Chadwick takes flag-to-flag W Collection win in Hungary
Jamie Chadwick (Veloce Racing) beat her W Collection title rival Alice Powell (Racing X) to win the fourth race of the season in Hungary and regain the championship lead.
The 23-year-old made an ideal begin from pole place and led all the way in which to the checkered flag, main Powell by greater than 10 seconds to finish an ideal weekend on the Hungaroring, the place she topped all three periods. Her second victory of the marketing campaign places Chadwick one level away from Powell with half of the season’s eight races remaining.
Nerea Marti (W Collection Academy Workforce) completed third, her first podium results of her W Collection profession. It moved Marti into third place within the championship, having improved her outcomes at each spherical up to now. The 19-year-old was adopted dwelling by her teammate and fellow rookie Irina Sidorkova (W Collection Academy Workforce) after the 18-year-old Russian handed Beitske Visser (M. Forbes Motorsport) at first. Emma Kimilainen (Ecurie W) overtook Marta Garcia (PUMA W Collection Workforce) within the closing phases to complete sixth, whereas Belen Garcia (Scuderia W), Bruna Tomaselli (Veloce Racing) and Jessica Hawkins (Racing X) accomplished the highest 10.
Chadwick dominated Friday’s working, topping each the observe and qualifying periods as she beat Powell to pole place. With overtaking notoriously troublesome on the Hungaroring, the opening exchanges can be essential.
Chadwick obtained off to a flyer of a begin and led Powell by greater than a second on the finish of lap one. Sidorkova overtook Visser for fourth on the opening nook the place Fabienne Wohlwend (Bunker Racing) misplaced her entrance wing after contact and was pressured to pit, relegating her to the again of the sphere.
A sequence of quickest laps enabled Chadwick to double her benefit over Powell to greater than two seconds after a 3rd of the 30-minute plus one lap race. America’s Sabre Prepare dinner (Bunker Racing) had made up 5 locations — going from 18th to thirteenth by the midway stage — however, struggling with a difficulty together with her mirrors, then misplaced a spot to Miki Koyama (Sirin Racing). Wohlwend retired from the race with 12 minutes to go and Chadwick held a 4.5-second lead over Alice because the race entered the ultimate third.
Koyama overtook Abbie Eaton (Ecurie W) for twelfth place with lower than 5 minutes on the clock after a protracted battle throughout which the pair made contact on the run to Flip 3, an incident was being investigated after the race. With three minutes left, an error by Marta Garcia at Flip 11 put her beneath strain from Kimilainen, who took sixth place two corners later, however that pair have been beneath investigation by the stewards additionally.
With excessive observe temperatures, tire administration was a priority within the closing phases. However Chadwick was relentless on the entrance as she continued to set quickest laps and coolly took the fourth victory of her W Collection profession.
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