
2 Sandy Stuvik RP Motorsport ‘+2.929
3 Yu Kanamaru EmilioDeVillota Motorsport ‘+15.543
4 Artur Janosz RP Motorsport ‘+16.091
5 Tanart Sathienthirakul Team West-Tec ‘+23.434
6 Cameron Twynham Team West-Tec ‘+24.198
7 Yarin Stern Team West-Tec ‘+27.083
8 Konstantin Tereshchenko Campos Racing ‘+32.397
9 Igor Urien EmilioDeVillota Motorsport ‘+33.889
10 Wei Fung Thong Team West-Tec ‘+34.480
11 Sean Walkinshaw Campos Racing ‘+35.299
12 Damiano Fioravanti Corbetta Competizioni ‘+39.223
13 Andres Saravia RP Motorsport ‘+42.444
14 William Barbosa Corbetta Competizioni ‘+47.546
15 Henrique Baptista DAV Racing ‘+50.961
16 Costantino Peroni RP Motorsport ‘+1:06.296
17 Che One Lim EmilioDeVillota Motorsport ‘+1 lap
Not classified
Tommaso Menchini DAV Racing ‘+14 laps
Dzhon Simonyan RP Motorsport ‘+14 laps
Nicolas Pohler Team West-Tec ‘+15 laps
Saud Al Faisal RP Motorsport ‘+15 laps