Spielberg RST: Rueda beats Schiller to lead Marc VDS 1-2
Fran Rueda ended Fabian Schiller's three-race winning streak with a well-judged overtake on the German in the Renault Sport Trophy's Amateur race at Spielberg.
With both Marc VDS cars starting from the front row, pole-sitter Schiller had a better start but Rueda put pressure on the German from the get go.
Rueda made his move on Lap 9 at Schlossgold and then led the rest of the race, which saw the safety car come out.
The race was neutralised as a result of contact between Jelle Beelen and Miguel Ramos.
Starting third, Ramos dropped back to fifth only to quickly retake position from fourth-placed Fredrik Blomstedt.
He also put Beelen under pressure, the duo going side-by-side and making contact at Rauch, which resulted in both retiring in the pits.
Andres Mendez inherited third as a result and kept the position on the restart to celebrate his second podium finish in four races.
Max Braams, who sent Blomstedt into a spin earlier in the race while running fifth, took advantage of Ben Anderson running slightly wide at the final turn and stole fourth.
Anderson crossed the line fifth but received a 10-second time penalty for track limits and fell outside the top 10.
High Class Racing's Dennis Andersen secured fifth as a result, followed by Blomstedt and Davide Roda.
The top 10 was completed by Jeroen Schothorst, Christophe Hamon and Carmen Jorda, who recovered from having to pit because of a black and orange flag.
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