Sunday morning saw two Swiss drivers, Kevin Jörg and Louis Delétraz both driving for Josef Kaufmann Racing, on the first row. Jörg set pole in the second qualifying session with 1m49s408. the Dutchman Steijn Schothorst (Manor MP Motorsport) made up the top three.
Sasahara who finished second in the first race, found himself fighting for fourth place with Alex Albon (KTR). They touched in the Ascari chicane and Sasahara had to leave the race with broken rear suspension. Alex Albon stayed in fifth place after this incident but got a drive-through penalty for jumpstart and finished 18th.
In the top three Kevin Jörg withstood the pressure from both his team collegue and from Steijn Schothorst but could finish the race in first with a 3s5 gap.
Ben Barnicoat (Fortec Motorsports) drove a very good race, he started as 13th but finished in fourth position, as did Raoul Owens (Mark Burdett Motorsport. He started 20th and could have finished 6th but got a 5 second penalty for cutting the 2nd chicane to finish 9th. Fifth was Andrea Pizzitola, who was third in Race 1.
The return of the Formula Renault 2.0 Northern Eurpean Cup to Monza saw an action packed season start. Next race will be once again with the BlancPain series from 23 – 25 May at Silverstone (UK).
Louis Delétraz #17 (Josef Kaufmann Racing): “I was next to Kevin in the first corner. As we are teammate I had to keep calm. The race had only started. And I thought about the championship as well. My speed was good but I couldn’t overtake Kevin. We are leading in the championship so we had a great weekend.”
Kevin Jörg #15 (Josef Kaufmann Racing): “I did not have the best start but I found a good race pace. I could create a little gap to stay in front. I will only drive three races with the NEC but I learned a lot this weekend.”
Steijn Schothorst #11 (Manor MP Motorsport): “I started good but couldn’t pass Kevin and Louis before the first corner. I did follow them but was not fast enough to overtake. We have to work at our speed but I am ready to do my part in this.”
Lars Kaufmann (teammanager Josef Kaufmann Racing): “You cannot have a better start of the season. I told Kevin and Louis not to fight each other. Both did a very good job, so I am very happy.”
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