Spain starts with a success on its motorbike Saturday in Barcelona. First success for David Vidales who makes the Formula 3 Sprint Race his own after leading the entire race. Vittoria however under investigation for an episode she saw him involved with Jak Crawford in an attempt to overtake the American.
He hadn’t started his qualifying session well – on the Montmelò track- Roman Stanek, but right in the final, the Trident team driver managed to improve Victor Martins’ time, stealing pole position by just 52 thousandths. Due to the reversal of the first twelve times, however, Stanek in race 1 is forced to start from the fifth row, next to the ‘fished out’ Colapinto (Van Arsfoort Racing), who benefited from the relegation to the pit lane of the other rider Trident, Zane Maloney, guilty yesterday of having skipped weight control at the return to the pits. The home driver Vidales (Campos) and the American Correa (ART) start from the front row. When the traffic lights go out, there is an immediate brawl: Vidales gains the first position, climbs up from behind Smolyar and takes Leclerc, Martins and Stanek with him. Instead, Hadjar loses positions. In the first two laps Vidales builds a 1 ”5 advantage over Correa, while behind the group he breaks up. For a rear-end collision he is forced to return to change the nose Yeany. At the start of the fourth lap Crawford (Prema) overtakes Correa and goes after Vidales, who in the meantime has scored two fastest laps. The Prema driver sinks on the accelerator and scores the best lap at the end of the fourth lap.