Misano – Race 1 Clos in a class of his own / Formula Renault 2.0-
Misano – Race 1 Clos in a class of his own / Formula Renault 2.0-
With his third consecutive win, Dani Clos (Jenzer Motorsport) went to the top of the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 standings. The Catalan driver had no difficulty in holding onto the advantage afforded him by starting from pole. Tom Dillmann (SG Formula) and Kasper Andersen (JD Motorsport) finished on the Eurocup podium for the first time.
Dani Clos got away to an excellent start from pole, unlike fellow front-row starter Tom Dillmann, who was quickly overtaken by Adrian Zaugg. But the South African's streak of bad luck continued here, as his name disappeared from the leaderboard before the end of lap one. He recovered later on in the race to take the point for the fastest race lap.
The first lap also saw the premature retirements of Salman Al Khalifa (Epsilon Euskadi) and Rahel Frey (Jenzer Motorsport).
With Zaugg's misfortune, Dillmann inherited second place ahead of Andersen, Alguersuari, Van der Drift, Piscopo, Albuquerque, Van Dam, Mustonen and Hartley, who then quickly lost his tenth position to Xavier Maasen.
On lap two, Tomi Limonen (Koiranen Bros) clashed with Walter Grubmüller (Team Jenzer) bringing the latter's race to an end. Jaime Alguersuari lost two places, as Chris Van der Drift (JD Motorsport) and Edoardo Piscopo (Cram Compétition) moved past.
On lap five, it was Martin Plowman's (Prema Powerteam) turn to add his name to the list of race casualties after crashing off.
Meanwhile Dani Clos had built up a big lead over Tom Dillmann, who was being pushed by Kasper Andersen and Chris Van der Drift. Alguersuari then lost another place, this time to Albuquerque, who moved up into sixth.
Just past the halfway stage of the race, Edoardo Mortara span whilst engaged in a fierce fight with Brendon Hartley, but this did not affect the top 10. On the other hand, Bertrand Baguette moved up into the points when Xavier Maasen and Sébastien Buemi clashed. The Belgian gained another place when Atte Mustonen (Koiranen Bros) crashed off. The Eurocup leader was thus forced to retire for the first time this year. Marco Frezza (Team Jenzer) was the main beneficiary, taking 10th place.
Despite being pressurized by Carlo Van Dam on the last few corners, Jaime Alguersuari held on to seventh spot after a superb fight!
Dani Clos: «The weekend continues to go as well as it could. And yet we weren't in such good form yesterday. It was a good race, with a good start from pole position and a good car, which helped me to build up a lead.»
Tom Dillmann: «This is my first podium finish in Formula Renault 2.0, so I'm clearly very pleased. I made a poor start. Zaugg overtook me, before he then made a mistake and I was able to move back ahead.»
Kasper Andersen: «I have missed out a podium spot twice already this season, so I'm pleased to finally make it this time. We have been quick all season, but I have been a bit unlucky. I hope this signals a new start.»
Formula Renault 2.0 MISANO Race1 Results
1 22 Dani CLOS JENZER MOTORSPORT 18 27:27.153 - 161.3 2 4 Tom DILLMANN SG FORMULA 18 27:29.344 +2.191 160.9 3 24 Kasper ANDERSEN JD MOTORSPORT 18 27:31.808 +4.655 160.6 4 25 Chris VAN DER DRIFT JD MOTORSPORT 18 27:33.146 +5.993 160.7 5 16 Edoardo PISCOPO CRAM COMPETITION 18 27:33.966 +6.813 160.6 6 10 Filipe ALBUQUERQUE MOTOPARK ACADEMY 18 27:35.186 +8.033 161.0 7 15 Jaime ALGUERSUARI CRAM COMPETITION 18 27:39.525 +12.372 160.0 8 6 Carlo VAN DAM SG FORMULA 18 27:39.875 +12.722 160.2 9 8 Bertrand BAGUETTE EPSILON EUSKADI 18 27:45.464 +18.311 160.7 10 19 Marco FREZZA TEAM JENZER 18 27:54.738 +27.585 159.8 11 44 Oliver CAMPOS TWINCAM MOTORSPORT 18 27:58.662 +31.509 158.9 12 59 Filippo PONTI EURONOVA 18 27:59.071 +31.918 159.2 13 36 Pablo SANCHEZ BVM MINARDI TEAM 18 28:03.607 +36.454 158.8 14 2 Henkie WALDSHMIDT PREMA POWERTEAM 18 28:06.464 +39.311 158.7 15 57 Matteo CHINOSI RP MOTORSPORT 18 28:06.772 +39.619 159.3 16 1 Pippa MANN COMTEC TEAM UK 18 28:07.626 +40.473 159.7 17 56 Riccardo CINTI IT LOOX 18 28:08.011 +40.858 159.4 18 38 Joonas MANNERJARVI MRD MOTORSPORT 18 28:08.653 +41.500 159.3 19 41 Daniele ZAMPIERI BVM MINARDI TEAM 18 28:09.642 +42.489 158.7 20 5 Sten PENTUS SG FORMULA 18 28:10.205 +43.052 159.4 21 58 Quiang Yun MA MRD MOTORSPORT 18 28:12.127 +44.974 159.2 22 18 Walter GRUBMÜLLER TEAM JENZER 18 28:12.975 +45.822 159.7 23 60 Andrea CALDARELLI CO2 MOTORSPORT 18 28:13.192 +46.039 159.3 24 53 Alberto COSTA EURONOVA 18 28:13.900 +46.747 159.9 25 54 Valentino SEBASTIANI IT LOOX 18 28:14.339 +47.186 159.9 26 0 Edoardo MORTARA PREMA POWERTEAM 18 28:22.343 +55.190 160.7 27 55 Nicki SEBASTIANI IT LOOX 18 28:26.461 +59.308 159.5 28 7 Bin Rashid AL KHALIFA EPSILON EUSKADI 16 27:36.449 2 Laps 160.0 29 14 Brendon HARTLEY MOTORSPORT ARENA 16 28:17.867 2 Laps 160.7 3 Martin PLOWMAN PREMA POWERTEAM 15 28:19.490 159.5 27 Atte MUSTONEN KOIRANEN BROS 11 17:00.302 159.6 26 Xavier MAASSEN JD MOTORSPORT 11 17:44.058 159.9 11 Sebastien BUEMI MOTOPARK ACADEMY 10 15:29.100 160.7 17 Adrian ZAUGG CRAM COMPETITION 8 19:11.877 162.3 12 John Michael EDWARDS MOTORSPORT ARENA 6 10:04.996 159.0 28 Tomi LIMONEN KOIRANEN BROS 2 3:19.725 152.3 37 Federico MUGGIA BVM MINARDI TEAM 1 1:46.798 21 Rahel FREY JENZER MOTORSPORT 0
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