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Carroll wins Race 2 at Silverstone

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08/07/2007

Adam Carroll today became the ninth driver to win a GP2 Series race in the first nine races of the 2007 season... driving the number nine FMS International car. The Ulsterman delighted the British crowds with a typically ballsy drive, to take his first win of the season on just his second weekend back in the series. Pastor Maldonado came home second for Trident Racing while Kazuki Nakajima popped in his second podium of the weekend in third.

At the start it was Pastor who sped into the lead as pole sitter Roldan Rodriguez bogged down. He was followed through turn one by a fast starting Lucas di Grassi, but by the time the cars reached Hangar Straight, Adam had leapt past the Brazilian and set off after Pastor. For the next 16 laps we were treated to a fine spectacle as the pair traded tenths of a second, never split by more than a second.

Behind them Timo Glock was making good progress towards the points, but appeared to be spun out by a tap from Adrian Zaugg at Luffield. His weekend over, Timo now has two weeks to reflect before his home race at the Nürburgring.

Kazuki meanwhile really was on a mission, and on lap nine frightened fourth placed Roldan into running wide at the Farm chicane. The Japanese was through and off after Lucas. Up at the front, Adam was heaping the pressure on Pastor, and when the Venezuelan appeared to slow in front of the Brit, the FMS driver slung his car around the outside of the leader at Farm, and leapt into the lead. Kazuki had, by now, closed up on Lucas, and passed him with a brave move on the inside of Copse to get up onto the podium.

Adam pulled out a two second lead on Pastor with relative ease, as Kazuki reeled in the Monaco winner with every passing lap. As Adam crossed the finish line to the delight of his fans, and of course his team, Pastor had just managed to keep the rampant fastest lap holder Kazuki behind him, as Lucas held on for fourth ahead of Mike Conway and Andi Zuber.

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