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Sylvest secures maiden German F3 win in race two at Nurburgring

by Valentin Khorounzhiy
Photo: S?ren Herweg / ATS Formel 3 Cup

Photo: S?ren Herweg / ATS Formel 3 Cup

JBR Motorsport & Engineering driver Nicolai Sylvest became the fifth race-winner of the 2014 German F3 season, triumphing in the reverse-grid race two at the Nurburgring.

In another race heavy on drive-through penalties, the Dane again remained in the clear with the stewards and benefited, moving up from sixth on the grid to first by lap six.

Sylvest then had to hold off Motopark’s Nabil Jeffri for another nine laps, but managed to do so, picking up his and his team’s first victory in the category.

Jeffri stayed within a second of Sylvest for the second half of the race and eventually finished just 0.7s short of first place.

Sam MacLeod and Indy Dontje, who came together in race one, fought their way up from the back of the pack to finish third and fourth respectively within four seconds of the winner.

Reverse-grid poleman Nikita Zlobin briefly led the race on lap five but ran wide and eventually had to settle for fifth, finishing two seconds ahead of his ADM newcomer squadmate Kang Ling.

Championship leader Markus Pommer took seventh, while Van Amersfoort Racing’s Weiron Tan recovered from his respective penalty to round out the points-scoring top eight.

Race results
Pos. Driver Team Time/Gap
1 Nicolai Sylvest JBR Motorsport & Engineering 15 laps in 21:13.100
2 Nabil Jeffri Motopark +0.737
3 Sam MacLeod Van Amersfoort Racing +2.472
4 Indy Dontje Lotus +3.224
5 Nikita Zlobin SMP Racing by ADM +10.727
6 Kang Ling ADM Motorsport +12.962
7 Markus Pommer Lotus +17.509
8 Weiron Tan Van Amersfoort Racing +25.351
9 Maximilian Hackl Amkon Motorsport +30.423
10 Andres Mendez Lotus +48.635
11 Thomas Amweg Jo Zeller Racing +55.383
12 Luca Iannaccone Franz Woss Racing +1 lap