Dennis Hauger scored PREMA Racing’s second clutch of the weekend in Dash 3 with a controlled lights-to-flag victory over Trident’s Jack Doohan and HWA RACELAB’s Matteo Nannini at Barcelona.
Getting better from a tiring getaway when the lights went out, Hauger used to be assured out in entrance and crossed the road with a terminate to 4s hole over Doohan for his first clutch in System 3. The Trident racer getting over a posh start of his have to clutch a first podium at this level.
At one stage, Matteo Nannini looked to be Hauger’s presumably challenger, however the Italian couldn’t build the tempo and fell back within the back of Doohan.
AS IT HAPPENED
Lining up from pole, Hauger used to be resolute to originate amends after colliding with Nannini in a battle for the lead in Dash 2 on Saturday. His start used to be a ways from trusty though, the PREMA struggled off the road and chanced on himself in a four-vast battle for the lead heading down to Turn 1.
Nannini, Victor Martins and Doohan all pulled up alongside him, however the PREMA started to acknowledge, benefitting from the lengthy 600m flee-up to the principle corner and breaking daringly gradual to pull himself narrowly forward.
Of the four drivers, Doohan used to be the one to success out, falling from second to fourth as Nannini snatched P2 before Martins. Hauger started to pull away as Doohan dusted himself off and bought back before the Frenchman for the final plot on the rostrum.
Doohan looked as if it would rating rediscovered the tempo that secured him second in Qualifying, snappy pulling into DRS differ of Nannini, sooner than picking off the HWA ace at the principle corner.
Dash 2 winner Olli Caldwell pulled off a DRS-fuelled omit Martins for fourth, stealing the racing line at Turn 1 and making the loads of the MP man’s carefully outdated tyres.
The highest three remained unchanged at the road, however there used to be a gradual dawdle further down within the live 10. Logan Sargeant and Clement Novalak started a battle for sixth, however the Charouz Racing System driver used to be struggling for grip and misplaced out to the Trident, sooner than falling the final device to ninth, with Frederik Vesti and Caio Collet also clambering before the American.
With lower than a lap to head, there wasn’t ample time for Roman Stanek to bag before Sargeant as effectively, with the Hitech racer too busy defending the final components’ station from Alex Smolyar.
KEY QUOTE – DENNIS HAUGER (PREMA RACING)
“In actuality contented with Dash 3, we at final bought the clutch within the terminate, and it used to be within the flee that presents you primarily the most components. We bought back within the Championship and I’m truly contented with that. I truly rating to build the momentum going in Spherical 2 at Paul Ricard, however I will expertise this second now.”