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Another win for Van der Drift

 

Hamilton born Kiwi racing driver, Chris van der Drift (20), has dominated the Donington round of the prestigious Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup championship, by taking pole position and winning both races

Hamilton born Kiwi racing driver, Chris van der Drift (20), has dominated the Donington round of the prestigious Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup championship, by taking pole position and winning both races - only to be penalised 25 seconds for an allegedly dangerous move at the start of race 1, which dropped his placing to tenth.

Despite this penalty - which Van der Drift's team is appealing - the Kiwi still leads the Eurocup championship with four races to run.

A slightly sluggish start in the first race had Van der Drift involved in a "squeeze" with Filipe Alburquerque and Bertrand Baguette, Baguette going off the track and Van der Drift and Alburquerque - who finished second on the track - both being penalized 25 seconds for obstructing Baguette.

For the second race, Van der Drift made a much cleaner start and immediately opened a gap on the rest of the field, leading from start to finish.

16-year-old Kiwi Brendon Hartley, qualified 26th but was knocked out of the first race after a collision with another driver. He finished 12th in the second race.

Points : Van der Drift 67, D Clos 65, F Alburquerque 58. (Hartley 20 is 10th)

Next round : Le Mans September 29 - Oct 1


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