Silverstone GP3: Kevin Ceccon wins race two ahead of Esteban Ocon

Arden driver Kevin Ceccon claimed his maiden victory in race two of the GP3 Series at Silverstone

Silverstone GP3: Kevin Ceccon wins race two ahead of Esteban Ocon

The sometime GP2 driver made a lightning start from second on the grid to lead into the first corner, followed closely by ART Grand Prix driver Esteban Ocon.

Ceccon was under some early pressure from European Formula 3 champion Ocon but was able to build a gap with a series of fastest laps to comfortably take victory by 1.5 seconds.

Jenzer Motorsport driver Ralph Boschung, who started from pole on the reversed grid, crossed the line third to pick up his maiden GP3 podium.

The Swiss driver lost out at the start to the fast-starting Ceccon and Ocon but was able to halt his slide down the order with a controlled drive throughout the race.

Koiranen GP team-mates Jimmy Eriksson and Matt Parry were locked in a tense battle for fourth in the closing stages.

The pair ran side by side on the final lap before Parry almost lost control coming out of Becketts, which allowed Eriksson to finish fourth with ease.

Emil Bernstorff couldn't replicate his race one form. The Brit had been challenging Eriksson on the outside of Stowe early on but ran wide, dropping him down to sixth place where he stayed.

Trident driver Luca Ghiotto made a poor start from fifth on the grid, losing several places in the process. The Italian however was able to recover to finish seventh.

Race one winner Marvin Kirchhofer was eighth ahead of Matheo Tuscher and Oscar Tunjo who rounded out the top 10.

Campos Racing driver Alex Palou, who started last after retirement in race one, enjoyed a spirited drive to move up through the field and cross the line in a respectable 13th place.

RESULTS - 15 LAPS:

Pos Driver Team Gap
1 Kevin Ceccon Arden International 27m30.411s
2 Esteban Ocon ART Grand Prix 1.533s
3 Ralph Boschung Jenzer Motorsport 7.140s
4 Jimmy Eriksson Koiranen GP 8.076s
5 Matt Parry Koiranen GP 8.528s
6 Emil Bernstorff Arden International 9.279s
7 Luca Ghiotto Trident 9.656s
8 Marvin Kirchhofer ART Grand Prix 12.103s
9 Matheo Tuscher Jenzer Motorsport 14.429s
10 Oscar Tunjo Trident 15.680s
11 Alfonso Celis ART Grand Prix 19.343s
12 Seb Morris Status Grand Prix 22.623s
13 Alex Palou Campos Racing 22.996s
14 Adderly Fong Koiranen GP 23.663s
15 Jann Mardenborough Carlin 24.046s
16 Alex Bosak Arden International 27.223s
17 Artur Janosz Trident 28.413s
18 Alex Fontana Status Grand Prix 28.703s
19 Pal Varhaug Jenzer Motorsport 28.891s
20 Sandy Stuvik Status Grand Prix 30.377s
21 Mitch Gilbert Carlin 31.868s
22 Zaid Ashkanani Campos Racing 36.829s
23 Antonio Fuoco Carlin 37.730s
24 Christopher Hoher Campos Racing 41.260s

DRIVERS' CHAMPIONSHIP:

Pos Driver Points
1 Luca Ghiotto 82
2 Marvin Kirchhofer 77
3 Esteban Ocon 64
4 Emil Bernstorff 63
5 Jimmy Eriksson 38
6 Kevin Ceccon 33
7 Jann Mardenborough 32
8 Antonio Fuoco 30
9 Matt Parry 23
10 Ralph Boschung 19
11 Oscar Tunjo 17
12 Alex Fontana 7
13 Seb Morris 6
14 Sandy Stuvik 6
15 Artur Janosz 2
16 Matheo Tuscher 1
17 Alfonso Celis 1
18 Zaid Ashkanani 0
19 Pal Varhaug 0
20 Mitch Gilbert 0
21 Adderly Fong 0
22 Alex Palou 0
23 Alex Bosak 0
24 Samin Gomez 0
25 Christopher Hoher 0

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