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Aubry takes maiden win in reverse-grid Hungaroring race

by Valentin Khorounzhiy
Photo: Jean-Yves Faulin

Photo: Jean-Yves Faulin

Karting graduate Gabriel Aubry took his first victory in cars in race two of French F4’s fourth round at the Hungaroring.

Aubry fought back to take tenth and reverse-grid pole in yesterday’s race after falling down the order on the opening lap, and duly converted the opportunity into a maiden win today.

It was far from a straightforward win as he had his hands full of Louis Gachot over the opening two laps, their fight eventually letting Julien Darras pass them both heading into lap three.

However, Aubry kept up with Darras over the next few laps and soon found his way back into the lead.

He never looked back after that, finishing more than four seconds clear of Darras.

Alexey Korneev took third right behind Darras. The Russian passed Simo Laaksonen early on, but slipped behind compatriot Nikita Troitskiy.

Troitskiy, however, ended up out of the top ten and then retired after making contact with Reuben Kressner.

As such, Laaksonen took fourth, ahead of Julien Andlauer and Louis Gachot.

Race one winner Valentin Moineault fought through to secure seventh, ahead of Hugo-Sugnot Darniche and Sacha Fenestraz, who nursed home a broken front wing.

Axel Matus completed the top ten after passing Nerses Isaakyan.

Race results
Pos. Driver Time/Gap
1 Gabriel Aubry 12 laps
2 Julien Darras +4.361
3 Alexey Korneev +4.771
4 Simo Laaksonen +5.225
5 Julien Andlauer +10.113
6 Louis Gachot +12.073
7 Valentin Moineault +12.352
8 Hugo Sugnot-Darniche +15.918
9 Sacha Fenestraz +18.440
10 Axel Matus +19.080
11 Nerses Isaakyan +20.662
12 Kami Laliberte +21.640
13 Michael Benyahia +22.005
14 Ye Yifei +22.383
15 Jose Sierra +24.752
Not classified
Giuliano Alesi +4 laps
Nikita Troitskiy +5 laps
Reuben Kressner +7 laps
Theophile Senegas +12 laps