Haryanto takes lights to flag GP3 win

Rio Haryanto took a straightforward win in today's GP3 Series sprint race at Istanbul

Haryanto takes lights to flag GP3 win

The Manor driver started the reversed-grid race from pole ahead of MW Arden's Miki Monras and held his advantage over the Spaniard into the first corner.

Haryanto opened an initial gap of 0.8 seconds in the opening couple of laps and gradually built upon it, posting his quickest times late in the race to secure a winning margin of 2.2s.

Monras had an uneventful run to second, with ART's Alexander Rossi completing the podium after passing the Jenzer Motorsport car of Nico Muller for third at Turn 1 midway through the race.

Daniel Morad (Status) and Felipe Guimaraes (Addax) had equally routine runs to fifth and sixth, although the latter was spared from having to defend race one winner Esteban Gutierrez (ART) over the final laps when the Mexican overcooked it on the exit of Turn 8 and lost 1.5s.

Pos Driver Team Time/Gap 1. Rio Haryanto Manor 27m08.058s 2. Miki Monras MW Arden + 2.206s 3. Alexander Rossi ART + 3.981s 4. Nico Muller Jenzer + 5.613s 5. Daniel Morad Status + 6.378s 6. Felipe Guimaraes Addax + 8.470s 7. Esteban Gutierrez ART + 8.910s 8. James Jakes Manor + 10.439s 9. Doru Sechelariu Tech 1 + 11.361s 10. Dean Smith Carlin + 16.211s 11. Michael Christensen MW Arden + 22.084s 12. Mirko Bortolotti Addax + 22.791s 13. Simon Trummer Jenzer + 23.223s 14. Stefano Coletti Tech 1 + 24.548s 15. Tobias Hegewald RSC Mucke + 25.335s 16. Pablo Sanchez Lopez Addax + 28.085s 17. Nigel Melker RSC Mucke + 29.092s 18. Pal Varhaug Jenzer + 31.600s 19. Pedro Nunes ART + 32.712s 20. Jim Pla Tech 1 + 33.166s 21. Robert Wickens Status + 43.815s 22. Mikhail Aleshin Carlin + 44.596s 23. Josef Newgarden Carlin + 48.772s 24. Leonardo Cordeiro MW Arden + 52.998s 25. Patrick Reiterer Atech + 1m07.959s 26. Vittorio Ghirelli Atech + 1 lap 27. Ivan Lukashevich Status + 2 laps Retirements: Oliver Oakes Atech 12 laps Adrian Quaife-Hobbs Manor 2 laps Renger van der Zande RSC Mucke 1 lap 
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