Unstoppable Drugovich claims seventh Euroformula Open win after dominating run

08.07.2018

Drugovich (RP Motorsport) got off to a great start moving up to first when the lights went off. Pole-sitter Viscaal (Teo Martín Motorsport) finished second with Siebert (Campos Racing) earning a third-place finish. Viscaal, Dunner (Drivex) and Hoogenboom (RP Motorsport) were the three top-placed drivers in Rookies’ class

Felipe Drugovich (RP Motorsport) has extended his points lead at the top of the Euroformula Open standings with his seventh win of the season at the Hungaroring. Brazil’s Drugovich has been the dominating force in the first half of the season and his goal will be to continue in good form from September onwards. Dutchman Bent Viscaal (Teo Martín Motorsport) equaled his season-best with a second place ahead of Argentinean Marcos Siebert (Campos Racing), the latter also achieving another podium repeat in third place.

Rookies’ class leader Viscaal was joined on the podium by Lukas Dunner (Drivex) from Austria and Leonard Hoogenboom (RP Motorsport) from the Netherlands.   

In the morning, Viscaal put his Teo Martín Motorsport Dallara on pole ahead of Drugovich. Viscaal won his maiden pole position in the Euroformula Open by scoring a lap time of 1:35.541 to improve on his last attempt Drugovich’s best effort of 1:35.664. American Cameron Das (Carlin) secured the third grid spot ahead of Dunner with Matheus Iorio (Carlin) and Siebert sharing row three in fifth and sixth place. Further adrift, Hoogenboom started from seventh alongside Christian Hahn (Drivex). Guilherme Samaia (RP Motorsport) and Alex Karkosik (Campos Racing) completed the top ten.

Despite Viscaal was on pole, yet when the lights went out it was Drugovich who moved into the lead. Viscaal remained behind Drugovich and they both posted several consecutive fastest laps in an attempt to pull away from their front-running rivals. Siebert made a good start to move up to third ahead of Das, Iorio and Hahn. On the other hand, Dunner dropped a few places on lap 1 when trying to pass Iorio for fifth.

Near the hallway point of the race, Drugovich pulled away and flew around the track to go on to win. Viscaal crossed the finish line five seconds behind Drugovich. Siebert took 3rd place with Carlin duo of Das and Iorio rounding out the top five. Karkosik ended up sixth to score some valuable points after passing Hoogenboom and Hahn, the latter due to 2-second time penalty. Dunner finished 8th behind his Drivex teammate Hahn with Hoogenboom ninth. Samaia moved up to tenth to collect one championship point. Further adrift, the running order was Calan Williams (Fortec), Yves Baltas (Campos Racing) and Aldo Festante (Fortec).

The Euroformula Open will resume at Silverstone after the summer break.