2018 Formula Challenge Round 13 Race Report

After a successful start to the second half of the season, STAX Racing traveled to Monza hoping for more good results.

Leaving Spa-Francorchamps, Adrian Campfield was ninth in the Drivers’ Championship, while Chris Shepherd still was second behind Chris Butcher. In the Teams’ Championship, STAX Racing was second behind Red Arrow Racing and ahead of Cenobite Motorsports.

Qualifying at the high-speed track saw Chris Shepherd take Pole Position by .008 seconds over Alari Algpeus. Adrian Campfield qualified sixth, .366 seconds behind his teammate.

Race 1: Adrian had a very good first lap and passed TR Motorsports’ Marcin Rybaczuk going into Variante Ascari. In the following laps, he was able to defend his position from Cliff van de Vin. On Lap 10, Chris Butcher made contact with Alari Algpeus, directly in front of Adrian who gained two positions. The following lap, TTF Racing’s van de Vin was able to pass the STAX Racing driver going into Variante della Roggia. Adrian crossed the finishing line in P4 shortly after.

As previously mentioned, Chris started the race from Pole Position. After the first lap, he was over one second clear from the driver in second position. Later on in the race, Matthew Williams passed Chris Butcher and started a pursuit to catch up to Shepherd. However, it was too little and too late and the STAX Racing won the race with a gap of almost three seconds to Williams.

Race 2: Adrian lined up on the grid for the second race in P8. After a frantic opening lap to the race, he was running in fifth place. On the third lap, he passed Cliff van de Vin in Curva del Serraglio. Unfortunately, he couldn’t slow down enough for the upcoming Variante Ascari, ran wide und lost control of his car upon rejoining the track. After crashing into the barrier, he retired from the race.

Chris started the second race from P10, however he passed four drivers in the first lap already. After overtaking Adrian the previous lap, he passed Cliff van de Vin on Lap 3. On the sixth lap, Chris passed both Williams and Scrivens on the Start / Finish straight, but was unable to defend his position against Williams going into Ascari. With two and a half laps to go, Chris then re-passed Williams before the Variante della Roggia and finished the race in P2.

After the Italian Round of the 2018 Formula Challenge season, Chris Shepherd is leading the Drivers’ Championship by 20 points ahead of Chris Butcher. Adrian is still in ninth position, however he is tied on equal points with three (!) other drivers. In the Teams’ Championship, STAX Racing is second behind Red Arrow Racing and ahead of Cenobite Motorsports.

The next round of the championship will be held in Singapore on September 11th, 2018. Below, you can find the broadcast and all result tables of the Italian round.

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QualifyingRace 1Race 2
Pos Driver Nat Team Time/Gap S1 S2 S3 Laps
1 Chris Shepherd STAX 01:31.886 31.008 30.546 30.332 10
2 Alari Algpeus + 0.008 31.044 30.407 30.443 6
3 Matthew Williams Cenobite + 0.106 31.043 30.552 30.397 9
4 Chris Butcher Red Arrow + 0.287 31.078 30.605 30.490 10
5 Matthew Beavis TR Motorsports + 0.348 31.224 30.628 30.382 8
6 Adrian Campfield STAX + 0.366 31.193 30.700 30.359 11
7 Cliff Van de Vin TTF + 0.383 31.124 30.516 30.629 9
8 Marcin Rybaczuk TR Motorsports + 0.516 31.210 30.640 30.552 8
9 David Jundt Red Arrow + 0.624 31.259 30.692 30.559 11
10 Harry Graham Downforce + 0.627 31.102 30.798 30.612 9
11 Craig Patteson McKinlay + 0.631 31.170 30.782 30.565 10
12 Matthias Muuss McKinlay + 0.660 31.176 30.701 30.669 9
13 Mateusz Dabrowski WSL + 0.719 31.063 30.723 30.819 9
14 Thomas Andriamiharisoa Royal Blue + 0.808 31.209 30.902 30.584 9
15 Wesley Stefano MDR + 0.819 31.092 30.897 30.716 10
16 Daniel Benefield MDR + 0.832 31.167 30.765 30.786 9
17 Barry Arends GPVWC Academy + 1.004 31.201 31.129 30.560 8
18 Lazaros Filippakos Cenobite + 1.005 31.361 30.905 30.625 9
19 Rauno Muru TTF + 1.008 31.370 30.809 30.715 9
20 Dylan Scrivens Torrent + 1.048 31.407 30.745 30.781 10
21 James Early Royal Blue + 1.156 31.341 31.053 30.649 7
22 Daniele Brambilla CM-Tech + 1.231 31.366 30.888 30.863 9
23 Tom Lombaerts Idos + 1.418 31.352 31.191 30.761 8
24 Ross Woodford Shift Gear + 1.967 31.192 31.626 31.035 9
25 Kevin Peters Torrent + 3.524 32.042 31.376 31.992 7
26 Jan Polak Idos + 9.303 33.532 34.639 33.017 7
Pos Driver Nat Team Laps Time/Gap Pits Grid Diff Points
1 Chris Shepherd STAX 13 20:07.221 0 1 +0

