Palou clinches achieves best ever GP3 result at Spa

Palou took the lead at the start and led the field until lap nine. Finally Campos Racing driver finished 5th struggling with tire wear. Ashkanani finished 18th

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Alex Palou and Campos Racing have recorded their best result of the campaign at Spa-Francorchamps. Yesterday, Palou finished 8th and today Spaniard driver should have started on pole position but there was a last-minute change. Jimmy Eriksson was handed a drive through penalty in yesterday´s race for a jump start but he served it during the Virtual Safety Car period, which is not allowed. Therefore, he had a twenty second time penalty and Palou moved up to seventh place. So, today he has started second on the grid.

Aleksander Bosak, the pole position holder, made a bad race start and Palou took advantage to move into the lead. Palou led nine laps of a race that was marred by the safety car due to an incident. Palou managed to keep his rivals at bay until lap nine when Luca Ghiotto passed him for the lead. Tire wear was a becoming a major issue for Palou and he couldn´t defend his podium slot from Esteban Ocón, Alfonso Celis Jr. and Mathéo Tuscher. Finally Palou crossed the finish line in the 5th position, his personal best in the series and scoring valuable points.

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Zaid Ashkanani has finished 18th in Sunday´s race.

In two weeks´ time the GP3 Series will approach another meeting, this time at the last pure temple of speed: the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza.

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