Sato Champion as Pal Kiss takes Victory


Tamas Pal Kiss made amends for losing the victory in race one to take the spoils in race two at the Nurburgring, but Kimiya Sato’s third place finish ensures the Japanese driver is the 2014 Auto GP World Series champion.

Pal Kiss took the lead in his Virtuosi UK machine into the first corner despite starting down in fifth position on the grid, and controlled the race from the front to win by just over ten seconds from German driver Markus Pommer of Super Nova International.

Euronova Racing driver Sato started eighth on the grid but climbed confidently through the field to finish on the tail of Pommer, and the third place was enough to see him score enough points to put him out of reach in the championship with just the finale to come in Estoril in Portugal in October.

Andrea Roda stayed in contention for the runners-up spot in the championship by taking fourth in the second Virtuosi UK, ahead of his fellow Italians Michela Cerruti of Super Nova International and Kevin Giovesi of FMS Racing.

Sato’s team-mate Yoshitaka Kuroda was seventh ahead of Michele La Rosa of MLR71 by Euronova, with Giuseppe Cipriani of the Ibiza Racing Team and Francesco Dracone of Super Nova International ninth and tenth.

Nurburgring Race 2 Result

POS DRIVER NAT TEAM TIME
1 Tamas Pal Kiss HUN Virtuosi UK 31m22.578s
2 Markus Pommer GER Super Nova International +10.002s
3 Kimiya Sato JAP Euronova Racing +10.879s
4 Andrea Roda ITA Virtuosi UK +21.324s
5 Michela Cerruti ITA Super Nova International +23.193s
6 Kevin Giovesi ITA FMS Racing +27.994s
7 Yoshitaka Kuroda JAP Euronova Racing +28.442s
8 Michele La Rosa ITA MLR71 by Euronova +42.057s
9 Giuseppe Cipriani ITA Ibiza Racing Team +1m09.572s
10 Francesco Dracone ITA Super Nova International +1m17.466s
11 Salvatore de Plano ITA FMS Racing +1 Lap