Year after year, the World Series by Renault event in Budapest is one of the highlights of the season. For this ninth instalment of the 100% Renault meeting at the Hungaroring, 95,000 spectators answered the invitation of the French carmaker to experience a unique weekend of motor racing. Under sunny skies and record temperatures it was Egor Orudzhev and Oliver Rowland wining in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series. Jack Aitken and Louis Delétraz triumphed in Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0, while in the Renault Sport Trophy the spoils went to Wolfgang Reip, David Cebrian, Richard Gonda and Steijn Schothorst. In the paddock, the Renault Village drew large crowds with the display of the Renault Kadjar, the numerous socially aware attractions for every member of the family and Antonio Félix da Costa paced the Infiniti Red Bull Racing F1 Show with a few donuts !

Miklos Marothy, Renault Hungary Managing Director : “One more year, and we are close to 100,000 spectators ! The Hungarians adore the idea of mixing races, family shows and varied attractions ! At each edition, we have a product event, this time it is the Renault Kadjar. We make the most of this opportunity to display the latest Renault and Dacia creations alongside the activities where the people can discover the sport by changing tyres for race cars, see a Formula 1 car up close or try the simulators to get a sense of what it is like to be a race car driver. The World Series by Renault also plays a social role. We brought out firemen to show their know-how in case of a catastrophe, we have a blood donation booth and a much liked activity, focused on guide dogs. Families and enthusiasts were also invited to visit the Renault Club and its collector cars. In addition to being a democratization of the automobile for the uninitiated, the meeting is also a loyalty implement for our customers, who are our guests for the entire weekend.”

Formula Renault 3.5 Series : A first for Orudzhev, Rowland pulls away
While Matthieu Vaxiviere (Lotus) dominated the collective tests and Oliver Rowland (Fortec Motorsports) took the pole, it was Egor Orudzhev (Arden Motorsport) who took the laurels in race one, become the first rookie to win this season. The SMP Racing backed Russian got an excellent start and then fended off the attacks of Oliver Rowland, who was overtaken in the final corner Roberto Merhi (Pons Racing). On Sunday, the Englishman turned the tables as he shot to the lead from fifth on the starting grid. The Racing Steps Foundation protégé was successful in keeping pole winner, Matthieu Vaxiviere at bay. Gustav Malja (Strakka Racing) scored his first podium result in the category.

Race 1 : 1- E. Orudzhev, RUS (Arden Motorsport), 2- R. Merhi, ESP (Pons Racing), 3- O. Rowland, GBR (Fortec Motorsports)…
Race 2 : 1- O. Rowland, GBR (Fortec Motorsports), 2- M. Vaxiviere, FRA (Lotus), 3- G. Malja, SWE (Strakka Racing)…
General classification : 1- O. Rowland 123 pts, 2- M. Vaxiviere 107 pts, 3- J. Jaafar 87 pts…

Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 : Louis Delétraz racing away
Leader in the general classification, Louis Delétraz (Josef Kaufmann Racing) took the first pole position of the weekend and dominated race 1. Unfortunately, his jump start resulted in a 10 second penalty, which dropped to him third place, behind Jack Aitken (Koiranen GP) and Ben Barnicoat (Fortec Motorsports). The next day, the son of Jean-Denis Delétraz got his revenge in claiming another pole position and went on for his third win of the season. Fellow Swiss driver Kevin Jörg assured a one-two finish for the Josef Kaufmann Racing team, while Jake Hughes (Koiranen GP) completed le podium.

Race 1 : 1- J. Aitken, GBR (Koiranen GP), 2- B. Barnicoat, GBR (Fortec Motorsports), 3- L. Delétraz, SUI (Josef Kaufmann Racing)…
Race 2 : 1- L. Delétraz, SUI (Josef Kaufmann Racing), 2- K. Jörg, SUI (Josef Kaufmann Racing), 3- J. Hughes, GBR (Koiranen GP)…
General classification : 1- L. Delétraz 110 pts, 2- J. Hughes 76 pts, 3- A. Hubert 72 pts…

Renault Sport Trophy : Schothorst and Gonda stand out
The fastest man in the collective tests, Steijn Schothorst (Equipe Verschuur #10) went on to capture the pole. The intermediate leader in the general classification, the team he makes up with his father, had to bow in favour of Wolfgang Reip and David Cebrian (Monlau Competicion #14) who took the Endurance race win ahead of David Fumanelli and Dario Capitanio (Oregon Team #8) and Richard Gonda - Andrea Pizzitola (ART Junior Team #2). On Sunday, the Hungarian meeting of the World Series by Renault concluded with the wins for Richard Gonda and Steijn Schothorst. In the morning, Richard Gonda dominated the Prestige Sprint race against Dario Capitanio and Diederik Sijthoff (V8 Racing. In the Elite Sprint race, Steijn Schothorst continued his domination, taking his point tally to 71 out of a possible 75, with his victory over Roy Geerts (V8 Racing) and Vittorio Ghirelli (Zele Racing).

Endurance Race : 1- Reip-Cebrian, BEL-ESP (Monlau Competicion), 2- Fumanelli-Capitanio, ITA (Oregon Team), 3- Pizzitola-Gonda, FRA-SVK (ART Junior Team)…
Sprint Race Prestige : 1- R. Gonda, SVK (ART Junior Team), 2- D. Capitanio, ITA (Oregon Team), 3- D. Sijthoff, NED (V8 Racing)…
Sprint Race Elite : 1- S. Schothorst, NED (Equipe Verschuur), 2- R. Geerts, NED (V8 Racing), 3- V. Ghirelli, ITA (Zele Racing)…
Elite general classification : 1- S. Schothorst 75 pts, 2- W. Reip 45 pts, 3- A. Pizzitola 43 pts…
Prestige general classification : 1- D. Sijthoff 52 pts, 2- R. Gonda 50 pts, 3. D. Capitanio 33 pts…
Endurance general classification : 1- Fumanelli/Capitanio 43 pts, 2- Reip 37 pts, 3- Bacheta/Nalio 30 pts…

The World Series by Renault now takes a long summer break that will end with the return of the 100% Renault spectacle at Silverstone on 5 and 6 September. In the interim, the Formula Renault 3.5 Series will be in action at the Red Bull Ring this coming 11 and 12 July.

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