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Win keeps Van Kalmthout’s C'ship hopes alive
December 09, 2017
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DUBAI: Seventeen-year-old Dutch driver Rinus van Kalmthout won race 2 at the Dubai Autodrome to close in on Championship leader Felipe Drugovich in the MRF Challenge 2017.

Drugovich was running in 2nd place but had an electric problem on the last corner of the last lap and dropped down to 9th place. Van Kalmthout won ahead of Louis Gachot and Julien Falchero. Gachot, son of former Formula 1 driver Bertrand Gachot, is currently a resident of Dubai studying at the American University of Dubai.

Drugovich has earlier won Race 1 ahead of Alex Karkosik and van Kalmthout. Drugovich has a two point lead over van Kalmthout.

In the reverse grid based Race 2, Gachot led from start but had a fast starting van Kalmthout right behind him. Drugovich starting from 6th on the grid first passed Karkosik and Martono on lap 4, before getting past Falchero on lap 6. He soon passed Gachot as well but race leader van Kalmthout was too far ahead to catch.

The Dutch driver crossed the finish line in first place but there was drama behind him. Drugovich slowed as he entered the last corner, slowing down a stream of cars all battling to finish on the podium. Gachot managed to hold on to 2nd place, finishing 0.074secs ahead of Falchero. Martono, who had another tough start, finished in 4th place ahead of Danial Frost and Jones. Drugovich limped across the line in 9th place.

Race 3 and 4 will take place on Saturday.

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