Maiden Win For McKee In Nurburgring Race Two

by Joe Hudson
McKee gave new to GP3 team Bamboo Engineering their first win in the series (Credit: Alastair Staley/GP3 Series Media Service)

Melville McKee has won his first race in GP3 to make it eight winners in eight races as he also took Bamboo Engineering’s first victory as a GP3 team.

However, he didn’t take the win easily – Alex Sims, on his GP3 return for Status GP, pushed for the win lap after lap but McKee managed to hold on and keep Sims in second place. Nick Yelloly was also close at hand to pick up any spills that may have been made at the front but had to settle for third.

One man who certainly wasn’t feeling the joy of his Saturday win was Facu Regalia – he failed to get away on the green flag lap but managed to solve whatever issue he was experiencing and managed to start from the pit lane rather than his P8 grid slot – however, his day would not get much better and he was not classified by the end.

Indeed it was a good weekend for Bamboo, not only claiming a win, Lewis Williamson claimed fourth place at the expense of Carlos Sainz driving for MW Arden – the Spaniard would finish fifth at the flag.

Following the Sainz were two Marussia Manor Racing drivers, Tio Ellinas – the current GP3 points leader – finished sixth and Dino Zamparelli seventh. Patric Niederhauser would gain the last point in eighth but would be strongly challenged by ART Grand Prix drivers Conor Daly and Jack Harvey.

As previously mentioned Ellinas is still the points leader with none of his GP3 rivals scoring points in the race – Regalia is 18 points behind the Cypriot on 72, Kevin Korjus is on 59 with Harvey only two points further back 57.

The next GP3 race takes place at the Hungaroring at the end of July.


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