Dillmann Holds Off Nissany In Wet Second Race At Hungary

Tom Dillmann managed to convert his pole position into a win today, in what were tricky conditions for the Formula V8 drivers at Hungary.

The race started under Safety Car, which was out for four laps before there was any green flag racing. Immediately as that happened Nissany went for a spin, before Binder and Celis Jr also spun on the treacherous track.

However the biggest drama was Dillmann making a mistake and allowing Vaxiviere into the lead. It wouldn’t be until the pitstops where we would see Dillmann retake the lead after pitting early, when the Safety Car came out for Vitor Baptista, who had stopped with damage at turn 12.

That compromised leader Vaxiviere and yesterdays race winner Johnny Cecotto, who had not made their mandatory stops yet, dropping them considerably down the order as those who made stops were able to overtake them before the restart.

Vaxiviere would get as high as fourth at the chequered flag, after Kanamaru spun trying to attack Deletraz for fourth. Dillmann meanwhile was under pressure from Nissany in the closing stages, however the Frenchman was able to hold off the challenge and take a joint first win with Adrian Valles’ AVF team in Formula V8.

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