Paul Aron completed a magnificent performance during the third round of the European Junior Championship at the German Ampfing circuit. He returned to winning form and regained the lead in the provisional standings in a very favourable position for the conquest of the title. Team RFM's performance was excellent in Germany, both in OK and OK-Junior, but not all drivers from the British team had the same success in the event.
The two OK drivers made very convincing progress at the European level during the Ampfing weekend. Zane Maloney returned from 9th to 4th place and was 3rd on the podium in the Final by setting the second fastest lap of the race. After setting the third fastest time, Harry Thompson put in good performances in the heats. He was looking at starting in to at least the top three, but the last heat was less favourable to him. He finished nevertheless in 4th place in the Final. Thanks to their good results, Zane and Harry moved up to 6th and 7th positions in the Championship respectively.
Paul Aron started the Ampfing race with pole position in front of Kai Askey. The Estonian regained all his confidence in the last two heats where he won and continued his momentum in the Final: the leader from the beginning to the end of the race, he was the fastest on the track and won with a comfortable lead. He is again in the lead of the Championship with a very interesting score. Kai Askey shone in his first four heats and finished the 22 laps of the Final in the top five, which allowed him to maintain his 4th place in the standings. Zak O'Sullivan was 6th in the heats despite a loose spoiler, but was 16th after the application of his Sarno penalty. He battled bravely to return to 7th place.
Conrad Laursen managed to qualify for the Final thanks to his first two good heats, but retired after just three laps on Sunday afternoon. Thomas Ten Brinke had started to recover from a disappointing Qualifying, but he lost time in two of his heats and missed out on qualifying. Finally, Matthew Rees has encountered too many setbacks to hope to compete in the Final this time.
After this conclusive test in terms of performance, RFM will return to Italy to compete in the WSK Open Cup in Lonato. The conclusion of the European Championship will take place at the beginning of August on the circuit of Essay (FRA) where the team previously achieved a historic double, with Lando Norris in KF and Enaam Ahmed in KF-Junior during the 2014 World Championship.
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