Italian F4: Joshua Dufek rejoices in race two ahead of Montoya and Smal

Published on Monday, October 11, 2021

Italian F4: Joshua Dufek rejoices in race two ahead of Montoya and Smal

It was not an easy victory for Joshua Dufek who, despite starting from pole position, had to sweat for the victory with a series of overtakes. But the Swiss Van Amersfoort Racing driver proved to have rhythm on the Mugello circuit and succeeded in taking the win ahead of Sebastian Montoya (Prema Powerteam), who leadfor most of the race, and Kirill Smal (Prema Powerteam), who was able to recover positions during this second race on the Tuscan track.

 

Off the podium was the winner of race 1 Joshua Durksen (Muecke Motorsport) followed by Tim Tramnitz (US Racing) and Nikita Bedrin (Van Amersfoort Racing) who triumphed, once again, among the rookies. Only seventh for the championship leader Oliver Bearman (Van Amersfoort Racing) who managed to resist the fierce attacks of Leonardo Fornaroli (Iron Lynx), despite the difficulties of the Mugello track. Lorenzo Patrese (AKM Motorsport), second among the rookies and Andrea Kimi Antonelli (Prema Powerteam) who climbed onto the third step of the podium among the rookies, rounds out the top ten.

 

At the start of race 2 Oliver Bearman started well and was chased by Montoya, while Dufek lost two positions, also attacked by Smal. Conrad Laursen spun at San Donato and ended up in the gravel after contact with Patrese. Montoya managed to take the lead of the race during the second lap, but the safety car entered on track during the fourth lap, canceling out all the gaps, due to Santiago Ramos Reynoso's car that stopped after the first turn of Mugello. At the restart the positions did not change, but on the next lap Tramnitz managed to pass Fornaroli taking sixth position with Bearman who gave way to Dufek for second place. Out of the game Francesco Braschi after contact. Montoya, Dufek and Kirill Smal fought for the victory, getting rid of Bearman and getting close to the leaders. Montoya, despite driving at the absolute limit, managed to keep the lead. Four minutes to the end Dufek took back first position at San Donato while behind him Bearman lost further ground passed by Durksen and Tramnitz. At the end Joshua Dufek got his first win of the season ahead of the two Prema Powerteam drivers Sebastian Montoya and Kirill Smal.

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