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Jones triumphs in second F3 Open race at Spa

by Gruz David


Ed Jones took a crucial F3 Open win at Spa-Francorchamps, narrowly beating standings leader Sandy Stuvik.

The race start saw two major incidents. At first, Santiago Urrutia ended up flipping his car and landing upside down?in Les Combes later a collision, which brought out the safety car. With the drives braking heavily for the emerging yellow flags, chaos then ensued with a major accident forcing eight drivers to retire on the spot, with one of them – Nicholas Pohler – who also went airborne. The race was briefly red-flagged, and, fortunately, all of the drivers escaped unharmed.

After the restart, Jones surged into the lead, proceeding to hold on to first until the checkered flag.? Stuvik secured second place, closely followed by fellow title contender Nelson Mason.

Alexandre Cougnaud put in an impressive recovery drive, gaining nine positions during the race and running the second fastest lap of the race, while Yarin Stern took fifth after passing Alex Toril on the last couple of laps.

Artur Janosz, Gerardo Nieto and Che One Lim took their first top ten finishes, with the Mexican also securing his maiden Copa class victory, as he managed to hold Lim back for eighth overall on the final lap.? Vicky Piria completed the top ten.

In the standings, Stuvik leads Jones with 202 points to the Team West-Tec’ driver’s 194. Mason sits third with 153, with Urrutia six points behind in fourth. In the Copa Class, Richard Gonda and Cameron Twynham occupy the top two spots in the championship, both with 68 points.

Race results
Pos Driver Team Time/Gap
1 Ed Jones Team West-Tec 47:15.422
2 Sandy Stuvik RP Motorsport +1.136
3 Nelson Mason Team West-Tec +2.228
4 Alexandre Cougnaud RP Motorsport +3.658
5 Yarin Stern RP Motorsport +8.660
6 Alex Toril RP Motorsport +9.628
7 Artur Janosz Campos Racing +20.850
8 Gerardo Nieto DAV Racing +23.294
9 Che One Lim EmiliodeVillota Motorsport +23.917
10 Vicky Piria BVM Racing +25.711
11 Mario Marasca BVM Racing +26.062
12 Alexey Chuklin EmiliodeVillota Motorsport +36.845
13 Denis Nagulin Campos Racing +38.257
14 Tommaso Menchini Corbetta Competizioni +40.010
15 Andr?s Saravia EmiliodeVillota Motorsport +40.818
16 Richard Gonda Drivex School +44.107
17 Liam Venter Team West-Tec +47.438
18 Huan Zhu Team West-Tec +47.930
19 Damiano Fioravanti Corbetta Competizioni +50.436
Brandon Maisano DAV Racing +6 Laps
Jonathan Legris Team West-Tec +11 Laps
Santiago Urrutia RP Motorsport +12 Laps
Hector Hurst EmiliodeVillota Motorsport +12 Laps
Valeria Carballo Campos Racing +12 Laps
Saud Al-Faisal RP Motorsport +12 Laps
Igor Urien EmiliodeVillota Motorsport +12 Laps
Nicola Pohler DAV Racing +12 Laps
Sean Walkinshaw Team West-Tec +12 Laps
Trino Rojas RP Motorsport +12 Laps
Cameron Twynham Team West-Tec +12 Laps