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F3: Tsolov takes first series victory with Monte Carlo Sprint win

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MONTE-CARLO, MONACO - MAY 25: Race winner Nikola Tsolov of Bulgaria and ART Grand Prix (25)

ART Grand Prix’s Nikola Tsolov earned his first Formula 3 race win, victorious from reverse grid pole in the Monte Carlo Sprint Race on Saturday.

The Bulgarian driver launched into the lead at lights out, able to cover off those behind into Sainte Devote. MP Motorsport and Red Bull Junior Team driver Tim Tramnitz meanwhile passed ART’s Laurens van Hoepen to steal second position at the first corner.

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Proceedings were halted almost as quickly as they started following a five-car pile-up at the top of Casino Square, after PREMA Racing’s Arvid Lindblad collided with ART Grand Prix’s Christian Mansell to pitch both into the wall.

Their contact left several drivers behind with nowhere to go in avoidance, as AIX Racing’s Joshua Dufek, MP and McLaren Driver Development talent Alex Dunne and Hitech Pulse-Eight’s Cian Shields were caught up in the incident, although all were able to climb out unharmed.

After the cars were cleared, action resumed with a rolling start and Tsolov moved well ahead of the rest once again.

Tramnitz was left with Van Hoepen for company, joined closely by Noel Leon in the Van Amersfoort Racing car in fourth, while Rodin Motorsport rookie Joseph Loake trailed in P5 to the chequered flag.

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Mari Boya drove a quiet race to sixth for Campos Racing ahead of PREMA’s Dino Beganovic in seventh. Luke Browning was able to make up two places on the first lap to earn eighth position for Hitech, as Leonardo Fornaroli in the Trident and Campos’s Oliver Goethe rounded out the top 10.

For an in-depth report of the Formula 3 Sprint Race from Monte Carlo, visit the official website here.

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