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Hungaroring: David Price Racing race two report

VICTORY PLUCKED FROM PLA'S HANDS BY ELECTRICAL FAILURE An almost certain third consecutive Sunday race win was snatched from Olivier Pla's grasp today when the engine electrics failed on his car, stranding him on the track, just nine laps before...

VICTORY PLUCKED FROM PLA'S HANDS BY ELECTRICAL FAILURE

An almost certain third consecutive Sunday race win was snatched from Olivier Pla's grasp today when the engine electrics failed on his car, stranding him on the track, just nine laps before the expected chequered flag.

Despite not being on pole, the Frenchman made a superb start and had already pulled out a 1.2 second lead over his rivals by lap two -- a gap which continued to widen until the safety car was brought out on lap 8 to clear Lopez's accident.

Olivier's ability to retain his lead was never in doubt and he made another great re-start when the safety car went in and green flags were once again shown. This continued until lap 17 when an engine electrical problem caused Pla to pull off the track.

Giorgio Mondini was an unfortunate victim of an accident which caused his premature retirement from the race on the start of lap 3. While he was trying to pass Lauda, frustrated pole-sitter Negrao (who had stalled at the start) made an optimistic move to pass them both.

The Hitech driver spun Mondini round and speared the DPR's side pod with the nose of his car. The damage broke Mondini's radiator and he was able to take no further part in the race.

-dpr-

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Series GP2
Drivers Olivier Pla , Giorgio Mondini , David Price