Anton De Pasquale took his fifth victory out of seven races in the 2014 Formula Renault 1.6 NEC season in race one at Assen.
The Australian driver, who is spending his first season in Europe, managed to hold off Ralf Aron at the start and maintained a consistent pace throughout the race to cross the checkered flag in first.
Scuderia Nordica’s Aron celebrated his first podium finish of the NEC season, taking the flag less than three seconds behind the winner.
The podium was completed by karting graduate Ferdinand Habsburg, the second best Lechner driver after De Pasquale.
Although he lost a position at the start, Janneau Esmeijer – the only other race winner this season besides De Pasquale – managed to climb his way back up to fourth, followed by Austrian racer Florian Janits.
Max Defourny and Wouter Boerekamps finished sixth and seventh respectively. Provily’s Boris Kolff took eighth, very closely followed by Trackstar’s Pontus Fredricsson and Pirosports’ Cedric Piro.
|1||Anton De Pasquale||Lechner Racing School||12 laps in 21:34.242|
|2||Ralf Aron||Scuderia Nordica||+2.666|
|3||Ferdinand Habsburg||Lechner Racing School||+7.702|
|4||Janneau Esmeijer||Provily Racing||+10.826|
|5||Florian Janits||Lechner Racing School||+13.594|
|6||Max Defourny||Lechner Racing School||+16.553|
|7||Wouter Boerekamps||Provily Racing||+20.147|
|8||Boris Kolff||Provily Racing||+22.396|
|11||Oliver Soderstrom||Scuderia Nordica||+26.413|
|12||Otto Nico||Captain Racing||+30.573|
|13||Paul Sieljes||Stuart Racing Team||+34.101|
|Paul Blomqvist||Trackstar||+2 laps|
|Larry ten Voorde||Pirosports||+11 laps|
|EX||Marcel Lenerz||Stuart Racing Team||+12 laps|