Hungarian veteran Rudolf Mihaldinecz overcame a fierce challenge from Britain’s Ben Jelf to win the first of 2 F4-s races in Amaravati, India this weekend.
Mihaldinecz held his line through the opening turns of the race and headed Jelf by 1.78 seconds.
The processional field held station through one-quarter distance, but Jelf (below) hit the front on lap six and began to pull away.
Max Stilz (below) broke down on the course on lap 12 and the race was then run under yellow while the German’s boat was being recovered.
When the flag went green again, Jelf’s re-start wasn’t ideal and Mihaldinecz used his vast racing experience to retake the lead.
Britain’s Sam Whittle (below) took a creditable third after battling with Victory Team’s Ahmad Al Fahim and getting the better of him.
Team Abu Dhabi’s Mohammed Al-Mehairbi (below) continued his push for the F4-s Trophy title.
The Emirati finished in fifth position to move in front of Stilz with five races remaining.