Marco Sorensen has won his maiden GP2 series race after a lights to finish win, holding off ART’s Stoffel Vandoorne in the dying stages of the race.

After only his twelfth GP2 Series race, Sorensen, who started on pole position, saw off the challenge from second place Sergio Canamasas heading into the second corner.

Vandoorne made a great start and jumped into second position, however he cut the corner at Turn 3 and felt compelled to hand the position back to Canamasas to avoid the same penalty Felipe Nasr received yesterday.

Canamasas was then forced to retire late in the race due to a technical problem, handing Vandoorne his second place back.

Nasr challenged Vandoorne late in the race, but was unable to break the McLaren development driver.

Julian Leal was running fourth before the Stewards found him guilty of gaining an advantage at the second corner, where he ran wide and kept the throttle down to keep position.

Raffaele Marciello’s Racing Engineering made contact with local driver Artem Markelov, forcing the Italian to hit the wall and bring out the safety car.

Championship winner Jolyon Palmer didn’t have the race he had hoped for, after getting tangled up at Turn Two putting him at the back of the pack. He made an excellent recovery and finished the race in tenth position, narrowly missing out on the points.

Russian Time’s Mitch Evans inherited third position from Leal’s penalty, while Campos’ Arthur Pic rounded out the top five eight tenths behind the New Zealand driver.

 Image via GP2 Media

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