Kas Haverkort (MP Motorsport) has seen the championship get complicated over the weekend. His chaser now is Mari Boya (MP Motorsport) and is only 11 points behind. However Oliver Goethe (MP Motorsport) has dropped to third place with 96 points, 28 points behind the leader. Without a doubt a very different panorama to the one we had before arriving at Jerez.
The weekend began in the rain, both free practice and Q1 were wet. The situation was very different in the races, where the sun came out.
In the first day of races, on Saturday, the protagonist was Mari Boya when he got his first victory in single-seater, after coming back from the fourth position in the grid.
And another one that also called everyone’s attention was Ten Brinke (MP Motorsport), the karting champion who was racing in single-seaters for the first time, within the Spanish F4 championship, who got second place.
The podium was closed by Josh Dufek (MP Motorsport), who made a comeback starting from tenth position.
We had some incidents and problems in the race that left several drivers out. One of them was the leader of the Championship, Kas Haverkort. In this way Mari Boya managed to cut back quite a few points.
Neither Valdemar Eriksen (Drivex School), Carles Martinez (Formula of Champions), nor Lena Bühler (Drivex School), and Eloy Sebastian Lopez (GRS Team) were able to finish the race after a collision between both cars.
On Sunday, as always, we had two races on the same day. In the first race of the day neither the championship leader, Kas Haverkort, nor his pursuer, Mari Boya, scored. The winner was Valdemar Eriksen.
Suleiman Zanfari (GRS Team) started from pole position and maintained this first position at the start and even managed to keep a distance from his pursuer, Ten Brinke, until the latter caught up with him and in an attempt to overtake him in the last few laps they touched each other and had to change the line. It was at this point that Valdemar took the opportunity to place himself first and Oliver Goethe behind him and in this way the podium was set up: Valdemar Eriksen, Oliver Goethe (MP Motorsport) and Suleiman Zanfari. However, after the race, stewards decided to disqualify Zanfari, so it was Dufek who got third place.
On the other hand, as we said before, Haverkort and Boya managed to score. They had a touch between them that made them both pass through the pits. Kas lost a piece of wing in the curve 4, the same as Mari that also had to enter to change a flat tyre and to check the wing that also had it damaged.
And in the last race of the day the situation was completely reversed. Kas Haverkort won and was on pole after setting the fastest time in Q2. Mari Boya was the constant chaser of Kas and, despite doing a great performance, had to settle for second position.
After Haverkort and Mari Boya it was Dufek who took third place in a tough battle with Eloy Lopez and Ten Brinke. Nevertheless, like Race 2, stewards decided to add +5 seconds to Dufek, and it was Ten Brinke who finally got the third place.
And finally, we cannot say goodbye without mentioning that in this last race we also had some incidents, in turn 6 there was a touch between Fluxá and Goethe but without consequences, both were able to continue the race, but in the last positions.
This has been all that has given the weekend in Jerez, but we do not say goodbye because we continue racing, we return next weekend. It will be from Valencia on the 27th and 27th of September.