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Rowland wins on Pro Cup debut, then van Uitert wins from 16th

by Matt Beer
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Oliver Rowland came straight from a runner-up finish in Formula E’s Race at Home series to win on his The Race All-Star Series Powered by ROKiT Phones Pro Cup debut in Monaco.

In the reversed-grid follow-up, race one podium finisher Job van Uitert pulled off an extraordinary drive from 16th on the grid to victory.

Rowland squeezed in around half a dozen practice laps between his second place behind Pascal Wehrlein in FE’s New York City event and taking pole for the Monaco Pro Cup round half an hour later.

He led throughout, under increasing but ultimately fruitless pressure from Williams driver Agustin Canapino.

Van Uitert completed the podium in that race, with Canapino’s team-mate Yifei Ye fending off front row starter Tom Dillman and Sebastian Priaulx for fourth.

The reversed-grid system put van Uitert 16th on the grid for race two, but he ploughed through a series of multi-car crashes in the opening corners and swiftly found himself on the tail of the leaders.

BMW’s Beitske Visser led from pole early on, with Adam Christodoulou pushing her hard.

But by lap three van Uitert was right behind them both, steaming down the inside of Christodoulou into Mirabeau and then going down the outside of Visser into the harbourfront chicane to take the lead later that lap.

Job van Uitert Pro Cup Monaco

Christodoulou made it past Visser too as she lost momentum. Visser eventually slipped down to sixth, while Christodoulou spent the final laps battling ferociously with Bradley Smith, Dillmann and James Pull before narrowly securing second.

Rowland’s second race was less productive. He made it to the cusp of the top 10 at one stage but ended up only 17th.

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