Miguel Molina and Alvaro Barba went some way to making amends for their race one indiscretion in the latest round of the World Series by Renault by bouncing back to claim two podiums in the second.
Molina and Barba had the embarrassing task of walking back to the Prema Powerteam pit garage together when they collided into the first tight first corner on the German circuit.
Nonetheless, having qualified third and fourth for the second race, Molina and Barba helped Prema come away with 25 important points by finishing first and third.
For Molina, victory marks the crest in what has been a difficult season so far. Although lucky to inherit it after Salvador Duran was disqualified, his third career World Series victory was still a sweet one.
"I got off to a good start. The car was running very well and I found a good rhythm straight away. I took advantage of Van der Garde's problems in the pits to take second position. At the end of the race I just held on. Julien Jousse had to contend with my teammate. That took some of the pressure off me.”
It was also a satisfying result for team principal Rene Rosin, who was hugely disappointed with his drivers following the first race. Furthermore, the result has lifted Prema up to third in the team championship.
"I remember that, after the positive performance scored in practice, I preferred not to feast before time, and Race 1 proved me right. Fortunately, the tables turned and we finally got the right ticket for win.
“The first and third place scored by Molina and Barba represent an really valuable moment for us, a confirmation of how good our work was. In all the latest rounds we captured at least a podium finish, and this time we were able to put both our drivers on it. We're now heading towards LeMans, and we're sure we'll have a good chance to hit the bull's eye."