Korjus takes victory in second race
19 June 2011 – Kevin Korjus took a surprising win at the Nürburgring on Sunday afternoon, beating his rivals courtesy of an early pit stop during the second race of the weekend. The Tech 1 driver changed his tyres just before Safety Car, moving into the lead and ultimately crossing the line in front of Robert Wickens and Mofaz pilot Fairuz Fauzy.
After being tapped around at the first corner, Korjus pitted for fresh rubber and set about closing the gap to the cars ahead. When Anton Nebylitskiy and Jake Rosenzweig collided on Lap 8 and caused a Safety Car period, Korjus saw his move pay off and he progressed significantly up the order when his rivals entered the pits.
The drivers at the front of the field could not hold enough of a margin to Korjus before their stops, with pole-sitter Wickens ultimately being beaten to the chequered flag amid a late shower. Korjus had an advantage of more than five seconds as the race came to an end, while Wickens in second just had enough in hand to fend off Fauzy.
Jean-Eric Vergne was next to finish in fourth place, little more than three seconds ahead of ISR Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo who maintained his starting position. Albert Costa grabbed sixth, just in front of a disappointed Brendon Hartley who dropped back after a slow pit-stop. Rounding out the top ten were César Ramos, Daniel Zampieri and Sten Pentus.
Round 6 of the championship takes place at the Hungaroring in a fortnight's time