Hungary GP3: Ceccon wins race two as poleman Fuoco crashes out

Kevin Ceccon repeated his race two victory from Silverstone at the Hungaroring on Sunday morning to score his second GP3 Series win of the season.

From reversed-grid pole, Antonio Fuoco lost out at the start to Ceccon and instead raced wheel-to-wheel into Turn 2 with Emil Bernstorff.

Fuoco then attacked Ceccon at Turn 4, but major contact with Bernstorff at the chicane seconds later sent Fuoco slamming into the barrier, with Bernstorff also out with shattered suspension.

The shunt required a safety car to clean up the wreckage.

At the restart, Ceccon led Ocon, Jimmy Eriksson, yesterday’s winner Luca Ghiotto and Matt Parry.

Parry pulled a great move to pass Ghiotto for fourth, which started at Turn 1 and was completed at Turn 2.

Ceccon pulled away up front with a sequence of quick laps, but only won by 0.7s as Ocon put in a final change and closed right up in the closing corners with fastest lap which scored him an extra two points.

Behind Ocon, Eriksson held off teammate Parry for third, with Ghiotto a distant fourth.

Marvin Kirchhofer pulled off a fine move to pass Pal Varhaug around the outside of Turn 12 for sixth, but that was eclipsed by Matheo Tuscher overtaking Adderly Fong around the outside of Turn 5 for 10th.

Eriksson was later awarded a five-second time penalty for exceeding track limits, dropping him to sixth behind Parry, Ghiotto and Kirchhofer.

Race results:

Pos Driver  Team  Time/Gap
Kevin Ceccon Arden International 27m56.869
Esteban Ocon ART Grand Prix 0.766
Matt Parry Koiranen GP 3.316
Luca Ghiotto Trident 4.495
Marvin Kirchhofer ART Grand Prix 7.445
Jimmy Eriksson Koiranen GP 7.753
Pal Varhaug Jenzer Motorsport 8.846
Ralph Boschung Jenzer Motorsport 9.752
Matheo Tuscher Jenzer Motorsport 10.232
10  Mitchell Gilbert Carlin 12.251
11  Adderly Fong Koiranen GP 15.322
12  Seb Morris Status Grand Prix 18.012
13  Alex Fontana Status Grand Prix 18.550
14  Sandy Stuvik Status Grand Prix 19.835
15  Alfonso Celis ART Grand Prix 21.685
16  Alex Bosak Arden International 28.072
17  Zaid Ashkanani Campos Racing 28.636
18  Jann Mardenborough Carlin 28.937
19  Alex Palou Campos Racing 29.349
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Series GP3
Event Hungaroring
Track Hungaroring
Drivers Kevin Ceccon
Article type Race report