Dilano van’t Hoff was crowned Spanish Formula 4 champion after winning an incident-filled race two at Jerez
The Dutchman succeeds countryman Kas Haverkort, who also took honours in the championship with MP Motorsport.
This isn’t the only title he has claimed this weekend, as he secured the rookie classification trophy after taking pole for race three this morning.
Global Racing Sevice’s Vladislav Ryabov and Campos Racing’s Pepe Marti joined van’t Hoff on the race two podium as they finished second and third.
There weren’t any position changes within the top five runners in the opening laps. Behind them, MP’s Manuel Espirito Santo moved up to sixth from ninth on the grid.
Formula de Campeones’ Daniel Macia also gained a place from his starting spot of eighth.
Conversely, Drivex School’s Guilherme Oliveira and Max Arkhangelskiy dropped two positions each, with Teo Martin Motorspot’s Filip Jenic closing top 10 in the early stages of the race.
Halfway through the race, a significant incident involving three cars meant the safety car had to be deployed.
Arkhangelskiy, Jenic and Noam Abramczyk came together at turn six, and all three were forced to retire due to damage sustained in the accident.
The race resumed with one minute plus one lap to go, but green flag conditions didn’t last long.
Oliveira attempted a move on Espirito Santo in the inside of turn one, with the pair making contact at the exit of the corner.
This resulted in Espirito Santo’s car stopping on track with its front-right suspension broken.
The race was red-flagged and it wouldn’t be restarted, meaning Van’t Hoff became champion.
Race results (8 laps)
|1||Dilano van’t Hoff||MP Motorsport||16m29.121s|
|3||Pepe Marti||Campos Racing||+0.887s|
|4||Quique Bordas||Formula de Campeones||+1.236s|
|5||Sebastian Ogaard||Campos Racing||+1.643s|
|6||Manuel Esperito Santo||MP Motorsport||+2.365s|
|7||Guilherme Oliveira||Drivex School||+2.549s|
|8||Daniel Macia||Formula de Campeones||+2.662s|
|9||Suleiman Zanfari||MP Motorsport||+3.139s|
|10||Georg Kelstrup||MP Motorsport||+3.437s|
|11||Rik Koen||MP Motorsport||+3.807s|
|12||Noah Degnbol||MP Motorsport||+4.213s|
|13||Miron Pingasov||MP Motorsport||+4.575s|
|14||Gil Molina||MP Motorsport||+5.045s|
|15||Jorge Campos||Teo Martin Motorsport||+5.530s|
|16||Alex Garcia||Campos Racing||+5.782s|
|17||Alex Partyshev||Campos Racing||+6.119s|
|18||Lola Lovinfosse||Drivex School||+6.773s|
|19||Branden Lee Oxley||Drivex School||+7.142s|
|20||Emely de Heus||MP Motorsport||+7.884s|
|21||Lukas Malek||Drivex School||+14.821s|
|Ret||Max Arkhangelskiy||Drivex School|
|Ret||Filip Jenic||Teo Martin Motorsport|
|Ret||Noam Abramczyck||Drivex School|
|Fastest lap: Ryabov, 1m43.914s