Race 2: Monteiro's revenge

Tiago Monteiro made up for the disappointment of losing the World Series by Nissan Championship in Valencia this morning by winning the second race today (Sunday). Carlin Motorsport's lead driver had a comfortable run to the flag, while new champion Heikki Kovalainen again missed out on the podium

Race 2: Monteiro's revenge

Monteiro made the most of pole position, though Karthikeyan was almost able to squeeze inside him on the way to the first left-hander. From then on it was a straight-forward run for the leading pair. On both sides of the pitstops, Karthikeyan couldn't live with Monteiro and the Indian had little competition behind him until the very end.

Although Karthikeyan did get caught by the flying Epsilon Euskadi duo of Felix Porteiro and Jean-Christophe Ravier (both of whom had moved up the field during the pitstops), he put his race one experience to good use and kept them behind easily enough in the closing laps.

A subdued Kovalainen bottled up Ravier prior to the stops, but the Frenchman had breezed past when it all shook out. Kovalainen was left to fend off Enrique Bernoldi for fifth, the Brazilian having used a very early stop to get ahead of Didier Andre who couldn't sustain his early pace when he ran third.

Tiago Monteiro (Carlin Motorsport), 37m38.522s
Narain Karthikeyan (RC Motorsport), +5.576s
Felix Porteiro (Epsilon Euskadi), +6.597s
Jean-Christophe Ravier (Epsilon Euskadi), +7.255s
Heikki Kovalainen (Pons Racing), +13.737s
Enrique Bernoldi (GD Racing), +14.073s

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