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