Glock regains lead with sprint win

Less than 24 hours after losing his GP2 Series lead, Timo Glock regained it with a dominant sprint race victory at Istanbul on Sunday - while title rival Lucas di Grassi failed to score points

Glock regains lead with sprint win

Glock (iSport) was running third when long-time race leader Karun Chandhok (Durango) was harpooned into a spin at the final turn by Kazuki Nakajima (DAMS). Chandhok was out on the spot, while Nakajima continued - albeit behind Glock.

The German went on to win by almost 10 seconds, as Nakajima was given a drive-through for the collision.

Also handed a drive-through was di Grassi (ART), after he made marginal contact with Giorgio Pantano (Campos) early in the race, causing the Italian to spin. Di Grassi, who had been running sixth, finished out of the points.

Glock now regains the title lead by two points, with 66 to di Grassi's 64 with three rounds remaining.

Xandi Negrao (Minardi/Piquet) finished second, ahead of Adam Carroll (FMS), who battled his way past di Grassi and Borja Garcia (Durango).

Garcia finished fourth, ahead of Vitaly Petrov (Campos) and Bruno Senna (Arden). Senna only nicked the final point of Luca Filippi (Super Nova) in the closing stages.

Classified:

Pos  Driver       Team                      Time
 1.  Glock        iSport International      37:21.489
 2.  Negrao       Minardi Piquet Sports     +   9.469
 3.  Carroll      FMS International         +  10.884
 4.  Garcia       Durango                   +  18.605
 5.  Petrov       Campos Grand Prix         +  19.168
 6.  Senna        Arden International       +  20.082
 7.  Filippi      Super Nova International  +  21.151
 8.  Rodriguez    Minardi Piquet Sports     +  24.229
 9.  Tung         BCN Competicion           +  24.709
10.  Risatti      Trident Racing            +  40.964
11.  Di Grassi    ART Grand Prix            +  67.075
12.  Pantano      Campos Grand Prix         +  79.182
13.  Buemi        ART Grand Prix            +  1 Lap
14.  Zuber        iSport International      +  1 Lap
15.  Zaugg        Arden International       +  3 Laps

Not classified:

     Driver       Team                     Laps
     Villa        Racing Engineering        19
     Nakajima     DAMS                      17
     Soucek       DPR                       16
     Chandhok     Durango                   11
     Tahinci      FMS International          7
     Martinez     Racing Engineering         5
     Lapierre     DAMS                       1
     Hirate       Trident Racing             1
     Karjalainen  BCN Competicion            0
     Conway       Super Nova International   0

Fastest lap: Zuber, 1:35.733 on lap 22
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