Fresh from gaining his maiden GP3 pole position in the morning, Facu Regalia stormed to a lights to flag victory as the Nurburgring came alive for the ART Grand Prix racer.
Gaining a near faultless get away he was followed all the way by series leader Tio Ellinas and Jack Harvey who jumped Jenzer Motorsport’s Alex Fontana getting off the grid. That was the position they finished – none able to get passed one another with Bamboo Engineering’s Lewis Williamson gaining fourth.
Fontana did not manage to maintain fourth place, through no fault of his own, after Koiranen GP’s Kevin Korjus clattered into the back of Fontana taking off the Jenzer’s rear wing. Korjus was eventually issued with a drive-through penalty but later retired – as did Fontana.
Even a safety car couldn’t stop Regalia building a lead that would end at a massive seven seconds. The safety car was released due to Daniil Kvyat retiring on track in the MW Arden – on the restart Regalia was not troubled and quickly built up another cushion to the Cypriot behind – himself troubled by Harvey up until the chequered flag but managed to keep ahead.
Nick Yelloly finished fifth to keep scoring valuable points, Carlos Sainz was sixth, Melville McKee scored his first points in GP3 in seventh, with Alex Sims scoring eighth for Status GP on his series return.
Race two starts tomorrow at 08:20am