Kimiya Sato scores maiden win

Kimiya Sato broke his F3 Euro Series duck with a lights-to-flag victory in the reversed grid race at Zandvoort

Kimiya Sato scores maiden win

The Japanese driver started from pole position, alongside his Motopark team-mate Gianmarco Raimondo, and was never headed.

The key moment of the race came at the start. From fourth, Daniel Juncadella made a rocket getaway to draw alongside both Sato and Raimondo as the trio approached the braking zone for Tarzan.

Juncadella's attempt to drive around the outside of both failed, however, as Raimondo outbraked himself and pushed both his own car and that of the Prema driver wide.

Carlos Munoz gleefully nipped into the gap that appeared to secure second, but he was soon given a drive-through penalty for lining up incorrectly on the grid.

That left Sato in the clear, and he went on to head home Raimondo in what was Motopark's first one-two finish in the Euro Series.

Behind them, Felix Rosenqvist completed the podium, benefitting when his Mucke team-mate Nigel Melker was given a drive-through early on for a jumped start.

Roberto Merhi finished fourth to increase his championship lead to 27 points while Laurens Vanthoor was the best Signature driver in fifth, ahead of Marco Wittmann, Juncadella and Daniel Abt (Signature).

Result - 13 laps Pos Driver Team/Car Time/Gap 1. Kimiya Sato Motopark Dallara-VW 20m07.409s 2. Gianmarco Raimondo Motopark Dallara-VW + 0.976s 3. Felix Rosenqvist Mucke Dallara-Merc + 1.441s 4. Roberto Merhi Prema Dallara-Merc + 2.061s 5. Laurens Vanthoor Signature Dallara-VW + 3.310s 6. Marco Wittmann Signature Dallara-VW + 3.721s 7. Daniel Juncadella Prema Dallara-Merc + 4.501s 8 Daniel Abt Signature Dallara-VW + 6.572s 9. Jimmy Eriksson Motopark Dallara-VW + 8.890s 10 Kuba Giermaziak Star Dallara-VW + 14.812s 11. Nigel Melker Mucke Dallara-Merc + 16.292s 12. Carlos Munoz Signature Dallara-VW + 33.980s 
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