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Spa: iSport race one report

Diego Nunes (BRA) -- P11 Giedo van der Garde (NED) -- P6 Final classification TBC Double points finish for iSport floored by Nunes penalty..... iSport continued their momentum to take a handful of points in the feature race at the famous...

Diego Nunes (BRA) -- P11
Giedo van der Garde (NED) -- P6
Final classification TBC

Double points finish for iSport floored by Nunes penalty.....

iSport continued their momentum to take a handful of points in the feature race at the famous Spa Francorchamps circuit despite a delayed start, an aborted start and two safety cars.

iSport racer Diego Nunes was gifted third place on the grid after Lucas Di Grassi was handed a grid penalty after yesterday's qualifying session. Nunes started well but lost out behind the slower starting Alvaro Parente loosing position. Despite the chaos Nunes kept his cool to finish fifth. A close shave with his team mate Giedo van der Garde in which the two narrowly missed each other causing Nunes to cut the chicane to avoid an accident later resulted in Nunes being slapped with a 25 second penalty which leaves him outside of the points in a disappointing eleventh.

Giedo van der Garde stormed away off the start from twelfth up to eighth on the first lap as others crashed out around him. Two great moves on Kamui Kobayashi and Karun Chandhok put the iSport racer up to sixth but Van der Garde lost out to Roldan Rodriquez with a few laps to go after Van der Garde came close to colliding with his team mate. With the race finishing under the safety car Van der Garde took the flag in seventh which later moved up to sixth to take two points and third on the grid for tomorrow's sprint race.

Diego Nunes

"I had a small problem with the car. We were not that quick in the second sector. We tried to fix the rear a lot for the race and eventually we had too much understeer. The car is still good enough to finish top five but the problem now is I had to go to stewards as they want to penalise me again because of my incident with Giedo. I cut the chicane to avoid the crash, maybe I don't know but everytime I go there they penalise me".

Giedo van der Garde

"In the race I was very quick in the beginning. I passed a few people. I got close to Diego towards the end of the race and I went to pass him. When I passed him he went straight at the chicane so the guy behind me got by me. My fifth gear went for the last five or six laps so he passed me and I finished seventh but I have a front row start for the sprint race so we have a great chance for a podium".

-credit: isport

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Series GP2
Drivers Giedo van der Garde , Karun Chandhok , Alvaro Parente , Kamui Kobayashi , Diego Nunes