Gregoire Saucy took his sixth Formula Regional European Championship win in race two at Zandvoort, heading Franco Colapinto.
MP Motorsport driver Colapinto passed Saucy’s ART Grand Prix team-mate Gabriele Mini around the outside of the opening corner to move into second place on lap one, and after trying to ensure Mini didn’t get past in the opening laps he then set about chasing the leader.
However Saucy always had pace in hand, and any time Colapinto took a few tenths of a second out of his lead he responded and crossed the finish line with a second in hand after 21 laps.
Mini was a lonely third, while an early pass on Van Amersfoort Racing’s Francesco Pizzi earned Arden driver William Alatalo fourth place.
Pizzi had MP’s Kas Haverkort and Prema’s Paul Aron behind him for the rest of the race, and did a strong defensive job to stay in fifth. Haverkort’s own defences got a little rough on one occassion, as it led to Aron going into the turn one gravel. He emerged unscathed and still in seventh place, and by finishing there he moves up to third in the points.
Similarly in eighth, R-ace GP’s Zane Maloney had to work all race to hold off VAR’s Mari Boya and MP’s Oliver Goethe.
Outside of the points was Maloney’s team-mates, with Hadrien David finishing 14th and now lying 64 points behind Saucy but still his closest rival in the championship standings. There was also an entertaining battle for 18th between FA Racing duo Andrea Rosso and Gabriel Bortoleto who squabbled with Prema’s Dino Beganovic.
|1||Gregoire Saucy||ART Grand Prix||21 laps|
|2||Franco Colapinto||MP Motorsport||+1.023s|
|3||Gabriele Mini||ART Grand Prix||+6.752s|
|5||Francesco Pizzi||Van Amersfoort Racing||+19.612s|
|6||Kas Haverkort||MP Motorsport||+20.147s|
|8||Zane Maloney||R-ace GP||+25.672s|
|9||Mari Boya||Van Amersfoort Racing||+26.334s|
|10||Oliver Goethe||MP Motorsport||+27.042s|
|11||Thomas ten Brinke||ART Grand Prix||+27.891s|
|12||Isack Hadjar||R-ace GP||+28.494s|
|13||Patrik Pasma||KIC Motorsport||+28.913s|
|14||Hadrien David||R-ace GP||+29.410s|
|15||Elias Seppanen||KIC Motorsport||+29.827s|
|17||Lorenzo Fluxa||Van Amersfoort Racing||+31.190s|
|18||Andrea Rosso||FA Racing by MP||+31.599s|
|20||Gabriel Bortoleto||FA Racing by MP||+36.099s|
|21||Eduardo Barrichello||JD Motorsport||+36.728s|
|23||Emidio Pesce||DR Formula||+43.997s|
|24||Pietro Delli Guanti||Monolite Racing||+45.771s|
|25||Axel Gnos||G4 Racing||+48.183s|
|26||Nico Gohler||KIC Motorsport||+50.420s|
|27||Alexandre Bardinon||FA Racing by MP||+51.038s|
|29||Tommy Smith||JD Motorsport||+53.086s|
|30||Lena Buhler||R-ace GP||+1m02.228s|
|Fastest lap: Saucy, 1m32.145s