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Blomqvist victorious in first FR1.6 NEC race at Assen

by Gruz David
Paul Blomqvist

Photo: Chris Schotanus

Paul Blomqvist emerged victorious in the first race of the last weekend of the Formula Renault 1.6 NEC season at Assen with championship leader Martin Rump finishing second to extend his advantage of Roy Geerts.

Pontus Fredricsson?started the race on pole position but was passed immediately by Rump and Blomqvist and then retired after contact with Larry ten Voorde.

Rump’s lead didn’t last long though, as Blomqvist passed him on lap four after the Estonian made a mistake. Rump had to settle with second and ten Voorde completed the podium. Patricio O’Ward finished fourth after having a race-long battle with Roy Geerts, which included several position changes, and an overtake in the last lap.

Janneau Esmeijer secured sixth, closely followed by Paul Sieljes. Oliver Soderstrom, Otto Tjader and Nico Otto completed the classified finishers.

With one more race to go, Rump has a 13 point advantage over Geerts.

Race results
Pos Driver Team Time
1 Paul Blomqvist Trackstar Racing 12 laps in 12:21.400
2 Martin Rump Scuderia Nordica +1.388
3 Larry ten Voorde Stuart Racing Team +5.282
4 Patricio O’Ward Provily Racing +7.947
5 Roy Geerts Stuart Racing Team +8.246
6 Janneau Esmeijer Provily Racing +13.069
7 Paul Sieljes Stuart Racing Team +13.227
8 Oliver Soderstrom Scuderia Nordica +22.360
9 Otto Tjader Trackstar Racing +31.576
10 Nico Otto Captain Racing +31.974
Not classified
Tommy van Erp Van Amersfoort Racing +4 laps
Pontus Fredricsson Trackstar Racing +12 laps