Viscaal (Teo Martín) scores repeat win in Race 2


Young Dutchman earned a repeat of his Race 1 performance and cruised to hard-fought victory at Paul Ricard. Drugovich (RP Motorsport) finished second with Das (Carlin) securing third place finish

Euroformula Open’s second Winter Series came to an end in Le Castellet with Bent Viscaal (Teo Martín Motorsport) emerging as the dominant force. Newcomer Viscaal secured a double win to prove he is a series title candidate. But there were another good number of drivers also displaying raw racing talent to be in contention for the title in 2018.

With the top six places being reversed for the second race, Moroccan Michaël Benyahia (RP Motorsport) started from the pole position ahead of Cameron Das (Carlin). Notable absence from the starting grid was Austrian Lukas Dunner (Drivex), fourth in race one, and who didn’t take part in the race. It didn’t take long before Das, still on lap one, moved into the lead through the first sector. Viscaal, Felipe Drugovich (RP Motorsport) and Jannes Fittje (Drivex) were third, fourth and fifth respectively during the first pass to the finish line. Further adrift, Brazilian drivers Christian Hahn (Drivex) and Guilherme Samaia (RP Motorsport) also gained some places straight away.

Das slightly pulled away as Drugovich and Viscaal spent one lap behind Benyahia but finally moved through to second and third respectively. Most notably, the Brazilian also passed Bent in the process. But Viscaal soon retook second place on lap 3. They both managed to catch race leader and Viscaal drove past Das on lap six with the latter defending heroically for two laps. Drugovich moved up to second one lap later but, despite he reduced the gap to leader at the beginning, Viscaal kept his charge at bay to cross the finish line first. With Drugovich second, Das brought third place home and Fittje ended up fourth.

Matheus Iorio (Carlin) finished fifth after making progress back up through the field and Benyahia came sixth. Petru Florescu (Fortec) finished seventh after starting from the back of the field. His teammates Alexey Chuklin and Calan Williams also made it into the top ten ahead Julia Pankiewicz (RP Motorsport).  

The final event of the Winter Series will take place at the Circuito de Jerez on 21-22 March.