Despite dueling for the lead, Kweekel gets HIS 3rd win in 3 races.
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The front row of the grid was occupied once again by Jeroen Kweekel in Pole position and Michele D Alessandro with closest rival's Sander Kallas in 5th place and Christof Schgöer just behind in 3rd place.
At the start, not much contact was made a couple of cars went wide, but no first corner casualties, Kweekel began to slowly pull away from the rest of the field, with new driver Craig Baxter making a fantastic start on his debut, maintaining his 7th position.
After the first lap, the top 3 consisted of Jereon Kweekel, Michele D Alessandro and Nikodem Wisniewski, while Christof Schgöer and Sander Kallas slotted behind in 4th and 5th, it wasnt long until the first casualty of the race occured before the beginning of lap 2 with Andrea Ventura out of the race with Suspension failure.
James Sadler was the next driver to suffer, when technical failure forced him to retire, with Giordano Valeriano retiring a few laps later with Tyre Problems, the field was now down to 25 cars.
First round of stops took place on Lap 10 with Baxter and Wim Klop the first drivers to take on fresh tyres, then 1 lap later Kweekel made his first stop of the race, with Christof Schgöer taking the lead until another lap later, when he too stopped for tyres and Kweekel took the lead again.
After the swapping of the lead 'to and fro' between Kweekel, Schgöer, Kallas and D Alessandro, Kweekel came out on top as eventual winner, taking the hattrick win from the first 3 races of the season, the perfect start for the Dutchman, D Alessandro and Schgöer finished behind in 2nd and 3rd respectivly, capping off a good couple of races for the Italian's.
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by Ron Squire