FORMULA REGIONAL - BARCELONA: VESTI WINS RACE 1 | Federation Internationale de l'Automobile


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Championship leader Fredrik Vesti wins form newcomer Dan Ticktum and David Schumacher.

Formula Regional European Championship leader Vesti came out on top of the opening race of the weekend held in mixed conditions at Circuit de Catalunya

The Danish racer took a commanding victory in a race featuring plenty of battles and two safety car restarts.

The race got underway in mixed conditions, with the left-hand side of the grid being significantly drier than the right one. Poleman Enzo Fittipladi enjoyed a good start and was followed by Schumacher and Vesti.

On the second lap, Fittipaldi made a mistake under braking, allowing Schumacher to overtake him.

In the meantime, Vesti has the was on the pace, caught up with the German who was struggling with tyre pressure.

Following an entertaining battle between the two, the Dane overtook the German and started opening a gap. That was until Sophia Floersch hit Konsta Lappalainen in the battle for fourth. The incident brought out the safety car.

Following the restart Schumcher, was lining up an attack on Vesti, by was kept at bay by the leader.

Meanwhile, behind them, an accident involving Sophia Floersch, Alexandre Bardinon, Igor Fraga and Sharon Scolari occured, causing another safety car period. Vesti eventually kept the first position and took his 10th win of the season.