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Schothorst reigns supreme in race one at Assen

by Valentin Khorounzhiy

Photo: Chris Schotanus

Steijn Schothorst was the man of the moment in race one of Formula Renault 2.0 NEC at Assen, taking a dominant lights-to-flag victory, his third in the category.

Schothorst enjoyed a rather lonely drive as his main rivals were seemingly more busy with the fight for second. Championship leader Matt Parry found himself stuck behind second-placed Dennis Olsen early on and struggled to get around the Norwegian karting graduate. Eventually, he lost a fair bit of time trying to overtake, allowing teammate Jack Aitken to go through. While Olsen defended well, Aitken managed to snatch second, but could not match the lightning pace of the Dutchman up front.

Olsen had to defend third until the very last lap, but did manage to hold on, scoring his second podium in Formula Renault NEC. Parry finished just 0.2s later, picking up fourth, while Mikko Pakari held off Andrea Pizzitola for fifth.

Pizzitola’s teammate Nicolas Jamin took seventh, while Raoul Owens had to do with eigth, impeded by the removal of his quickest time in qualifying. ART drivers Tanart Sathienthirakul and Alberto di Folco rounded out the top ten.

Race results
Pos. Driver Team Time/Gap
1 Steijn Schothorst Josef Kaufmann Racing 16 laps in 26:11.566
2 Jack Aitken Fortec Motorsports +4.746
3 Dennis Olsen Josef Kaufmann Racing +6.371
4 Matt Parry Fortec Motorsports +6.650
5 Mikko Pakari Fortec Motorsports +14.531
6 Andrea Pizzitola ART Junior Team +14.961
7 Nicolas Jamin ART Junior Team +15.572
8 Raoul Owens Mark Burdett Racing +22.036
9 Tanart Sathienthirakul ART Junior Team +28.744
10 Alberto di Folco ART Junior Team +41.083
11 Louis Deletraz Josef Kaufmann Racing +41.956
12 Alfonso Celis Fortec Competition +43.250
13 Samuel MacLeod Fortec Motorsports +47.126
14 Yu Kanamaru KTR +50.534
15 Fran Rueda AV Formula +1:02.129
16 Ryan Tveter Fortec Competition +1:02.604
17 Julio Moreno JTR Racing +1:02.959
18 Cedric Freiburghaus SL Formula +1:04.625
19 Kevin Kleveros KEO Racing +1:18.333
20 Andres Mendez Mark Burdett Racing +1:23.799
21 Patric Armand Fortec Motorsports +1:24.029
22 Corinna Kamper Fortec Competition +1:24.370
23 Alex Bosak AV Formula +1:25.070
24 Jakub Smiechowski Euro Interpol +1:26.213
25 Juan Branger JD Motorsport +1:32.004
Not classifed
Kuba Dalewski JD Motorsport +15 laps
Roman Beregech Fortec Competition +15 laps