The British driver take advantage of Van Buuren 20 seconds penalty for jumping the start and win the race in front of Jaafar (Fortec Motorsports) and Stoneman (Dams).
The first World Series by Renault race of the season was amazing. Before the start, Beitske Visser (AVF) had technical problems and she couldn’t took part in this race. The first lap was one of the most important moments of the race: Meindert van Buuren (Lotus) jumped the start and in lap 6 he got a 20 seconds penalty which will have been added at the end of the race, there were some little crashes and Ellinas and Gelael withdrew from the race in the first lap.
After that terrific first lap, Van Buuren keep fastest lap by fastest lap pace, trying to increase the gap. Some drivers did a pit stop to repair crash damages and Egor Orudzhev (Arden Motorsport) retired in lap 3.
Big job of Roberto Merhi (Pons Racing), he was fighting all the race with faster drivers due to a front wing damage that complicate his race a lot. First, he was fighting with Malja, who was disqualifyied from qualy and he started in last position, and afterwards with Bonifacio. Finally, Roberto retired from the race in lap 20 when he was out of the points.
Also in lap 15 Celis Jr‘s (AVF) race finished. The two cars of Adrian Vallés team didn’t finish.
Next race, tomorrow at 13:30.