First win for Mason ahead of Mansell in CryptoTower 1-2, Simmons (Drivex) on the podium

10.07.2022

Josh Mason (CryptoTower Racing) took his maiden win in the Euroformula Open in Race 2 at the Hungaroring, after a faultless show and keeping control of things throughout the entire race. He beat his teammate Christian Mansell and Ayrton Simmons, the Anglo-Spanish driver who, on his return to the series, gave Drivex Team its first podium of the season. Championship leader Oliver Goethe (Motopark) this time finished out of the top-3, in P4.

“I knew that the car was good and that I had a chance to win if things would run smoothly”, said Mason, “That’s what happened and I was able to take the lead quite early in the first lap. Since then, it was a matter of not doing mistakes, focusing on my lines and pulling away.” 

Ayrton Simmons (Drivex) and Josh Mason (CryptoTower) were sitting in first row in the reversed grid. Simmons took a good start but couldn’t resist the attacks of the CryptoTowers of Mason and Mansell, who passed him in turns 2 and 3. Fred Lubin (Motopark) was fourth in the initial phases, right ahead Ollie Goethe, with Vlad Lomko and Alex García right behind.

As could be expected on this track, positions did not change, with gaps remaining under the second in-between top contenders. That was up to lap 8, when Goethe passed Lubin for P4 in turn 2. The Brit would have to concede a position also to Lomko, while further down the order, the battle is fierce between Alex Garcia (Motopark) and Francesco Simonazzi (BVM Racing), with the Italian taking the advantage after a couple of failed attempts.

The real battle happens for P2 in the closing 2 laps when Mansell seems to have a drop in performance and is attacked and almost passed by Simmons, with Goethe joining the party and trying to overtake both, but eventually, positions will not change.