Kweekel continues winning streak despite Wisniewski taking Pole
Welcome to the FSR Pro review of Round 4 in Bahrain
Top of the grid pecking order is Nikodem Wisniewski, his first pole since Australia a few races ago, Jereon Kweekel joins him on the front row, with Sander Kallas and Jacques Wengler with a surprising turn of pace in 3rd and 4th respectivly.
As the race got underway there was the usual jostling for position and at turn 2 Claudio Bivaqua clipped Craig Baxter and both spun out in the middle of the track causing a chain reaction to other drivers colliding with each other, most of them survived the crash but Lionel Klue and David Cook were the only casulties of the pileup, out of the race after a couple of corners.
After the First Lap, Wisniewski led, but was overtaken by Kweekel on the first corner with an unbelievable outside pass and the Dutchman was infront once again, Kallas once again behind them in 3rd.
David O'Reilly's FSR luck once again wasn't on his side, after climbing to 16th from 19th in 1 Lap, the Australian suffered Suspension failure as a result of the first lap pileup.
The first round of scheduled stops took place on Lap 10 with Georg Winter the first to stop from 7th place and ending up in 12th place after his stop.
Lap 11 and on the backstraight, Giordano Valeriano, Eugene van Loggerenburg and Sander Kallas were side by side, coming towards the end of the straight both Kallas and Valeriano passed van Loggerenburg at the same time, but Kallas went for the cheeky tactic and took the inside line, but missing his braking spot, he touched Valeriano who took the outside line and both spun in front of van Loggerenburg, who got through safely, no one retired in that incident, but both Valeriano's and Kallas' race was ruined.
Leader Kweekel then came in for his stop on Lap 14 and came out in 3rd place behind Wisniewski and Dewald Nel whose tyres were knackered and the South African driver was ovetaken by Kweekel and Wisnieweski.
Wisniewski then needed to make his first and only stop of the race on Lap 21, handing the lap back to the Invincible Dutchman.
Jereon Kweekel once again took top spot, the Dutchman once again reaffirming his top spot of the table, Nikodem Wisniewski took 2nd place, while Jacques Wengler really surprised the FSR Paddock with a 3rd place finish, a first FSR podium finish for the German.
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by Ron Squire