Hauger claimed pole on Friday by just 0.006s ahead of Trident’s Jack Doohan and ran out an easy winner in Sunday’s feature race.

The Norweigan made a sluggish start from pole as the leading group went four-wide into Turn 1 on the opening lap.

Matteo Nannini made the best start from fourth on the grid but wisely backed out into Turn 1 to avoid another incident at the opening sequence of corners.

Hauger was the last of the late breakers into Turn 1 on the opening lap, maintaining the lead and controlling the race from that moment onwards.

The Prema driver was able to break the one-second DRS window to the group behind when Victor Martins ran wide at the penultimate corner, briefly being beached on the orange sausage kerb.

As Hauger ran away at the front, Doohan recovered to second place, having to overtake Martins for third on Lap 9 and Nannini three laps later, also into Turn 1.

Nannini had enough pace to maintain third and score his first podium of the season behind Hauger and Doohan.

Olli Caldwell added more points to his name with a strong drive to fourth.

Caldwell won the second sprint race on Saturday after benefitting from a number of race-leading collisions.

The Prema driver overtook Martins in the closing laps for fourth, who struggled for pace as the race progressed.

Martins maintained fifth ahead of Clement Novalak, who managed to get ahead of Logan Sargeant after his mistake at the final corner where he ran into the gravel, thus surrendering another position to Frederik Vesti on the penultimate lap.

Sargeant appeared to run out of tyres on the final lap, dropping to ninth as Caio Collet overtook him.

Roman Stanek rounded out the top ten for Hitech Grand Prix.

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