Iaconelli wins in Auto GP
Carlos Iaconelli took victory in the second Auto GP race at Imola, in which the field was decimated by a destructive startline collision
While first and third-placed starters Celso Miguez and Iaconelli got away cleanly at the start, outside front row man Stefano Coletti was slow away, and made contact with Jonny Reid.
This triggered a chain reaction that also took out Fabio Onidi, Luca Filippi, Edoardo Piscopo and Walter Grubmuller - the latter requiring precautionary checks in hospital but escaping injury.
After a safety car period, Durango driver Iaconelli passed Miguez (RP) for the lead on lap four and then pulled away to win by a commanding margin.
Miguez resisted pressure from Duncan Tappy and most of the other surviving cars to retain second to the end.
Pos Driver Team Time/Gap 1. Carlos Iaconelli Durango 26m09.983s 2. Celso Miguez RP + 14.935s 3. Duncan Tappy DAMS + 14.963s 4. Adrien Tambay Charouz-Gravity + 15.727s 5. Federico Leo Trident + 16.153s 6. Jan Charouz Charouz-Gravity + 16.598s 7. Fabrizio Crestani DAMS + 18.181s 8. Julian Leal Trident + 19.978s 9. Giorgio Pantano Super Nova + 1 lap Retirements: Stefano Bizzarri RP 10 laps Stefano Coletti Charouz-Gravity 0 laps Jonny Reid Super Nova 0 laps Fabio Onidi Lazarus 0 laps Edoardo Piscopo DAMS 0 laps Luca Filippi Euronova 0 laps Walter Grubmuller Charouz-Gravity 0 laps