Kimiya Sato took his third Auto GP win of the season and his second of the weekend as he rounded off a near perfect weekend with Euronova Racing.
Starting 8th, the Japanese racer utilised strategy and a stellar pace to climb the order and win by 7.2s ahead of returning champion Vittoria Ghirelli (Super Nova)
Meanwhile Sam Dejonghe hung on to claim his first podium for Virtuosi, several seconds ahead of the battling Kevin Giovesi (Eutotech) and Andrea Roda (Virtuosi).
Marcus Pommer edged out Tamas P’al Kiss to take 6th, leaving the latter disappointed at what is effectively his “home race”. Loris Spinelli took a lonely 8th position, finishing well ahead of the battling Michele La Rosa (9th) and Michela Cerruti. Yoshitaka Kuroda came home 11th and was the sole non-points scorer following the retirement of Giuseppe Cipriani after nine laps.
Sato now goes into the next round at Monza (at the end of this month) with 114 points; some 39 points clear of the next driver P’al Kiss; however there are no signs at this point of Sato giving up his advantage any time soon.
2014 Auto GP World Series (Rd 3, Race 2, 18 laps) Pos Driver Team/Car Time/Gap 1. Kimiya Sato Euronova 29m41.627s 2. Vittorio Ghirelli Super Nova +7.220s 3. Sam Dejonghe Virtuosi +10.668s 4. Kevin Giovesi Eurotech +14.546s 5. Andrea Roda Virtuosi +15.129s 6. Markus Pommer Super Nova +21.235s 7. Tamas Pal Kiss Zele +21.511s 8. Loris Spinelli Eurotech +34.861s 9. Michele La Rosa MLR 71/Euronova +38.489s 10. Michela Cerruti Super Nova +39.275s 11. Yoshitaka Kuroda Zele +59.009s Retirements: Giuseppe Cipriani Ibiza +10 laps
2014 Auto GP World Series (Rd 3) Pos Driver Pts 1. Kimiya Sato 114 2. Tamas P'al Kiss 75 3. Markus Pommer 65 4. Kevin Giovesi 58 5. Andrea Roda 53