The Spanish Formula Champions driver took his first win of the season after overtaking Dilano Van’t Hoff at the start of the race, who, despite a bad start, finished in second position.
World Championship leader Dilano Van’t Hoff is still on the podium. The Dutch MP Motorsport driver, who has four podiums in a row, took another podium that allows him to maintain his lead over his rivals, who did not have a great day.
The other Formula of Champions driver Daniel Maciá did not have a good start and just like at Spa Francorchamps he was stuck at the start. Maciá, who will have a chance to redeem himself again tomorrow from third position, started as one of the favourites for this first long race but had to settle for eleventh position after being relegated to eighteenth on the first lap.
It wasn’t the day of Alex Dunne either, another of the protagonists in Spa. The Irishman, who finished fourteenth, didn’t have his best qualifying and got stuck inside the group, where all the drivers were affected by the dirty air in the second sector, preventing them from reaching the third sector and, therefore, the main straight, where we saw most of the overtaking. A similar situation to that experienced by Pepe Martí, who could only finish twelfth.
Georg Kelstrup managed to get back to the front of the field despite starting from outside the front rows of the grid. The Danish MP Motorsport driver once again made a great start, taking second place after the first corner. However, his strong pace in the opening laps of the race ended up wearing his tyres too much, losing second place to teammate Dilano Van’t Hoff in the closing laps of the race.
Despite Ryabov’s exit from the track, the safety car did not come onto the track for the first time this season, thus preventing the group from compacting. Quique Bordas took advantage of this situation to increase his margin with the chasing group to more than a second.
After the race, Quique Bordas was happy and wanted to thank all his team for their work, “I made a good start and I was first. The pace I had throughout the race was really good. I managed to conserve tyres and ride at a good pace. I want to thank the whole team for this victory, they have supported me a lot and we deserve to celebrate this victory”.
Tomorrow the short race and the second long race of the weekend will be held at 12:30 and 16:10 respectively.