Monza, Race 2: Hadjar wins, R-ace GP is champion, and a great but unlucky Beganovic!

Isack Hadjar (R-ace GP) wins race 2 in the Temple of Speed of Monza, in an incredibly battled competition, with the humid track making it even more challenging. But the battle at the front has been amazing, with the poleman Dino Beganovic (Prema Powerteam) making first a great launched start (the different grip of the various grid positions convinced race direction for such solution), and then repeating it after the two additional safety cars and a red flag, being very consistent and fast all along. Unfortunately, it is his teammate David Vidales, also doing a great job in Race 2, to finally attack the Rookie driver at the straight before the Seconda Variante, coming side by side with his teammate, and so both of the Prema drivers going straight cutting the curve, but the Spanish hitting hard the curb and his car literally flying in the air with the front end, and then falling down again with no control, crashing into the car of an unfortunate Beganovic. Both Prema drivers will retire so close to the end of the race.

It is the safety to bring all drivers to the finish, with behind Hadjar his teammate Hadrien David, officially vice-champion of the series, while their team, R-ace GP, is the official champion. Third is Paul Aron, the only Prema Powerteam driver ending the race. Great result by Kas Haverkort (MP Motorsport), fourth, while Gabriele Minì (ART Grand Prix) is fifth, and Franco Colapinto (MP MOtorsport) sixth. Seventh is Zane Maloney (R-ace GP), eighth Michael Belov (G4 Racing), ninth William Alatalo (Arden Motorsport) and tenth the championship winner Grègoire Saucy (ART Grand Prix).

“I wanted to win and this is racing. The two at the front made a mistake and I took advantage of it, but I am sorry I could not win on track because I had the best pace”, comments Hadjar at the end of the race.

“Great season, great second position in the championship, even though I would have wanted to challenge Saucy more for the title, but he really did a great season. I am really happy for this podium as it has helped the win of the championship by the team”, comments a pleased David.

2021 FRECA – Rd 10 – Monza – Race 2 – Provisional Classification