Stuvik claims lights-to-flag win in the Ardennes


Thailand´s driver completed a perfect weekend as, after winning yesterday, he took today´s triumph, pole position and fastest lap. His teammate at RP Motorsport, Poland´s Janosz was second and Kanamaru (Emilio de Villota Motorsport) was third. Palou (Campos Racing) fifth in a difficult race for him.

Sandy Stuvik has claimed his fourth consecutive win in the Euroformula Open and extends his lead in the series. The Thai racer set another impressive pole position time this morning, almost breaking his new record yesterday, and beating Andrés Saravia, with another Dallara F312 fielded by RP Motorsport, Konstantin Tereschenko (Campos Racing) and Artur Janosz (RP Motorsport). Alex Palou (Campos Racing) could not improve 7th on the starting grid this time.

When the lights went out, Stuvik kept his lead but no less than three drivers almost overtook him at Kemmel. Fortunately for Stuvik, after the first lap he stayed in the lead and pulled away from the rest of the field setting several fastest laps. If his race was slightly quiet, behind it was just the opposite. Tereschenko, second for a while, was passed by Janosz, Yu Kanamaru (Emilio de Villota Motorsport) and Yarin Stern (Team West-Tec) and finally on lap four was hit by Christopher Höher (BVM Racing) at Bus Stop. Besides Tereschenko, Alex Toril (Emilio de Villota Motorsport) took the opportunity to overtake Palou, who almost was caught in the same accident.

With Stuvik still leading until the very end, Kanamaru and Janosz were heating up the race performing an amazing rostrum battle. They both overtook each other several times but finally Janosz secured one-two finish for RP Motorsport, ahead of Kanamaru, on the podium for the third time this season. Stern came in fourth place and despite his rivals ahead never made a huge gap, John Miller´s driver could not to try an overtaking maneuver to pass them.

Palou finished fifth and was never in contention for podium today. At least, he claimed a valuable fifth place after a closely-fought race first with Toril and later with Saravia. Saravia spun on lap one and from then on came through the field to finish sixth. With Toril seventh, another driver of Emilio de Villota Motorsport finished 8th: South-Korean Che-One Lim. Saud Al Faisal (RP Motorsport) and Sean Walkinshaw (Campos Racing) were 9th and 10th respectively. Walkinshaw clashed with Wei Fung Thong (Team West-Tec) at the end.