The championship leader and the Campos Racing driver took the top step of the podium in Aragón, where the 4th round of the Spanish F4 was held this weekend. Pepe Martí, with two wins, scored his first victories in the championship. Due to the rain that fell yesterday, the 3 races were held today, Sunday.
Dilano Van’t Hoff took his fifth victory of the season in the first race at Aragón this weekend. The MP Motorsport driver made the most of his pole position, quickly distancing himself from the chasing group led by Ryabov and Pepe Marti, maintaining a lead of around five seconds for most of the race.
While the Dutch driver was running away from the chasing group, Pepe Martí was defending himself from the attacks of GRS driver Ryabov. The Campos Racing driver started the race with a used set of tyres and this circumstance was detrimental for him as the race went on. Ryabov took advantage of this situation to move back to the second position he started the first race of the weekend.
Despite overtaking Pepe Marti, the GRS driver was unable to catch Dilano Vant Hoff, who held the lead from the first to the last lap.
In the second race of the weekend, the same pattern was repeated. Pepe Martí started in first position and during the eighteen minutes that the short race lasted, the driver kept the distance, leading all the laps until he won. In addition, he also set a fastest lap that would eventually earn him the first position on the starting grid for the third race of the weekend.
Behind the Spanish rider, Dilano Van’t Hoff and Sebastian Ogaard made two comebacks to finish second and third on the podium. Despite starting from eighth and seventh position, both managed to overcome their starting positions, making multiple overtakes over the course of the race.
Pepe Martí’s aforementioned fast lap in the second race gave the Campos Racing driver a new opportunity which he did not miss. The Spaniard managed to fend off Daniel Maciá’s attacks in the opening laps of the race and, later on, he managed to pull away from the chasing group by up to three seconds to claim another victory in the third race of the weekend.
A group in which up to nine drivers were within three seconds of each other by the midway point of the race and from which Daniel Maciá and Guilherme Oliveira emerged victorious. The Spanish Formula of Champions driver achieved a new second position and the Portuguese driver Guilherme Oliveira added his first podium of the season, achieving a third position that he had to defend against the attacks of Dilano Van’t Hoff in the last stages of the race.
After the three races held in this fourth round at the Motorland circuit, the championship has already passed its halfway point and Álvaro Martínez de Tejada, general coordinator of the championship has assessed this season; “I am very satisfied with the course of the championship, I think that the assessment after the halfway point is positive. We have more and more drivers of different nationalities, which makes it an increasingly international championship. We also have more teams, which is very positive. I like that this season there is competitiveness between them, in yesterday’s classification we had eighteen drivers within one second of each other, there are several teams that have already achieved a victory and that is always good. It’s been a wonderful year, there is nothing to complain about the work of the teams and the drivers”.
After this fourth round, the Spanish Formula 4 will return to competition on the weekend of 18 and 19 September at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit in Valencia.
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