Paul Ricard Eurocup: Norris seals rookie title with dominant Race 2 win

Lando Norris controlled Race 2 of the Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup weekend at Paul Ricard, sealing the Rookie title with four races remaining in the season.

Paul Ricard Eurocup: Norris seals rookie title with dominant Race 2 win

The Josef Kaufmann driver eased past front-row starter Max Defourny to take the lead and remained unchallenged throughout the 13-lap race.

Meanwhile, R-ace GP’s Defourny had Tech 1’s Dorian Boccolacci all over his rear, with the two exchanging places, but the Belgian managing to hold second after Lap 1.

Up ahead, with a dominant win, Norris secured the 2016 rookie title with five wins to his name, also extending points lead in the main standings.

Defourny settled for second, as Boccolacci completed the rostrum. The Frenchman was able to get back on the Belgian, but unable to make a move, finishing 0.300s behind.

Tech 1’s Gabriel Aubry took his best finish of the season at fourth, after Race 1 winner Harrison Scott spun on his own, while running in the top four.

The third Tech 1 car of Sacha Fenestraz and Fortec’s Ferdinand Habsburg were fifth and sixth respectively, both having overtaken Josef Kaufmann’s Jehan Daruvala at the start.

The Indian finishing seventh keeping Hugo de Sadeleer at bay, with AVF's Scott eventually classified ninth.

R-ace GP’s Will Palmer completed the top 10, after battling Josef Kaufmann’s Robert Shwartzman.

Race 2 results:

 PosDriver Team Laps  Time  Delay 
Lando Norris Josef Kaufmann Racing 13 27'19.257  
Max Defourny R-ace GP 13 27'23.307 4.050
D.Boccolacci Tech 1 Racing 13 27'23.607 4.350
Gabriel Aubry Tech 1 Racing 13 27'26.406 7.149
Sacha Fenestraz Tech 1 Racing 13 27'27.619 8.362
F.Habsburg Fortec Motorsports 13 27'28.099 8.842
Jehan Daruvala Josef Kaufmann Racing 13 27'28.778 9.521
Hugo de Sadeleer Tech 1 Racing 13 27'31.146 11.889
Harrison Scott AVF by Adrian Valles 13 27'31.837 12.580
10  Will Palmer R-ace GP 13 27'32.256 12.999
11  R.Shwartzman Josef Kaufmann Racing 13 27'33.079 13.822
12  Julien Falchero R-ace GP 13 27'35.394 16.137
13  Alexey Korneev JD Motorsport 13 27'37.254 17.997
14  Bruno Baptista Fortec Motorsports 13 27'39.414 20.157
15  James Allen JD Motorsport 13 27'43.474 24.217
16  Nikita Troitskiy Fortec Motorsports 13 27'44.107 24.850
17  H.Chaves Jr. AVF by Adrian Valles 13 27'46.217 26.960
18  Ghislain Cordeel GMMA Formula Racing 13 27'48.667 29.410
19  Antoni Ptak Cram Motorsport 13 27'53.130 33.873
20  Finlay Hutchison JD Motorsport 13 27'58.706 39.449
21  A.Perullo Technorace 12 28'15.766

 

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