Glock wins season finale

Timo Glock won the final round of the Formula 3 Euroseries at Magny-Cours in France today (Sunday), the German leaping into the lead at the start and holding off Holland's Robert Doornbos for victory

Glock wins season finale

Pole sitter Alexandros Margaritis didn't stall as he did yesterday (Saturday) but he was powerless to halt Glock from jumping ahead into Turn 1. Instead, Margeritis turned his attentions to blocking Ryan Briscoe, who had jumped the start anyway, and shoved the Australian almost to the grass on the inside of the first corner.

That allowed Glock to grab a 2.4sec lead by the end of the first lap, with Margaritis falling prey to Doornbos on lap two. Briscoe fell back to sixth as Alexandre Premat jumped ahead of him, but both were promoted when Nicolas Lapierre had a moment and dropped to the foot of the top 10.

Doornbos closed on Glock, getting the gap down to below a second, but he was never able to get close enough to mount a challenge. Championship runner-up Christian Klien charged through the field, benefiting when Briscoe was forced to observe a drive-through penalty.

Klien grabbed fourth when Premat locked up at the Adelaide hairpin, and he then outbraked Margeritis for third at the same place a lap later to take the final spot on the podium. Behind Margaritis, Premat took fifth from the recovering Lapierre, who grabbed sixth from Olivier Pla on the penultimate lap.

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