Vidot wins a second time in the Austrian sunshine VallÃ¨s keps the championship lead The day began with an entertaining World Series Light race. Julien Vidot sealed a double victory for the weekend, comfortably in front...
Vidot wins a second time in the Austrian sunshine
Vallès keps the championship lead
The day began with an entertaining World Series Light race. Julien Vidot sealed a double victory for the weekend, comfortably in front of Ananda Mikola, who lost his pole advantage into the first corner. Mathias Lauda was briefly second, but soon dropped to fourth before being caught out trying to avoid Juan Cruz Alvarez, who looked like he was going to spin in the chicane. In the end it was Lauda who spun and retired.
Alvarez went on to take third place, while behind him there was a big battle and a small accident! The safety car came out when Donoso retired on lap nine, and as Alvarez slowed the misunderstanding grew, there was contact and Bastien Brière was out of the race. But after the safety car Alvarez remained in front of Milos Pavlovic and Celso Miguez.
Vidot is now just two points behind Adrian Valles in the championship at the halfway point in the season. And Alvarez is just five points behind Vidot, with four races in Spain remaining in the series. Montagny is still a huge distance in front of Karthikeyan in the Superfund World Series by Nissan, and looks forward to claiming the crown at Catalunya in two weeks. Both series will be racing at the Barcelona circuit.
<pre> World Series Lights Race two: Julien Vidot (Epsilon by Graff) 28m07.062s Ananda Mikola (RC Motorsport) +1.157s Juan Cruz Alvarez (Meycom Reyco) +4.736s Milos Pavlovic (Epsilon by Graff) +5.237s Celso Miguez (Meycom Reyco) +7.409s Adrian Valles (Escuela Lois Circuit) +8.038s Alvaro Barba (Escuela Lois Circuit) +8.195s Mateo Pellegrino (RC Motorsport) +10.950s Chanoch Nissany (Szasz Motorsport) +30.026s Bastien Brière (RC Motorsport) + 7 laps (not running) Milka Duno (Vergani Racing) + 7 laps Pablo Donoso (Vergani Racing) + 8 laps (not running) Mathias Lauda (Vergani Racing) +14 laps (not running)
(Drivers) Vallès 85 Alvarez 72 Vidot 67 Lauda 58 Pavolvic 50 Miguez 49 Pellegrino 49 Donoso 46 Barba 39 Nikola 33 Duno 14 Nissany 6 Ebrahim 5
(Teams) Escuela Lois Circuit 125 Meycom Reyco 121 Epsilon By Graff 119 Vergani Racing 119 RC Motorsport 87 Szasz Motorsport 6