It is true that the Regional Formula games are not the most spectacular in the world. But this race 2 of the penultimate round of this Asian F3 will silence some detractors. As he rushed to victory after taking pole, Indian Kush Maini (Mumbai Falcons) opened the door for Patrik Pasma (Evans GP) and was dropped ten minutes from time.
After signing his first podium on Friday, the Finnish Pasma took the opportunity to sign his first victory of the winter. He beat Guanyu Zhou (Abu Dhabi Racing Team) and Pierre-Louis Chovet (Pinnacle Motorsport). The two men took advantage of a clash between Roy Nissany (Hitech), author of a superb start to the race, and Kush Maini (Mumbai Falcons), during which the Israeli harpooned the Indian.
Before that, PLC, who started 4th, had once again managed to get the better of Zhou at the start, in the same way that he put him to sleep the day before in Race 1 to take the lead of the race and win it. But the Chinese responded this time by diving inside a few turns later.
The big loser of the day in the championship is called Jehan Daruvala, definitely more at ease in Abu Dhabi than in Dubai. Victim of a collision, the Indian found himself at the back of the grid before climbing to 12th position. But he does not score any points and is now 21 points behind Zhou and especially 40 over the French Pierre-Louis Chovet, comfortably installed at the head of the championship.