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MP Motorsport Score 1-2 Finish At Nurburgring

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MP Motorsport enjoyed a successful weekend at the Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup season finale at the Nurburgring in Germany, with drivers Daniel De Jong and Karl-Oscar Liiv scoring a 1-2 finish for the team in the weekend's opening encounter.

The Dutch team's latest results followed on from Liiv's superb double victory at Assen back in August and Will Steven's win for the team at the previous round at Spa-Francorchamps.

The Nurburgring weekend was affected by poor weather throughout, the third and final race being cancelled, an unfortunate outcome for MP Motorsport as Liiv and De Jong had been due to start first and second respectively on the grid.

The weekend began well for the team, as De Jong topped qualifying on Friday, almost 0.4 seconds quicker than his nearest rival, with Liiv in fourth. De Jong was able to cruise to victory in the opening race, with Liiv finishing second after setting the fastest lap.

The team celebrate after the first race

With the grid for race two determined by the drivers' second fastest times De Jong lined up second, with Liiv in sixth. The second race proved to be a little tricky for the team, De Jong finishing fourth and Liiv seventh. The race was won by SL Formula driver Kevin Mirocha.

The pair were due to share the grid for the final race thanks to their race one results, but the weather getting worse, organisers took the decision to cancel the final race of the season.

Despite this disappointment, team manager Sander Dorsman was pleased with how his team had fared over the weekend. “It's been a perfect way to end our year”, he said. “To score such a dominant win was fantastic and just what we wanted. Daniël and Karl-Oscar both did a super job and we could have achieved the same again in the third race if it had gone ahead – we had both cars on the front row but the weather intervened!”

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