Photo: Auto GP
Japanese racer Kimiya Sato?increased his lead in the Auto GP championship as he ran away with his fourth win of the season in an eventful race at the Nurburgring.
As the second race follows a reverse-grid format, Roberto La Rocca started from pole, with Robert Visoiu alongside on he front row.
The start saw La Rocca keep the lead, while Visoiu outbraked himself into turn one, leading to a collision with Tamas Pal Kiss. The incident involved Narain Karthikeyan and Kevin Giovesi as well, sending the drivers four to the back of the field.
After coming out on top in several wheel-to-wheel scraps, it was Sato who collected the very important race victory, establishing an eight-second gap by the end of the race. Vittorio Ghirelli took another second place – his fifth such result this year. In third, Daniel de Jong achieved his second podium this year.
Despite leading the race during the early stages,?Sergio Campana ended up in fourth, with Karthikeyan and Kiss salvaging as many points as they could in fifth and sixth respectively.
The duo of newcomers – La Rocca and Michela Cerruti?– were seventh and eighth. The top ten was rounded out by Andrea Roda and Kevin Giovesi, who lost many positions with a slow pit stop.
|1||Kimiya Sato||Euronova Racing||31:43.113|
|2||Vittorio Ghirelli||Super Nova International||+8.585|
|3||Daniel de Jong||Manor MP Motorsport||+9.449|
|4||Sergio Campana||Ibiza Racing Team||+13.450|
|5||Narain Karthikeyan||Super Nova International||+17.490|
|6||Tamas Pal Kiss||Ibiza Racing Team||+20.326|
|7||Roberto La Rocca||Virtuosi UK||+21.578|
|9||Andrea Roda||Virtuosi UK||+23.100|
|10||Kevin Giovesi||Ghinzazni Motorsport||+40.190|
|11||Michele La Rosa||MLR71||+49.063|
|12||Robert Visoiu||Ghinzazni Motorsport||+57.055|
|13||Max Snegirev||Virtuosi UK||+1:06.482|
|Yoshitaka Kuroda||Euronova Racing||+23 Laps|