Viso on the move after win in Spain

The Carlton Rode-based iSport International GP2 race team tasted victory for the second time this season when lead driver Ernesto Viso claimed victory in Barcelona.

The Carlton Rode-based iSport International GP2 race team tasted victory for the second time this season when lead driver Ernesto Viso claimed victory in Barcelona.

Viso had to withstand tremendous pressure from championship leader Nelson Piquet Junior to record his second win of the season to elevate himself into fourth place in the championship standings.

From pole position Viso headed the field into the first corner and proceeded to drive a perfect race to defend his lead from the constant pressure from behind.

“I think I drove well today,” Viso said. “The team are doing a really good job and I think we can keep it up for the rest of the season.”


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In Saturday's race, Viso had finished in ninth place while team-mate Tristan Gommendy was an encouraging fifth and followed it up on Sunday with a similar result.

The Super Nova team saw Jose Maria Lopez spun out of the first race by Gimmi Bruni while his team-mate in the Griston team, Fairuz Fauzy, ended up 14th in race two.

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