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Martinez hails maiden podium.

Marcos Martinez is celebrating the best result of his career after claiming a second place finish in round six of the World Series by Renault at Silverstone.

Having established himself with credits in both Formula 3 and GP2 in recent years, Martinez has found good form since landing in the World Series at Pons Racing and showed as much this weekend with a run to sixth place on the grid in qualifying.

Equating to third on the grid for the first race of the weekend, Martinez made a fabulous start to streak into an early lead before embarking on an exciting battle with Alvaro Barba in the early stages, a tussle he would go on to win.

However, the Spaniard's hopes of a dream result were scuppered as he was unable to resist the advances of a charging Duran, dropping him to an eventual second place. Nonetheless, he was still delighted to be on the podium for the first time, Martinez admitting that he didn't want to risk that career landmark with an intense tussle with Duran.

“I am really happy,” he told Crash.net Radio. “We have had a tough start to the season and we haven't been able to show our potential, but here I had a great start and I was feeling really good in first position.

“I tried to push hard but I couldn't do anything about Salvador and I didn't want to jeopardise my podium because it is my first.”

Starting sixth for the second race, Martinez is now chasing his and the team's first fouble points haul of the season.

“Tomorrow we will try and get some more points, because I am not too high up in the championship at the moment, so I will try and do just as well.”


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