Kiss wins Barcelona GP3 race two

Tamas Pal Kiss took his maiden GP3 victory with a lights-to-flag win in race two at Barcelona

Kiss wins Barcelona GP3 race two

The Tech 1 driver made a solid start and got to the first corner almost unchallenged. From then on he just had to keep Mucke's Nigel Melker at a safe distance to hang on to the win.

Melker climbed from third to second at the start by sweeping around the outside of Dean Smith (Addax), who held on to third for the whole race.

The Briton came under some pressure from Tech 1's Andrea Caldarelli once the latter's fourth-placed team-mate Aaro Vainio came in to serve a jump-start drive-through penalty, but the Italian's charge effectively ended three laps from home when he locked up into Turn 1 as Smith defended his place.

Race one winner Mitch Evans came home fifth for MW Arden, while the final point when to a fast-starting Gabby Chaves (Addax), who went from 13th to seventh on the opening lap, and moved up to sixth when Vainio dropped out of contention.

The start of the race was particularly dramatic as several cars either jumped it or stalled - and in some cases did both.

Nico Muller and James Calado were the highest-placed runners unable to get away. While Calado did eventually get moving - and was subsequently penalised for jumping the start as well - Muller was stranded and then hit in spectacular fashion by Marlon Stockinger and Alexander Sims.

Results - 16 laps: Pos Driver Team Time/Gap 1. Tamas Pal Kiss Tech 1 31m08.280s 2. Nigel Melker RSC Mucke + 1.294s 3. Dean Smith Addax + 2.657s 4. Andrea Caldarelli Tech 1 + 4.055s 5. Mitch Evans MW Arden + 5.671s 6. Valtteri Bottas ART + 9.341s 7. Vittorio Ghirelli Jenzer + 10.615s 8. Lewis Williamson MW Arden + 11.830s 9. Zoel Amberg Atech CRS + 14.205s 10. Rio Haryanto Manor + 15.542s 11. Michael Christensen RSC Mucke + 17.398s 12. Ivan Lukashevich Status + 18.038s 13. Daniel Morad Carlin + 19.171s 14. Leonardo Cordeiro Carlin + 19.733s 15. Luciano Bacheta RSC Mucke + 22.275s 16. Antonio Felix da Costa Status + 22.785s 17. Gabby Chaves Addax + 27.122s 18. Nick Yelloly Atech CRS + 29.727s 19. Maxim Zimin Jenzer + 30.180s 20. Aaro Vainio Tech 1 + 31.256s 21. James Calado ART + 43.066s 22. Conor Daly Carlin + 46.796s 23. Adrian Quaife-Hobbs Manor + 50.892s 24. Matias Laine Manor + 1 lap Retirements: Simon Trummer MW Arden 14 laps Pedro Nunes ART 14 laps Dominic Storey Addax 14 laps Alexander Sims Status 0 laps Marlon Stockinger Atech CRS 0 laps Nico Muller Jenzer 0 laps 
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