Ukyo Sasahara gets the win in race-2 fending off Stroll

Victory in the second race at the Adria International Raceway moving from Canada to Japan.

Lance Stroll was right anticipating a not easy race-2. The second race on track at the Adria International Raceway gave a lot of emotions and this time the eighteen years old from Japan Ukyo Sasahara (Euronova Racing), has been good fending off the attacks moved by Stroll (Prema Power Team) in a red hot finale. The Canadian managed to climb the charts after the 5th row start and progressively closed the gap to Sasahara as the latter got the lead from the third row of the grid. Stroll has been choosing inside lines to try and find his way past the rival. Sasahara seemed quite calm fending off all the attacks without leaving gaps open for the Canadian. The sprint to the line welcomed the victory of the Asian driver, that turned out to be the surprise of the weekend. He has been a late entry for team Euronova that replaced the Italian Andrea Fontana that could not make it to the start.

The fight for the victory between the on top allowed the runners up to get closer. Andrea Russo (Diegi Motorsport) and Leonardo Pulcini (Euronova Racing) gained some ground to the leading duo and have been involved themselves in a nice battle for the podium. The French Brandon Maisano (Prema Power Team) was behind them early on but then they pulled away engaging a battle that kept the top four positions uncertain until the end. The final two laps have been quite exciting as Russo and Pulcini, caught Sasahara and Stroll, sliding in the sprint to the line. Sasahara kept anyway his cool and this allowed the Japanese to keep the rivals at bay. Stroll and Russo closed on the podium in order, while Pulcini ended fourth despite deserving himself the podium too.