Title contenders do battle at Spa as Lynn beats out Stanaway

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Alex Lynn scored his third GP3 Series victory of the season at Spa-Francorchamps but was made to work hard for it by title rival Richie Stanaway, who briefly led him for two corners.

Poleman Lynn, who only inherited reversed-grid pole when Matheo Tuscher spun out of the lead yesterday, made a great start and led Stanaway by 1.4s on the opening lap.

But Lynn had a massive slide at Les Combes and almost spun at half distance, allowing Stanaway ahead of him.

Lynn fought back and repassed him just two corners later at Rivage, where Stanaway ran wide and dropped back from the leader again.

Lynn had no further dramas, and recorded a two-second victory over Stanaway to extend his lead to 34 points. Alex Fontana finished a distant third, ahead of Jann Mardenborough and Nick Yelloly.

Emil Bernstorff pulled some gutsy moves on Dean Stoneman at Eau Rouge on the opening lap and Dino Zamparelli on the grass on the Kemmel Straight.

Zamparelli finished seventh, while Pal Varhaug just held off a charging Stoneman at the finish.

Results - 13 laps

Pos Driver               Team        Time/Gap
 1. Alex Lynn            Carlin      28m25.130s
 2. Richie Stanaway      Status      +2.050s 
 3. Alex Fontana         ART         +7.947s 
 4. Jann Mardenborough   Arden       +13.530s
 5. Nick Yelloly         Status      +14.501s
 6. Emil Bernstorff      Carlin      +14.758s
 7. Dino Zamparelli      ART         +16.745s
 8. Pal Varhaug          Jenzer      +19.075s
 9. Dean Stoneman        Manor       +19.092s
10. Nelson Mason         Hilmer      +20.980s
11. Kevin Ceccon         Jenzer      +22.067s
12. Riccardo Agostini    Hilmer      +34.829s
13. Ryan Cullen          Manor       +40.131s
14. Luca Ghiotto         Trident     +40.616s
15. Alfonso Celis        Status      +43.370s
16. Matheo Tuscher       Jenzer      +46.892s
17. Marvin Kirchhofer    ART         +51.011s
18. Santiago Urrutia     Koiranen    +52.123s
19. Jimmy Eriksson       Koiranen    +52.777s
20. Robert Visoiu        Arden       +54.430s
21. Patrick Kujala       Manor       +54.868s
22. John Bryant-Meisner  Trident     +58.526s
23.  Luis Sa Silva        Carlin     -1 laps

Retirements
   
    Carmen Jorda         Koiranen    9 laps
    Patric Niederhauser  Arden       4 laps
    Sebastian Balthasar  Hilmer      0 laps

Title contenders do battle at Spa as Lynn beats out Stanaway

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