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Taranov completes Silverstone double

by Gruz David

Photo: Jakob Ebrey Photography

Ivan Taranov completed his dominance in the final Protyre Formula Renault round of the season, taking victory in race two at Silverstone.

The first five laps saw five drivers exit the race, including the series’ ruling champion Chris Middlehurst, who retired on lap one due to vehicle damage.

Taranov, who took over in first amidst mayhem over the opening laps, found himself having to defend the lead from Fortec driver Sam MacLeod, also chasing his second victory of the year. However, the Russian was able to narrowly keep the Fortec man back, taking the checkered flag half a second earlier.

Hong Wei Cao completed a promising second half of the season with another podium finish in third. Telmex-backed Jorge Cevallos finished fourth, closely followed by Wei Fung Thong,?who passed Pietro Fittipaldi for fifth in the closing stages.

Ashley Crossey emerged as the best debutant of the race with a seventh-place finish, as Shahan Sarkissian, Alex Gill and Atte Lehtonen completed the top ten.

Race results
Pos Driver Team Time/Gap
1 Ivan Taranov Scorpio Motorsport 22:20.206
2 Sam MacLeod Fortec Motorsports +0.554
3 Hong Wei Cao Fortec Motorsports +4.551
4 Jorge Cevallos MGR Motorsport +6.774
5 Wei Fung Thong Fortec Motorsports +7.864
6 Pietro Fittipaldi Jamun Racing Services +10.159
7 Ashley Crossey Core Motorsport +23.366
8 Shahan Sarkissian Mtech Lite +25.953
9 Alex Gill Mtech Lite +27.087
10 Atte Lehtonen SWB Motorsport +30.235
11 Piers Hickin Scorpio Motorsport +34.794
12 Weiron Tan Fortec Motorsports +49.308
DNF Leo Yee Fortec Motorsports +16 Laps
DNF Jake Cook Hillspeed +16 Laps
DNF Chris Middlehurst MGR Motorsport +20 Laps
DNF Matteo Ferrer MGR Motorsport +20 Laps
DNF Henrique Baptista Scorpio Motorsport +21 Laps
DNS Matt Rao Hillspeed +21 Laps