Written by Juan Arroyo, Edited by Sean McKean
Christian Ho closed the gap to the points leader, Pedro Clerot, in a Campos-dominated weekend at Motorland Aragón.
Valerio Rinicella from MP Motorsport started the weekend strongly by topping Free Practice 1, with Christian Ho following closely behind. Ho continued his strong performance by claiming pole position in the first session, while teammate Matteo de Palo replicated the feat in Qualifying 2.
Ho converted his pole position into a win on-track in Race 1, but a two-second penalty for a track limits violation cost him the top spot. This penalty gave the win to his teammate and Red Bull junior, Enzo Deligny, his first win in Spanish F4 this year. Rinicella was the best performer for MP Motorsport, finishing fourth, but he lost the battle to de Palo for third place.
The comeback was on for Ho as he claimed a win in the Race 2. Deligny had a slow start off the line, and Naël attempted to overtake him, however, the long straight at Motorland meant that both Naël and Deligny caught up to Ho behind through the tow. Despite the pressure, the Campos driver was able to keep both opponents behind him until the checkered flag.
Naël’s form throughout the weekend only improved. The French driver secured his and Sainteloc's first win in Spanish F4 from the third position on the grid. Naël overtook Rinicella and polesitter de Palo on the opening lap, but the pair stayed close behind. While under attack, a safety car was deployed to retrieve Fefo Barrichello's stranded car. Enzo Deligny made late strides to reach the podium, overtaking Rinicella and de Palo in the final stages of the race to secure another second place.
Clerot's championship lead has been reduced to eight points, with Naël (74) and Ho (73) closely behind after a strong weekend from both drivers.
F4 Spain returns on June 24th in Navarra.