Aron “disappointed” After Losing Imola Race win on Final Lap

Aron “disappointed” After Losing Imola Race win on Final Lap


Paul Aron suffered a disappointing finish to Imola’s Sprint Race, after losing the race win on the final lap. 

The Estonian driver took the race lead at the first corner, neatly going around the outside of team mate Amaury Cordeel in the Tamburello chicane, but would later be demoted to P2 on the very last lap at that same corner. 

Aron said: “I’m disappointed, it’s the worst feeling you can have to lose the lead on the last lap, we were struggling for pace from the beginning.

“I had to play my race really smart, I let him get close to me and tried to pull away in Sector 3 – it worked most of the race, but if I managed to keep him behind those 19 laps then I should’ve also done it in the final lap.”

The Hitech driver avoided the opening lap chaos which saw five drivers retire from the race, and looked at points to be holding the lead comfortably with the rest of the field struggling to make any overtaking moves.

During the closing stages of the race, Franco Colapinto got within DRS range of Aron, who lost traction on the exit of the final turn, giving Colapinto the chance to make a move going onto the final lap.

The Argentine driver went around the outside into Tamburello, putting his car in front, and then pushing Aron wide on the exit.

Aron said: “I don’t want to take anything away from Franco, it’s his first win and he deserves it, but it wasn’t the cleanest move in my opinion, but I haven’t seen it back yet, and if the stewards decided it was fine then it must have been.”

The Estonian will start the Feature Race in P8, and will hope to be on the offensive as he looks to defend his second place in the championship, and close in on leader Zane Maloney.

He said: “The season is still long, but you always want the win. There’s always been something missing each weekend, but always a different thing – we haven’t nailed it yet but it will come at some point.”

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