Marta García moves one step closer to the Series win after a Race 2 victory at Circuit Paul Ricard. The PREMA Racing driver showed once more what a perfect start can do for you at the French track as she overtook Carrie Schreiner and moved up into P2 early on Lap 1.

The race was then almost immediately neutralised after Lola Lovinfosse, fresh from her P3 in Race 1 the French driver stopped on track with an issue and was forced to retire. The Safety Car was deployed and gave García a great opportunity to move into P1 on the restart.

The Spaniard grasped her chance and fired past Amna Al Qubaisi on the straight before quickly extending her lead to 1.1 seconds.

The Emirati driver wouldn’t be able to hold onto P2 for long either as title chaser Léna Bühler was soon in her rearview mirror and dived down the inside on the last corner, before setting her sights on García.

Further down the field, MP Motorsport’s Hamda Al Qubaisi, García’s nearest challenger in the race for the trophy, navigated her way up to P4 to secure some valuable points in not only her chase for the title, but MP Motorsport’s position in the Teams’ Standings.

García continued to extend her lead out the front and would eventually finish four seconds clear of Bühler, who was not able to find the pace to catch up to the PREMA driver as she powered away. The Spaniard would also finish with the fastest lap of the race with a 1:27.015. A. Al Qubaisi would eventually have to settle for P3.

Meanwhile, there were also points for Rodin Carlin duo Abbi Pulling and Jessica Edgar who both made small gains throughout the race.

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Race Winner, Marta García

“I had a really good start - I made one overtake at the start and then overtook Amna after the safety car. It was really good, I had really good pace, I improved my Sector 1. For Race 3 now we have to push. I am starting from P4 so the target is at least a podium.”

As It Stands

García extends her lead at the top of the standings to 40 points over H. Al Qubaisi as she puts one hand on the trophy. H. Al Qubaisi’s fourth place finish however means that the title will go to Austin.

What’s Next

Race 3 starts at 16:15 where Bühler will be looking to take home her first win of Round 6 in the final race.