A tight Sprint Race ended today in Monza the last European round of the GP2 Series 2013, that will now move to Asia for the last two rounds of the season.

Stefano Coletti
Stefano Coletti

Photo by: GP2 Media Service

Stefano Coletti, forced yesterday to an early retirement due to a technical problem, run an attack race today. Started from the nineteenth place of the grid the Monegasque driver put in a perfect start that allowed him to get out of the first chicane in thirteenth position. Coletti kept on going afterwards completing a stunning first lap in which he moved several attacks to his rivals.

After a short calm stage the race lived an exciting fight for the twelfth place involving Coletti and Nasr (Carlin), the battle continued until the chequered flag in a long string of overtaking moves.

The victory went to Adrian Quaife-Hobbs (Hilmer Motorsport), followed by Alexander Rossi (EQ8 Caterham Racing) and Julian Leal (Racing Engineering), while the classification leader Fabio Leimer (Racing Engineering) ended sixth and Sam Bird (Russian Time) was fourth.

Coletti was thirteenth, and in the classification he stands in third position at 135 points. Leimer leads the standings at 159 points, with Bird second at 153.

Stefano Coletti: "The duel with Nasr has been one of the nicest of the whole season but unfortunately it did not bring any points despite the good start. The positions in the championship are upside down now but the fight is still open, even now we have to recover several points".

The GP2 Series will be back on track next 22 September in Singapore.