Nurburgring Auto GP: Tamas Pal Kiss wins, Kimiya Sato claims title
|By Richard Asher||Sunday, August 17th 2014, 15:31 GMT|
Tamas Pal Kiss won the second Auto GP race at the Nurburgring, but could not stop Kimiya Sato wrapping up the championship with one event still to come.
Kiss took the lead of the reverse-grid race at the first corner, despite starting fifth in his Virtuosi UK entry.
Sato's progress was slower after starting eighth, but he had worked his way up to third place by the end.
The bottom step of the podium was enough to give him the Euronova Racing driver the title.
Second was home driver Markus Pommer, who never quite had the speed to challenge Kiss, and had to fight off Sato at the end of the race.
Results - 23 laps: Pos Driver Team/Car Time/Gap 1. Tamas Pal Kiss Virtuosi UK 31m22.578s 2. Markus Pommer Super Nova +10.002s 3. Kimiya Sato Euronova +10.879s 4. Andrea Roda Virtuosi UK +21.324s 5. Michela Cerruti Super Nova +13.193s 6. Kevin Giovesi FMS +27.994s 7. Yoshitaka Kuroda Euronova +28.442s 8. Michele La Rosa MLR 71 by Euronova +42.057s 9. Giuseppe Cipriani Ibiza +1m09.572s 10. Francesco Dracone Super Nova +1m17.466s 11. Salvatore de Plano FMS -1 lap