25
2 Matthew Williams Cenobite 13 + 2.842 0 3 +1

20
3 Cliff Van de Vin TTF 13 + 13.100 0 7 +4

16
4 Adrian Campfield STAX 13 + 14.011 0 6 +2

13
5 Chris Butcher Red Arrow 13 + 16.662 0 4 -1

11
6 Marcin Rybaczuk TR Motorsports 13 + 18.402 0 8 +2

10
7 Dylan Scrivens Torrent 13 + 20.041 0 20 +13

9
8 Ross Woodford Shift Gear 13 + 21.160 0 24 +16

8
9 Craig Patteson McKinlay 13 + 23.374 0 11 +2

7
10 Matthew Beavis TR Motorsports 13 + 30.322 0 5 -5

6
11 Thomas Andriamiharisoa Royal Blue 13 + 32.488 0 14 +3

5
12 Alari Algpeus 13 + 33.099 0 2 -10

4
13 James Early Royal Blue 13 + 33.404 0 21 +8

3
14 Tom Lombaerts Idos 13 + 34.692 0 23 +9

2
15 Dan Kell Apex PFX 13 + 37.906 0 28 +13

1
16 Rauno Muru TTF 13 + 38.362 0 19 +3

0
17 Harry Graham Downforce 13 + 45.232 0 10 -7

0
18 David Jundt Red Arrow 13 + 45.965 0 9 -9

0
19 Sandeep Chodha CM-Tech 13 + 50.133 0 29 +10

0
20 Daniele Brambilla CM-Tech 7 DNF 0 22 +2

0
21 Tom Davison Downforce 7 DNF 0 27 +6

0
22 Jan Polak Idos 5 DNF 3 26 +4

0
23 Kevin Peters Torrent 2 DNF 0 25 +2

0
24 Mateusz Dabrowski WSL 2 DNF 0 13 -11

0
25 Lazaros Filippakos Cenobite 2 DNF 2 18 -7

0
26 Matthias Muuss McKinlay 0 DNF 0 12 -14

0
27 Wesley Stefano MDR 0 DNF 0 15 -12

0
28 Barry Arends GPVWC Academy 0 DNF 0 17 -11

0
29 Daniel Benefield MDR 0 DNF 0 16 -13

0

Italics indicate Fastest Laps

Pos Driver Nat Team Laps Time/Gap Pits Grid Diff Points
1 Matthew Beavis TR Motorsports 13 20:15.687 0 1 +0

25
2 Chris Shepherd STAX 13 + 1.769 0 10 +8

20
3 Alari Algpeus 13 + 2.137 0 12 +9

16
4 Matthew Williams Cenobite 13 + 2.873 0 9 +5

13
5 Dylan Scrivens Torrent 13 + 7.560 0 4 -1

11
6 Craig Patteson McKinlay 13 + 11.843 0 2 -4

10
7 Marcin Rybaczuk TR Motorsports 13 + 12.448 0 5 -2

9
8 Cliff Van de Vin TTF 13 + 16.989 0 8 +0

8
9 Harry Graham Downforce 13 + 18.779 0 17 +8

7
10 James Early Royal Blue 13 + 19.034 0 13 +3

6
11 Chris Butcher Red Arrow 13 + 21.477 0 6 -5

5
12 Sandeep Chodha CM-Tech 13 + 23.533 0 19 +7

4
13 Ross Woodford Shift Gear 13 + 23.972 0 3 -10

3
14 David Jundt Red Arrow 13 + 24.295 0 18 +4

2
15 Matthias Muuss McKinlay 13 + 25.138 0 24 +9

1
16 Wesley Stefano MDR 13 + 35.126 0 25 +9

0
17 Thomas Andriamiharisoa Royal Blue 13 + 37.023 0 11 -6

0
18 Dan Kell Apex PFX 13 + 38.420 0 15 -3

0
19 Lazaros Filippakos Cenobite 13 + 44.406 0 23 +4

0
20 Tom Lombaerts Idos 13 + 63.608 1 14 -6

0
21 Barry Arends GPVWC Academy 12 +1 laps 1 26 +5

0
22 Tom Davison Downforce 9 DNF 0 21 -1

0
23 Daniel Benefield MDR 4 DNF 1 27 +4

0
24 Daniele Brambilla CM-Tech 3 DNF 0 20 -4

0
25 Adrian Campfield STAX 3 DNF 0 7 -18

0
26 Kevin Peters Torrent 2 DNF 0 22 -4

0
27 Rauno Muru TTF 0 DNF 0 16 -11

0

Italics indicate Fastest Laps

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