|Under the watchful eye of a sixtythousand strong bumper-crowd, Belgian R-ace GP driver Gilles Magnus took the lead from pole position closely chased by MP Motorsport teammates Verschoor and Verhagen from the outset.
Magnus, Champion in French F4 in 2016, kept a small lead for the next seven laps until the car of his teammate Charles Milesi stopped on the track. A broken direction sealing the retirement of yesterday’s podium finisher. With the marshals unable to retrieve the striken car quickly, the safety car was deployed for two laps.
Handling the restart to perfection, Magnus resumed the race in the lead but over the following laps Verschoor slowly reeled in his Belgian opponent. With two laps remaining, at the famous Timmer Complex, Verschoor made a late breaking manoeuvre much to the delight of his home crowd and was able to hang on to his momentum to claim a second victory of the weekend for his MP Motorsport team.
Dutch KNAF talent driver, Jarno Opmeer crossed the line to finish a fighting third, chased by American Red Bull Junior Neil Verhagen with BM Racing’s Bartek Mirecki in fifth. Michael Benyahia rounded out the top six for R-Ace GP.
Following Round 4 of the Formula Renault Northern European Cup, Gilles Magnus leads the way in the championship standings ahead of the highly anticipated visit to Nürburgring on 16/17 September.