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Morocco Auto GP: Markus Pommer charges to maiden series victory

Markus Pommer wins Marakech Auto GP race 2014

Former Formula 2 race winner Markus Pommer took victory in the reversed-grid Auto GP race in Marrakech.

Driving for reigning champion team Super Nova, the German started from pole position, after finishing eighth in Saturday's opening race of the season.

Pommer made no repeat of his poor race one getaway when his engine went into safety mode.

Despite the attentions of Andrea Roda on his inside, Pommer led into Turn 1 and once established in the lead quickly extended a 5.7-second lead over Roda's Virtuosi team-mate Sam Dejonghe inside four laps.

That advantage was transferred into a 23.6s margin of victory over race one winner Kimya Sato.

Tamas Pal Kiss recovered from two pitstops to charge up to third for Zele Racing.

Eurotech racer Kevin Giovesi was once again in the wars and retired after his car was rammed by Richard Gonda on lap five.

Dejonghe was passed for second by Sato just three laps from home.

After also losing out to Kiss, the Belgian was speared by a wayward Michele La Rosa at the final corner on the last lap.

The Virtuosi driver's misfortune promoted his team-mate Roda to fourth place, ahead of Michela Cerruti and La Rosa.

Results - 19 laps:

Pos  Driver             Team               Time/Gap
 1.  Markus Pommer      Super Nova     
 2.  Kimiya Sato        Euronova           +23.615s
 3.  Tamas Pal Kiss     Zele               +26.033s
 4.  Andrea Roda        Virtuosi UK        +30.411s
 5.  Michela Cerruti    Super Nova         +30.458s
 6.  Michele La rosa    MLR 71/Euronova    +30.646s
 7.  Giuseppe Cipriani  Ibiza              +56.410s
 8.  Sam Dejonghe       Virtuosi             +1 lap*
 9.  Francesco Dracone  Ibiza                +1 lap*  

* Not running at finish


     Kevin Giovesi      Eurotech             4 laps
     Richard Gonda      Virtuosi UK          4 laps
     Loris Spinelli     Eurotech             0 laps
     Sergio Campana     Zele                 0 laps
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