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Vervisch wins race two for Liverpool

Frederic Vervisch wins at Ordos for LiverpoolLiverpool's Frederic Vervisch followed up his Algarve super final victory by winning the second race at Ordos in China on Sunday.

The Belgian's engine blew in race one, giving him a second-row starting spot on the reversed grid. He inherited the lead when early frontrunner Andy Soucek (Flamengo) spun away the top spot at the dusty chicane on lap five.

Once in front, Vervisch was never challenged and pulled well clear of the pack to win by 7.6 seconds.

The true star of the race was Max Wissel (FC Basel) who raced from 18th to second. He charged through the field in the early laps, and picked off positions one after the other. A swift pitstop also helped his cause, and he was able to hold a recovering Soucek at bay to the finish.

Race one winner Ben Hanley (Olympiacos) was also flying again, and his final passing move, on the returning reigning champion Adrian Valles (Sporting Lisbon), on the penultimate lap gave him fourth place.

Of the title contenders, AC Milan's Yelmer Buurman was seventh, Davide Rigon finished eighth for Anderlecht and Craig Dolby was 10th for Tottenham after a costly spin while battling with Valles.

Pos  Driver             Team                      Time/Gap
 1.  Frederic Vervisch  Liverpool FC            45m12.859s
 2.  Max Wissel         FC Basel                  + 7.625s
 3.  Andy Soucek        Flamengo                  + 9.437s
 4.  Ben Hanley         Olympiacos               + 18.910s
 5.  Adrian Valles      Sporting Lisbon          + 21.612s
 6.  Franck Perera      Girondins de Bordeaux    + 42.618s
 7.  Yelmer Buurman     AC Milan                 + 43.325s
 8.  Davide Rigon       RSC Anderlecht           + 47.052s
 9.  Marcos Martinez    Sevilla FC               + 54.986s
10.  Craig Dolby        Tottenham Hotspur        + 55.977s
11.  Adderly Fong       PSV Eindhoven          + 1m01.575s
12.  Earl Bamber        FC Porto               + 1m09.357s
13.  Ma Qing Hua        Team China                 + 1 lap

Retirements:

     Bruno Mendez       Atletico de Madrid     17 laps
     Robert Doornbos    Corinthians            12 laps
     Julien Jousse      AS Roma                0 laps
     Tristan Gommendy   Olympique Lyonnais     0 laps
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