Fukuzumi triumphs in the GP3 Series season-opener
The 2017 GP3 Series season kicked-off at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya with a victory of the Japanese driver Nirei Fukuzumi what is his maiden victory in the series.
Jack Aitken for the first time in his GP3 Series career started from pole position but immediately lost it to his teammate Fukuzumi. The two drivers of ART Grand Prix battled hard but on lap 15 Aitken had some issues with his car and retired from the race.
Fukuzumi was comfortable as he had a huge advantage to Arden International’s driver Leonardo Pulcini with six laps to go. Alessio Lorandi of Jenzer Motorsport was close to his compatriot but at the end he must be happy with the 3rd position and his maiden podium finish.
The sprint race is scheduled for Sunday, 09:25 CET.