EU 2.0: Van der Drift lands race two win at Donington Park

After being penalised for weaving despite winning the 2.0 litre category race on Saturday, Chris van der Drift (JD Motorsport) was on fine form for Sunday's race. The Dutch-domiciled New Zealander again led the race from start to...

After being penalised for weaving despite winning the 2.0 litre category race on Saturday, Chris van der Drift (JD Motorsport) was on fine form for Sunday's race.

The Dutch-domiciled New Zealander again led the race from start to finish, again with several sorts of mayhem going on behind him. The eventual second placed man, Carlo van Dam (SG Formula), was unable to do anything to stop him, largely because the Dutchman had his hands full holding off Bertrand Baguette (Epsilon Euskadi), the Belgian completing a Benelux lockout on the podium.

It might have been so different. Atte Mustonen (Jenzer Motorsport) was up in 3rd in the early stages, but a determined attempt to claim second saw him end up running wide. That dropped him down to last, and clearly infuriated the young Finn.

Certainly his recovery drive netted him the fastest lap of the race and a new circuit lap record for the category, and it made you wonder what he might have done had he not had a grassy excursion. Mustonen's team-mate, Spaniard Dani Clos was also showing a great deal of talent and again provided tremendous entertainment for the capacity crowd as he carved his way up the order from 29th to a place in the top 10 before the race was out.

A couple of off-course moments didn't appear to trouble him at all, and he simply came back with renewed ferocity to put in the drive of the day. It was fine racing to keep everyone entertained.

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Series Formula Renault
Drivers Carlo van Dam , Chris van der Drift , Atte Mustonen , Dani Clos
Teams Jenzer Motorsport