Grosjean wins in Bahrain with ease

Romain Grosjean moved a step closer to wrapping up the inaugural GP2 Asia championship with a comfortable win in the feature race at Bahrain

Grosjean wins in Bahrain with ease

Grosjean made a mess of his start from pole, but he fought back courtesy of an early safety car period and a strong move on Adrian Valles to win by almost 15 seconds.

Sebastien Buemi drove a strong race for Arden to claim second, fighting off DAMS's Kamui Kobayashi and Valles.

Bruno Senna lost out as he was stacked behind teammate Karun Chandhok when the vast majority of the cars pitted on lap 2 under the safety car. But he fought back to take fourth off Valles in the closing stages.

Front-row starter Chandhok led the opening lap, but dropped back following a slow pitstop and fell right to the tail of the field when he spun behind the safety car on cold tyres. But he worked his way back to eighth to claim pole for tomorrow's sprint race.

He'll be joined on the front row by Diego Nunes, who earned two points for DPR after an entertaining duel with Davide Valsecchi that was settled in the Durango driver's favour on the last lap.

Grosjean can wrap the title up tomorrow with a top-three finish.

Classified: Pos Driver Team Time 1. Grosjean ART Grand Prix 1h04:03.530 2. Buemi Trust Team Arden + 12.030 3. Kobayashi Dams + 19.148 4. Senna iSport International + 27.232 5. Valles FMS International + 29.747 6. Valsecchi Durango + 36.657 7. Nunes DPR + 37.226 8. Chandhok iSport International + 39.431 9. Buurman Trust Team Arden + 39.974 10. Petrov Campos Team + 42.555 11. D'ambrosio Dams + 43.444 12. Yoshimoto Qi-Meritus Mahara + 49.053 13. Ebrahim DPR + 51.240 14. Schleghelmilch Trident Racing + 52.398 15. Herck FMS International + 52.799 16. Jelley ART Grand Prix + 59.618 17. Tahinci BCN Competicion + 60.209 18. Puglisi Piquet Sports + 68.461 19. Pavlovic BCN Competicion + 88.912 Not classified: Driver Team Laps Tung Trident Racing 24 Fauzy Super Nova Racing 24 Hanley Campos Team 8 Bakkerud Super Nova Racing 1 Bonanomi Piquet Sports 0 Filippi Qi-Meritus Mahara 0 Valerio Durango 0 Fastest lap: Grosjean, 1:45.453 on lap 9 
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