Sandy Kraokaew Stuvik from Thailand won both of the races for the third round of the EuroFormula Open Championship at Jerez Circuit in Spain this weekend. The Thai driver clinched pole position for the first race, in front of Polish championship leader and teammate Artur Janosz and during the race Stuvik would prove untouchable, as he gradually pulled away from the pursuing Formula 3 cars. In the end it would be Stuvik who took the win, with Artur Janosz in second and Israel’s Yarin Stern in third place.
Sunday morning qualifying for the second race saw Artur Janosz securing pole position after a blistering lap, Spain’s Alex Palou would take second place and Thailand’s driver Stuvik had to settle for P3. As the race started Janosz cut across the front of Palou in a move that would later earn him a drive through penalty. Stuvik in turn overtook the Spanish driver through turn 3 and 4 and after Janosz had served his drive through, the Thai driver would find himself in a solid lead of the race. Stuvik controlled his pace to finish over 6 seconds clear of second placed Alex Palou. Again it was Israel’s Yarin Stern who secured the 3rd place on the podium.
This leaves the Thai driver Stuvik firmly in the lead of the championship with 124 points, to Janosz’ 93 points and Palou with 87 points as the championship moves to Hungaroring Circuit in Hungary for the 4th round of the championship in two weeks, during 4-6 July.
Sandy Kraokaew Stuvik commented after the race: ”This was a tough race and I am excited to now take the lead of the championship back again. I have to thank Team RP Motorsport for giving me such a fantastic Formula 3 car and for being able to build the car so well around my driving style. I do realize that my competitors are coming ever closer and will take my training to the next level to do my best to stay ahead as we go to Hungary in two week time.”
Sandy Kraokaew Stuvik races for the Royal Automobile Association of Thailand and is sponsored by The Pizza Company, Singha Corporation and Dacon Inspection Services.