Decision time at Donington. With two races to go the fight for the championship is as close as it can get with only two points between Robin Verdegaal and rookie surprise Martin de Graaf. The narrow winding track of Donington is a place where the championship can easily be lost. The first blow was for Verdegaal, who managed to outqualify van den Brink. De Graaf took third in front of Vanhee. Michalewski was going to have a hard time defending his 3rd place in the championship, having to start fromt 10th on the grid.
The first part of the race resembled Spa, Verdegaal and van den Brink lead the race, de Graaf followed. SFH driver Offermans had to start from 15th place this race and found himself in the middle of the action. Making the most of his strategy, he managed to drive into the top ten at the finish.
Decreasing grip and balance in Verdegaal’s Porsche lead to a mistake in Coppice corner. Van den Brink didn’t hesitate to take the lead. De Graaf once more chose not to change tires, which gave him second place after Verdegaal’s pitstop. But not for long. In a side-by-side-thriller from the front straight all the way down to the Old Hairpin, Verdegaal reclaimed his position and went on to drive fastest lap of the race, securing valuable championship points. De Graaf wasn’t able to fight off Vanhee on his worn tires, and had to settle for 4th place.
After this race Verdegaal extended his lead by 14 points. With one race to go however, de Graaf still hasn’t lost his championship chances.