The first night race of this Abu Dhabi race weekend started at 18:44. Niko Kari had to start from the 14th position and Dorian Boccolacci from the 17th position.
The start of the race started with a big accident. Latifi stalled his car while Maini couldn’t avoid him and crashed into him. Dorian had a good start and gained seven positions (P10) while Niko Kari had to avoid the chaos more at the start what resulted in some loss of positions.
Straight after the Safety car went in Niko Kari came in for his official first pitstop. Two laps later Dorian Boccolacci came in for his pitstop while he was driving on the 8th position, but the crew lost time during his pitstop.
Niko Kari had a little moment at the exit of the second last corner halfway the race. He lost the control of his car on the big “banana” kerb, but he could continue his race on the 17th position. Boccolacci was running 15th at that moment.
The last few drivers did their pitstop with six laps to go. Dorian was 12th at that moment and Niko 15th. Both drivers kept their position till the chequered flag.
P12 Dorian Boccolacci
P15 Niko Kari