Stevenson delivers VAR's second win in two Hungaroring races

11.07.2021

Van Amersfoort Racing’s strong weekend at the Hungaroring continues as Casper Stevenson took the team’s second Euroformula win on Sunday morning.

Nazim Azman (CryptoTower Racing Team) started from pole for the reversed grid race, but it was fellow front-row man Stevenson who made the better start and went down the inside to take the lead before the first corner.

Azman’s efforts to hold off Joshua Dürksen (Drivex) for second place allowed Stevenson to break away by over two seconds on the opening lap, and from there it was just a case of managing his pace to win.

“It’s good,” Stevenson said after taking victory. “It made up for yesterday because we got a bit unlucky at the start yesterday, and I had a bit of an unlucky qualifying, so it was a good race. I just pulled away and managed the gap, bit hard towards the end but managed to bring it home and I need some water now!”

Stevenson could celebrate his win, and find some water, in the pool by his team’s truck.

Cem Bölükba┼či earned VAR its first Euroformula win on Saturday, and in this race he finished third after also gaining positions on lap one. Dürksen fell to fifth behind Louis Foster (CryptoTower) after his fast start, then held off Jak Crawford (Motopark) in the second half of the race.

The challenge from Crawford was subdued by a five-second penalty for track limits violations, with Double R Racing’s Josh Mason and Zdenek Chovanec also getting 5s penalties for jumping the start.

Mason kept his seventh place, but Chovanec’s gap over those behind wasn’t big enough to retain his position and he was demoted to 11th behind Filip Kaminiarz (CryptoTower), Hungarian home hero Vivien Keszthelyi (Motopark) and Cameron Das (Motopark). As a result of finding clear air early on set fastest lap, Das will start race three of the weekend from pole.

VAR’s Rafael Villagomez finished several laps down after early contact broke a trackrod. He returned to his garage before emerging to rival Das for fastest lap.