Tappy beats Martin for Assen win

Duncan Tappy won his first-ever Superleague Formula race in the second event at Assen on Sunday afternoon

Tappy beats Martin for Assen win

Briton Tappy, driving for Japan in the Nations Cup, outbraked Australia's John Martin into Turn 1 with four laps to go to snatch the win.

Tristan Gommendy led the race for France/Bordeaux, as he had for much of race one, but he slipped back in the latter stages as he struggled for grip, falling to fourth.

Antonio Pizzonia finished third for Brazil, getting the better of a sometimes frantic dice with Gommendy. They even touched wheels at the fastest point of the circuit, but both escaped unharmed.

Andy Soucek (Turkey/Galatasaray) was on target for victory, but was given a drive-through penalty with 10 laps remaining for crossing the white line at the pit exit, and he fell to seventh.

Tappy now leads the points, ahead of Martin and the Netherlands/PSV entry of opening race winner Yelmer Buurman, who only finished 10th in this one. That is the order in which they will start the big money super final that now follows.

Results - 26 laps: Pos Driver Team Time/Gap 1. Duncan Tappy Japan 38m56.059s 2. John Martin Australia + 3.135s 3. Antonio Pizzonia Brazil + 4.527s 4. Tristan Gommendy France/Bordeaux + 8.152s 5. Earl Bamber New Zealand + 8.392s 6. Filip Salaquarda Czech/Sparta Praha + 9.233s 7. Andy Soucek Turkey/Galatasaray + 9.254s 8. Craig Dolby England + 10.281s 9. Neel Jani Belgium/Anderlecht + 19.890s 10. Yelmer Buurman Netherlands/PSV + 20.455s 11. Ho-Pin Tung China + 30.532s Retirements: Maria de Villota Spain/Madrid 24 laps Frederic Vervisch Luxembourg 24 laps Robert Doornbos Netherlands 0 laps 
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