Supernova’s Narain Karthikeyan took his fourth victory of the Auto GP season with a stellar drive in race two at Donington.
The Indian faced an uphill battle after starting the reverse-grid race in P7, but an early stop strategy allowed him to run quick laps in clean air.
As most of the frontrunners, including reverse-grid poleman Meindert van Buuren who led the majority of the race, opted for a late stop, Karthikeyan was able to get the undercut on all of them, inheriting the lead after the final mandatory pit stops.
His main rival – Manor MP’s van Buuren – rejoined in second and cruised to a maiden podium, keeping Ghinzani’s Kevin Giovesi at bay.
Championship leader Vittorio Ghirelli drove a conservative race on his way to fourth, finishing right ahead of championship rivals Kimiya Sato and Sergio Campana.
Roberto La Rocca beat Tamas Pal Kiss to seventh with a late stop, while Yoshitaka Kuroda and Max Snegirev completed the top ten.
Ghirelli will come into the final round at Brno with an 11-point lead over Sato, with Campana and Karthikeyan 17 and 21 points off the lead respectively.
|1||Narain Karthikeyan||Supernova International||21 laps in 28:00.985|
|2||Meindert van Buuren||Manor MP Motorsport||+13.684|
|3||Kevin Giovesi||Ghinzani Motorsport||+14.114|
|4||Vittorio Ghirelli||Supernova International||+15.874|
|5||Kimiya Sato||Euronova Racing||+18.054|
|6||Sergio Campana||Ibiza Racing Team||+21.626|
|7||Roberto La Rocca||Comtec by Virtuosi||+22.864|
|8||Tamas Pal Kiss||Ibiza Racing Team||+24.076|
|9||Yoshitaka Kuroda||Euronova Racing||+43.475|
|10||Maxim Snegirev||Virtuosi UK||+45.113|
|11||Robert Visoiu||Ghinzani Motorsport||+45.396|
|12||Andrea Roda||Virtuosi UK||+46.144|
|13||Daniel de Jong||Manor MP Motorsport||+46.523|
|14||Michele La Rosa||MLR 71||+57.252|