Oliver Rowland emerged victorious in the Sunday race of the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0, but whether his win will stand still remains to be seen.
Esteban Ocon and Pierre Gasly started the race from pole, with Gasly snatching the lead away from his compatriot into turn one. With Ocon running wide, it was Rowland who slotted into P2 and, a turn later, the Brit made contact with race leader Gasly, causing the Frenchman to spin.
Having went off-track, Gasly rejoined right in the way of other competitors and ended up colliding with Denis Korneev, which ended the championship leader’s race.
After the hectic lap one, the race was back to the normal procession, with Rowland fending off attacks from Ocon. He managed to hold the Frenchman back and crossed the line in first.
In third, Ignazio D’Agosto drove a great defensive race to take his first podium in the Eurocup. Oscar Tunjo took fourth, ahead of Jake Dennis and Mikko Pakari. Local driver Egor Orudzhev was seventh, ahead of the Prema duo with Bruno Bonifacio placing ahead of Luca Ghiotto. The top ten was rounded out by Ed Jones.
|1||Oliver Rowland||Manor MP Motorsport||17 laps in 27:14.514|
|2||Esteban Ocon||ART Junior Team||+0.173|
|4||Oscar Tunjo||Josef Kaufmann Racing||+7.499|
|5||Jake Dennis||Fortec Motorsports||+8.111|
|6||Mikko Pakari||Fortec Motorsports||+8.658|
|7||Egor Orudzhev||Tech 1 Racing||+9.607|
|8||Bruno Bonifacio||Prema Powerteam||+10.475|
|9||Luca Ghiotto||Prema Powerteam||+11.692|
|10||Edward Jones||Fortec Motorsports||+12.854|
|12||Matthieu Vaxiviere||Tech 1 Racing||+16.494|
|13||Alex Baron||ART Junior Team||+17.006|
|14||Steijn Schothorst||Josef Kaufmann Racing||+17.749|
|15||Andrea Pizzitola||ART Junior Team||+18.297|
|16||Nyck de Vries||Koiranen GP||+18.612|
|17||Victor Franzoni||Koiranen GP||+20.436|
|18||William Vermont||ARTA Engineering||+21.002|
|19||Gustav Malja||Josef Kaufmann Racing||+22.686|
|20||Guilherme Silva||Koiranen GP||+23.806|
|21||Benjamin Bailly||RC Formula||+25.276|
|22||Konstantin Tereschenko||Interwetten.com Racing||+26.017|
|23||Hans Villemi||Atech Reid GP||+26.842|
|24||Kevin Jorg||Jenzer Motorsport||+29.772|
|25||Aurelien Panis||RC Formula||+30.907|
|26||Simon Tirman||ARTA Engineering||+31.402|
|27||Javier Merlo||Manor MP Motorsport||+34.087|
|29||Roman Mavlanov||RC Formula||+36.404|
|30||Alex Bosak||Atech Reid GP||+57.460|
|31||Jack Aitken||Manor MP Motorsport||+1 lap|
|32||Leo Roussel||ARTA Engineering||+2 laps|
|Levin Amweg||Jenzer Motorsport||+9 laps|
|Denis Korneev||Jenzer Motorsport||+16 laps|
|Pierre Gasly||Tech 1 Racing||+17 laps|