Kubica First Double Winner

Championship leader Robert Kubica became the World Series by Renault's first double winner with a popular victory at the Bilbao street circuit

Kubica First Double Winner

The Team Epsilon driver was never lost the lead in a somewhat processional race, in which second-placed Will Power (Carlin Motorsport) and third-placed Tristan Gommendy (KTR) filled the other podium spots.

"It's really important for this team to win at home and for me to be the first driver to win a second race in the Championship," said Kubica. "But you have to remember that for the second race I am starting from the third row, so that is not so easy."

The safety car was brought out on lap six after Markus Winkelhock (Draco) and Celso Miguez (Pons Racing) collided at the final chicane. An angry Winkelhock retired to the pits with a broken suspension, while Miguez, who had been without second gear until that point, carried on the finish seventh behind Eric Salignon (Cram Competition), Enrico Toccacelo (Victory Engineering) and Christian Montanari (Draco).

After failing to qualilfy Carlin driver Andreas Zuber was allowed to join the grid at the last minute when Giorgio Mondini (Eurointernacional) became a non-starter, claiming that the track was "too dangerous". Zuber finished 22nd but did set the race's fastest lap.

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