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Carbone delivers more success to Ultimate.

Fabio Carbone has risen to third place in the World Series by Renault standings after recording his second consecutive victory at the Nurburgring.

Proving once again that he is still a force to be reckoned with, three years since he last competed in Europe, Carbone made the most of his front row starting position in the first race to storm into a lead he wouldn't lose.

Easing out a good margin over his rivals, Carbone faced a tense final few laps when a safety car period bunched them all back up again, but the Brazilian was not to be denied the win that adds to his triumph at the Hungaroring back in July.

Also a second win for rookie team Ultimate Signature, Carbone was thrilled with his new found front running pace.

“It was a perfect race for us, but it didn't start off that way. During qualifying, I didn't feel that the set-up of the car was quite right: I had to make a big effort to set the time. I made a good start for the race though and from then on everything went according to plan. It's never easy, but I got into a perfect rhythm and the car felt really good.

“We had to cope with two safety car periods, but I soon realised that we had the pace to pull away again even when the race was interrupted. Tomorrow our goal is to score more points and hopefully move up to second in the championship: we've certainly got the car for the job”

Although Ultimate's hopes of making up further ground in the team standings were hurt by Esteban Guerrieri being dropped from fourth to 12th in the first race, team principal Philippe Sinault is nonetheless thrilled with Carbone's performance.

“I'm delighted with this brilliant result for Fabio and the entire team. Second place in the championship is firmly within Fabio's sights, and we would love to see him come away with that tomorrow. Today's race showed once more just what Fabio is capable of, and we look forward to seeing another strong race from him tomorrow.”


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