Barcelona – Main Race: Lindblad first double winner of the year

After 9 different winners in as many starts this season, Arvid Lindblad became the first driver to achieve two successes by winning the Main Race in Barcelona.

Published on 23/06/2024 à 10:51

Gonzalo Forbes

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Barcelona – Main Race: Lindblad first double winner of the year

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  • This is the end of a series of 9 victorious drivers in as many races contested in 2024. And the culprit is none other than Arvid Lindblad (Prema). The rookie, the only driver from the Italian team really in the running this weekend, undoubtedly delivered his best performance of the campaign.
  • Starting second behind pole sitter Christian Mansell (ART Grand Prix), the Englishman was patient at the start of the race, waiting for his rival's mistake. The Australian solid on the supports, Arvid Lindblad finally decided to go on the attack to avoid losing time. Thus, at the start of the 5th round, the protégé of Red Bull saw his unique offensive bear fruit thanks to a maneuver from the outside during the first braking. From then on, he was able to set his own pace, quickly pushing his pursuer back by several seconds.
  • Cautious at the end of the race with the appearance of a few drops of rain and especially his tires, Arvid Lindblad crossed the finish line with a 4 lead to take his second victory of the season, after the opening Sprint Race in Bahrain.
  • The last step of the podium was decided in the last lap and it was Leonardo Fornaroli (Trident) who took the jackpot. Returning to contact with Luke Browning (Hitech GP), the Italian was incisive in the first turns of the Catalan track to gain the upper hand over his counterpart. An excellent operation since it allowed him to regain the lead in the championship while the Englishman finally finished 5th, just behind Oliver Goethe (Campos).
  • Leader arriving in Barcelona, ​​Gabriele Mini (Prema) experienced an ordeal this Sunday. Totally lacking pace and 14th on the grid, the Transalpine rider fell down the rankings, taking the checkerboard in 21st position. The day after his retirement, this did not help his case since he saw Leonardo Fornaroli and Luke Browning slipping under his nose in the championship.

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Gonzalo Forbes

In charge of promotion formulas (F2, F3, FRECA, F4...). Carried by the grace of Franco Colapinto.

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