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Sandy Stuvik consolidates his lead on Sunday

22.06.2014

Although he was beaten by Janosz – later forced to retire in the race- and Palou in qualifying, Thailand´s driver maximized his chances and, after a faultless race, he took another win at the Circuito de Jerez. Palou and Stern on the podium


 Sandy Stuvik has taken a small step towards the title as the driver of RP Motorsport has won another race in the Euroformula Open. Even when in the morning he was beaten by Artur Janosz (RP Motorsport) and Alex Palou (Campos Racing), his faultless race was good enough to finish on top and increase his lead in the series.

In today´s qualifying session, Janosz grabbed a brilliant pole position time and prospects ahead were rather positive for the Polish driver. When the race was about to start, Janosz had in mind, above all else, to retain his first place from Palou, each and every race the Spanish performing extremely well. Janosz met his first objective as Palou couldn´t overtake him. In addition Stuvik also passed Palou shortly after still on lap one.

Janosz was leading comfortably ahead of Stuvik when, after several laps, Poland´s racer was given a drive-through penalty. Back in the race in 8th place, he overtook Tanart Sathienthirakul (Team West-Tec) just one lap later. But he made a mistake, spun and Sathienthirakul crashed into him and they both were forced to retire.

It definitively opened the way to Stuvik, and after 18 laps he claimed another win in the series. Palou bring home a second place, a fantastic result for the Spanish driver because the two RP Motorsport cars driven by Stuvik and Janosz were a step ahead of others at this round. Yarin Stern (Team West-Tec) finished third today, his second consecutive podium in the Euroformula Open and this was a valuable weekend for him.

John Simonyan (RP Motorsport) also shone today finishing fourth ahead of Cameron Twynham and Nicolas Pohler, they both with cars entered by Team West-Tec. Sean Walkinshaw (Campos Racing) was 7th and Wei Fung Thing (Team West-Tec), Gerardo Nieto (DAV Racing) and Andrés Saravia (DAV Racing) rounded off top-ten places.

Now, with the Euroformula Open heading to Hungaroring in two weeks´ time, Stuvik has a solid lead in the standings, 31 points clear out in front. Janosz is still second but Palou has moved closer. Stuvik is also first in the Spanish F3 championship – it resumes in Barcelona- and RP Motorsport in the team classification.