Valencia GP3: Robert Visoiu takes first win in race two
|By Charles Bradley||Sunday, June 16th 2013, 13:43 GMT|
Robert Visoiu took his maiden GP3 win in race two at Valencia on Sunday, leading the reversed-grid race from start to finish.
MW Arden racer Visoiu had Barcelona race two victor Aaro Vainio for company in the early laps, but he extended his lead to over a second by lap four. From there he pulled away inexorably, winning by 7.7s.
Vainio (Koiranen) slipped back into the clutches of Carlos Sainz Jr in the closing stages, who had been rudely shoved grasswards by the Finn off the startline.
Sainz also had to pass Tio Ellinas, who started third, to grab the last spot on the podium.
Behind fourth-placed Ellinas was Daniil Kvyat, while Kevin Korjus just held off race one runner-up Facu Regalia for sixth, despite Regalia lunging past him at Turn 1 with a couple of laps to go.
Regalia ran out of road, but just held off Conor Daly and a charging Nick Yelloly for seventh.
Results - 18 laps: Pos Driver Team Time/Gap 1. Robert Visoiu MW Arden 25m50.517s 2. Aaro Vainio Koiranen +7.784s 3. Carlos Sainz Jr MW Arden +7.920s 4. Tio Ellinas Manor +8.572s 5. Daniil Kvyat MW Arden +9.017s 6. Kevin Korjus Koiranen +23.961s 7. Facu Regalia ART +24.472s 8. Conor Daly ART +24.768s 9. Nick Yelloly Carlin +25.164s 10. Dino Zamparelli Manor +26.566s 11. Alex Fontana Jenzer +26.719s 12. Jack Harvey ART +27.648s 13. Giovanni Venturini Trident +27.779s 14. Emanuele Zonzini Trident +28.116s 15. Patrick Kujala Koiranen +35.495s 16. Jimmy Eriksson Status +36.183s 17. Lewis Williamson Bamboo +38.816s 18. Josh Webster Status +38.982s 19. Samin Gomez Jenzer +39.244s 20. Ryan Cullen Manor +50.937s 21. Carmen Jorda Bamboo +55.029s 22. Luis Sa Silva Carlin -1 lap Retirements: Melville Mckee Bamboo 10 laps Patric Niederhauser Jenzer 9 laps Eric Lichtenstein Carlin 1 lap David Fumanelli Trident 0 laps Adderly Fong Status 0 laps