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Marinescu claims second F2 win of 2012 with lights-to-flag run at Brands Hatch

Mihai Marinescu wins at Brands HatchPolesitter Mihai Marinescu took his second win of the season with victory in the second Formula 2 race at Brands Hatch.

After making a great getaway the Romanian led all the way from Swiss Christopher Zanella. Brit Dino Zamparelli completed the podium with his first F2 top-three finish.

Race one winner Kevin Mirocha finished in fourth after another great start. Markus Pommer finished fifth, inheriting the place when 15-year-old Matheo Tuscher ended his race in the crash barriers at Paddock Hill Bend, bringing out the safety car as a result.

Championship leader Luciano Bacheta gained two places from his disappointing starting spot to finish sixth. Zanella has retaken second in points following Tuscher's retirement.

In a race of little incident, Plamen Kralev had a sizeable shunt at Hawthorns as he battled with birthday boy Hector Hurst. Max Snegirev went out in similar fashion during the closing stages.

Results - 28 laps:

Pos  Driver                 Time/Gap
 1.  Mihai Marinescu      37m49.862s
 2.  Christopher Zanella    + 3.887s
 3.  Dino Zamparelli       + 14.327s
 4.  Kevin Mirocha         + 15.201s
 5.  Markus Pommer         + 16.009s
 6.  Luciano Bacheta       + 17.181s
 7.  Alex Fontana          + 17.515s
 8.  Daniel McKenzie       + 19.306s
 9.  Axcil Jefferies       + 20.996s
10.  Kourosh Khani         + 21.872s
11.  Mauro Calamia         + 31.223s
12.  Hector Hurst          + 31.661s
13.  David Zhu             + 35.741s
14.  Max Snegirev           + 4 laps

Retirements:

     Matheo Tuscher          10 laps
     Plamen Kralev            4 laps

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