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Rowland wins first Most race as Parry fails to finish

by Peter Allen
Oliver Rowland

Photo: Chris Schotanus

Oliver Rowland converted pole position into victory in the first of the two Formula Renault 2.0 NEC races at Most in the Czech Republic, while champion-elect Matt Parry was eliminated on the first lap.

Rowland led Oscar Tunjo throughout, finishing up 1.398 seconds ahead of the Colombian Lotus junior.

Parry, who can secure the title this weekend, started third but was taken out of proceedings at the start. Gustav Malja capitalised to finish in third while Jack Aitken, who is the closest driver to Parry in the standings, climbed three spots on the first lap to finish fourth and the first of the series regulars.

Steijn Schothorst recovered from a three-place grid penalty to come home fifth ahead of Andrea Pizzitola and Kuba Dalewski.?Alex Albon was eighth after starting 16th, with Raoul Owens and Dennis Olsen completing the top ten.

Race results
Pos Driver Team Time/Gap
1 Oliver Rowland Manor MP Motorsport 17 laps in 26:26.373
2 Oscar Tunjo Josef Kaufmann Racing +1.425
3 Gustav Malja Josef Kaufmann Racing +5.984
4 Jack Aitken Fortec Motorsports +7.167
5 Steijn Schothorst Josef Kaufmann Racing +7.985
6 Andrea Pizzitola ART Junior Team +9.321
7 Jakub Dalewski JD Motorsport +13.498
8 Alex Albon KTR +14.006
9 Raoul Owens Mark Burdett Racing +14.965
10 Dennis Olsen Josef Kaufmann Racing +15.640
11 Nicolas Jamin ART Junior Team +16.350
12 Yu Kanamaru KTR +26.146
13 Alberto Di Folco ART Junior Team +26.709
14 Fran Rueda AV Formula +30.523
15 Corinna Kamper Fortec Competition +32.777
16 Sam Macleod Fortec Motorsports +34.958
17 Alexander Bosak AV Formula +36.802
18 Philopaz Armand Fortec Motorsports +37.127
19 Ryan Tveter Fortec Competition +39.602
20 Josef Zaruba KEO Racing +49.637
21 Julio Moreno JTR Racing +50.306
22 Alfonso Celis Fortec Competition +50.726
23 Cedric Freiburghaus SL Formula +57.438
24 Louis Deletraz Josef Kaufmann Racing +1:06.503
25 Max Biedermann Inter Europol +1:09.924
26 Juan Branger JD Motorsport +1 lap
27 Christian Malcharek Krenek Motorsport +1 lap
28 Andres M?ndez Mark Burdett Racing +2 laps
Not classified
  Thiago Vivacqua ART Junior Team 8 laps
  Jakub Smiechowski Inter Europol 7 laps
  Esteban Ocon ART Junior Team 2 laps
  Tanart Sathienthirakul ART Junior Team 2 laps
  Matt Parry Fortec Motorsports 0 laps
  Roman Beregech Fortec Competition 0 laps