Egor Orudzhev gave everyone a timely reminder of his ability this afternoon in Aragon by demolishing the field in the first race of the weekend.
Orudzhev took advantage of yet another disappointing start from Pietro Fittipaldi to bring home a one-two for the AVF squad, with Matevos Isaakyan making a late charge and passing Roy Nissany to claim second. Fittipaldi was out on lap one after colliding with Konstantin Tereschenko, and was yet again punished for failing to get away cleanly off the line. His seventh pole of the season was wasted.
Elsewhere Alfonso Celis kept up his recent good form to take third, in front of the faded Nissany, who barely managed to hold off Rene Binder, who kept his title advantage at eleven points clear of Fittipaldi.
Race two is on Sunday and with the pack being ever closer in the standings, it could well be a pivotal moment in the title battle.