Formula Renault 2.0 - Classy Kvyat dominates in Spain
Daniil Kvyat stamped his authority on the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 championship with a pole and race double in Spain.
Kvyat, of Koiranen Motorsport, finished third in last year’s championship, but is now firmly in command in the overall standings.
The leading trio of Kvyat, Nyck de Vries and Stoffel Vandoorne began to pull clear of the pack from the start, with Norman Nato running fourth.
In claiming a maximum 50 points over the two days, Kvyat now leaves Motorland Aragon some 23 points clear of Stoffel Vandoorne.
Kvyat said: “To come to a track where we haven’t done well in the past and win two races is just perfect.
“Next up is Spa-Francorchamps though, which is a track I love and which Koiranen Motorsport knows like the back of its hand.”
Pierre Gasly, Paul-Loup Chatin (Tech 1 Racing) and Oliver Rowland (Fortec Motorsports) followed behind Nato, with Javier Tarancon (RC Formula) and Miki Wekstrom (KTR) a little further back.
Gasly’s race was over on lap four, however, when he was forced to stop in what was a blow to his championship prospects.
The safety car was out on lap seven following a coming together between Daniel Cammish (Atech Reid GP) and Hans Villemi (Koiranen Motorsport), with the latter’s car flipping over.
The rain began to hammer down as the marshals set about clearing the track, with just a few minutes of the race remaining and the subsequent red flag cut short proceedings, leaving Kvyat the season’s first winner ahead of De Vries and Vandoorne.