Kas Haverkort took all three victories and is now 48 points ahead of Boya and 93 points of Goethe.
The Dutch driver demonstrated his mastery from the first official day of Formula 4 at Ricardo Tormo Circuit. On Saturday he got the pole position and then took the victory. Kas (MP Motorsport) had a better pace than the others and that, in a circuit as technical as this is what makes the difference. Only his teammate, Josh Dufek, was able to follow him and he remained second, although he had no options to fight for the victory. Behind Josh was newcomer Thomas Ten Brinke (MP Motorsport).
The second classified in the general classification, Mari Boya (MP Motorsport), finished the race in 4th position but was penalised for not respecting the limits of the track, thus falling to 7th place. The other contender for the title, Oliver Goethe (MP Motorsport), had to settle for 9th position, in a somewhat busy race. Before the first lap was completed, the safety car had to leave due to an incident between Lena Bühler and Javier Sagrera who left the Spaniard’s car in the middle of the track. The race could not be resumed until one of the circuit cranes picked it up.
On Sunday, the story almost repeated, Haverkort took the second pole position early in the morning and later in the first race of the day he won again. His companions on the podium were again Josh Dufek and Thomas Ten Brinke. This time Mari Boya did manage to qualify in 4th position, while Oliver Goethe finished 7th.
This time it was at the middle of the race when the yellow flag appeared for an incident between Enzo Joulié (MP Motorsport) and Mehrbod Shameli. The safety car was on track until the circuit cranes removed both cars.
In the third and last race of the weekend the surprise was given by the Drivex School driver, Ivan Nosov, getting his first podium in the Spanish F4 by doing 3rd.
First was again Kas Haverkort, Mari Boya was 2nd, his best result of the weekend. It was a more disputed race than the previous ones, Mari was great part of the race with a great rhythm, going even faster than Kas, but the Dutchman pressed in the last laps until opening advantage.
This weekend we have had some extra protagonists that has been more present than ever, the “track limits”. The drivers did not respect the track limits and this has resulted in penalties that have altered the final classification in all three races.
In spite of Haverkot’s clear dominance, nothing is already written, the championship is getting more interesting than ever with Oliver Goethe a bit more further but surely with eager to give his best for the rest of the championship. And Mari Boya, for his part, still has a chance of taking the lead if he does well in the next races. Everything can happen, as we saw in Jerez, that even the strongest have bad days and new names appear on the top of podium.
We look forward to the next race which will be at MotorLand Aragon, in Alcañiz, on 31th October and 1st November.