Leonardo Pulcini strengthens points lead after winning at Silverstone

Pulcini took a lights-to-flag win on Saturday but was hit by a rival on Sunday. Either Menchaca or Moreno scored points finish at Silverstone. Abdullayev made solid progress

Campos Racing leads the drivers´ and teams´ standings when the EuroFormula Open goes into the summer break. At Silverstone, the Alzira-based team produced a competitive showing over the weekend with Italy´s Leonardo Pulcini, Mexico´s Diego Menchaca, Ecuador´s Julio Moreno and Azerbaijan´s Gulhuseyn Abdullayev.

Pulcini topped Friday´s test sessions and his qualifying wasn´t much different as he took pole position for race 1. The Italian driver secured his fourth win of the season in the afternoon with another dominant triumph. Menchaca put in a good recovery drive to finish 7th. Moreno was on course to finish ninth but had an incident and dropped to 11th. Abdullayev came 15th and 7th in rookies´ class.

On Sunday, Pulcini took 4th spot on the grid but soon moved up to third on lap one. Unfortunately he was hit by another car and went off track. After to make a pit stop, he rejoined the race and finished one lap down but setting the fastest lap. Mexican Menchaca finished 6th this time. Moreno also made it into the top-the by finishing 9th. Abdullayev was 16th and 8th in rookies´ class.

The EuroFormula Open resumes at Red Bull Ring next September.

3116 02 1173116 02 823116 02 733116 07 111