Pilot SMP Racing Egor Orudzhev twice rose to the podium in Le Mans
Pilots SMP Racing Egor Orudzhev and Nikita Zlobin held a round of Formula Renault 3.5, which was held this weekend on the ring in a French Bugatti Le Mans. In the Saturday race weekend Orujov won a second step of the podium in Sunday's race was the winner. Zlobin, debuting this weekend in the series, showed good progress and finished 17th and 15th respectively.In the Saturday race, Orudzhev has started well, tried in turn to become the leader, but Rowland "closed" and kept the first place. After a few laps Egor caught up with Matthew Vaxivire and overtook, cut the Chicane. The Frenchman was not punished and he began to chase the leader. In one of the turns Matthew made contact with Rowland and damaged the wing. This fight took Egor, caught up with Vassiviere a few laps and attacked the Frenchman, but Matthew, defending, several times again cut the Chicane, which ultimately led to his penalization for 10 seconds. As a result, the Orudzhev finished second.On Sunday, a great start allowed Egor Orudzhev to break from fifth to third position, and the correct strategy team, flawlessly carried out mandatory pit stop in the middle of the race and a good speed then brought the Russians and the leaders of the race. The main rival Orujov, as in Saturday, was the Frenchman Mathieu Vaxivire. Breaking away from the peloton for about eight seconds, the pilots gave the audience a lot of poignant moments Vaxivire and then attacked Orujov, to which the latter answered by tough defence. The advantage of French riders, more recent tires, did not help him to overcome the resistance of the Russians, although fighting continued until the last turn of the final lap."Turned out to be a great weekend, - says Egor Orudzhev. - Honestly, today I didn't expect to win, but a great start and then a good pit stop put me in the lead. Matthew, of course, was very fast and almost immediately caught me, and I already started to "run out" rubber, but it didn't work out until the last turn I repelled all attacks".Pilot SMP Racing Nikita Zlobin, who debuted in the series at this stage demonstrated good progress during the weekend. On Saturday the Russians had a problem with the car. In Sunday's race Nikita managed to win back two positions, and then joined the fight with the most experienced casamena by the Malaysian Jaafar. During the second half of the race Nikita literally "sat on the tail" of the opponent, but difficult to overtake the Bugatti circuit does not allow the Russian pilot to show the best results.I first got behind the wheel of this machine and is fairly well progressed during the weekend - said Nikita Zlobin. In the beginning there were problems with the machine, she's been acting strangely in the corners, even in comparison with a partner, but in the end figured out. In Jerez I will continue and hope that the result will be much better""Great stage for our drivers in this championship, - said sports Director of the youth program SMP Racing Peter Aleshin. - Nikita Zlobin, who debuted as the weekend progressed with each trip to the track. On Sunday, he took part in the qualification almost the same time as his team-mate, losing only 0.02 seconds, but also had a good Sunday race.Egor Orudzhev had a great race both stages. Bright win today and second place yesterday, I want to say that this is a super result for a freshman series. Besides, this is the second victory for Egor in this season".The final stage of this season World Series by Renault is traditionally held in Spain, at the Circuito de Jerez on October 17-18.