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Engel wins second Spa race

Maro Engel picked up a second win for the rookies by taking the second British F3 race at Spa-Francorchamps this morning

The German driver, who lost out on victory on the last lap yesterday, started today's dry but foggy race from pole position. Although he won the race into Eau Rouge, Bruno Senna (Double R) drove past him on the run up to Les Combes.

For a few laps Engel looked to have no answer, but then he and his tyres found rhythm and he started lining up Senna.

He finally made a move on the Brazilian around the outside of Les Combes, forcing Senna to outbrake himself in the process.

Senna briefly lost control and ended up losing several places and collecting Engel's innocent team-mate Christian Bakkerud, who had been running in a safe third place.

Bakkerud's retirement promoted fellow Carlin man Oliver Jarvis to second, but also brought out the safety car.

This helped Senna's fightback, as well as that of Mike Conway, who had qualified down in ninth. The bunching of the field, a variety of mistakes ahead of them, a fuel pump failure for Jarvis and some incisive passing helped the Double R duo to take second and third.

CLASSIFIED:

Pos  Driver              Make                       Time
 1.  Maro Engel          Dallara F306 Mugen-Honda   30:51.865
 2.  Mike Conway         Dallara F306 Mercedes HWA  +   6.005
 3.  Bruno Senna         Dallara F306 Mercedes HWA  +   7.464
 4.  Jonathan Kennard    Dallara F306 Mugen-Honda   +  11.050
 5.  Salvador Duran      Dallara F306 Mercedes HWA  +  12.139
 6.  Yelmer Buurman      Dallara F306 Mercedes HWA  +  13.288
 7.  Karl Reindler       Dallara F306 Mugen-Honda   +  16.019
 8.  Stephen Jelley      Dallara F306 Mercedes HWA  +  17.126
 9.  Michael Herck       Dallara F306 Mercedes HWA  +  19.452
10.  James Walker        Dallara F306 Mercedes HWA  +  19.878
11.  Mario Moraes        Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda   +  19.878
12.  Oliver Jarvis       Dallara F306 Mugen-Honda   +  24.950
13.  Rodolfo Gonzalez    Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda   +  26.245
14.  James Jakes         Dallara F306 Mercedes HWA  +  28.742
15.  Cristiano Morgado   Lola-Dome F106/4 Mugen-Ho  +  30.432
16.  Juho Annala         Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda   +  32.102
17.  Keiko Ihara         Dallara F306 Mugen-Honda   +  34.147
18.  Martin Kudzak       Lola-Dome F106/4 Mugen-Ho  +  34.715
19.  Basil Shaaban       Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda   +  39.984
20.  Ricardo Teixeira    Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda   +  46.394
21.  Alberto Valerio     Dallara F306 Mugen-Honda   +  1 Lap

NOT CLASSIFIED:

     Driver              Make                      Laps
     Rodolfo Avila       Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda   6
     Christian Bakkerud  Dallara F306 Mugen-Honda   5
     Alexander Khateeb   Lola B05-30 Mugen-Honda    5

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