Daniel Miranda and Eshan Pieris worked through the two practice sessions before qualifying fifth and seventh respectively for the first race. Pieris made a great start to gain three positions and then found himself in a close battle with Antolin Gonzalez for the remainder of the race. Pieris took the chequered flag fourth, just 0.3s adrift of the podium position after another strong showing.
Miranda meanwhile hadn’t made the best of starts, maintaining fifth position and that was the position he finished the race, a second behind teammate Pieris.
Sunday’s second race saw Miranda and Pieris line up sixth and seventh. This time it was Miranda who took advantage at the start to run fourth on the first lap just ahead of Pieris who had new tyres for this race.
Pieris worked his way past his teammate on lap four before closing in on the battle for third ahead. A Safety Car period then intervened briefly halting his progress. At the restart, Pieris resumed his battle with Luo Kai Lou, taking third position on lap ten with a brilliant pass at turn 15. Pieris took the flag in third with Miranda fifth, the first of those not running new tyres in the race.
“It’s very satisfying to get another podium position,” stated Team Principal Mark Goddard. “Both drivers had a good event, demonstrating their improvement over the season. They are the least experienced drivers on the grid and they are showing good race-craft and speed. Now we look forward to the season finale.”