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2017 Season
Round 1 | March 5 Australia
Round 2 | March 19 Bahrain
Round 3 | April 2 Spain
Round 4 | April 9 Turkey
Round 5 | April 23 Canada
Round 6 | May 7 Austria
Round 7 | May 21 Great Britain
Round 8 | June 4 Germany
Round 9 | June 18 France
Round 10 | August 20 Belgium
Round 11 | September 10 Hungary
Round 12 | September 24 Italy
Round 13 | October 8 Singapore
Round 14 | October 15 Japan
Round 15 | November 5 United States
Round 16 | November 19 Brazil

Kallas takes pole, Kweekel finishes on top despite poor qualifying performance

 

Welcome to the FSR Pro review of Round 5 in Canada

 

The front row of the grid is taken by Sander Kallas in his first pole of the season with Michele D Alessandro alongside,

Jacques Wengler continues his amazing pace with a 3rd place while Division leader Jeroen Kweekel qualifys in 5th

behind Albanian rookie Claudio Bivaqua.

 

At the start of the race, everyone despite a bit of squeezing into the first couple of corners managed to make it through

safely, until the next corner when Mihajlo Vicentijevic collided with Nikodem Wisniewski who lost the backend after

a touch from Lionel Klue, no retirements in the first couple of corners but Vicentijevic and Wisniewski needed to 

stop for repairs, Vicentijevic didnt make it back and retired with suspension problems.

 

Beginning of Lap 2 saw Sander Kallas remain in the lead with D Alessandro and Kweekel narrowly behind after just passing

Wengler after the German lost a bit of traction but regained grip after the last chicane.

 

Further back the field David O'Reilly and Eugene van Loggerenburg were involved in a heated battle for 17th which

involved van Loggerenburg hitting the back of O'Reilly and the faffing about between the pair cost the South African

a place to Henry Hermann, he eventually retired 2 laps later with Technical difficulty.

 

Kweekel who got off to a good start, managed to catch up to D Alessandro to take 2nd place by the end of Lap 6 after the

Italian lost traction out of the last chicane and was joined by Wengler and Bivaqua in their individual battle for 4th.

 

Kweekel then had to wait for the first round of stops to have any chance to catch up to Kallas, which began on Lap 9 with

James Sadler the first to pit, Kallas came in for his stop on Lap 13 and the mechanics were not quick enough for Kallas and

he came out in 2nd behind Kweekel, who was over 4 seconds ahead by the time the Estonian came out from his stop.

 

Kweekel went for a 1 stop strategy and pitted on Lap 24 and Kallas takes the lead, but Kallas aware that he is on a

2 Stopper, went in for his 2nd and final stop 2 laps later, giving the lead back to Kweekel who is now 7 seconds ahead

when Kallas left the pits

 

Jeroen Kweekel once again continuing his unbeaten run with another this season in Canada, Kallas back on the podium

for the first time since Malaysia and D Alessandro capped off a good race to finish 3rd.

 

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by Ron Squire

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