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Roberto Merhi stormed to his maiden Formula Renault 3.5 victory, winning race two at the Moscow Raceway in style.

The Spanish rookie converted his pole position to claim twenty-five points for his team, Zeta Corse, adding to his fourth place finish from race one on Saturday. The twenty-three-year-old maintained his lead to the first corner, gaining a three second advantage by the third lap.

Pierre Gasly gained one place at the start, displacing Richie Stanaway for second. The Red Bull junior changed tyres late into the 10 lap mandatory pit stop window and sustained his position, completing an FR3.5 rookie 1-2.

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Stanaway settled for third, greeting the chequered flag five seconds before race one victor Sergey Sirotkin in the Fortec Motorsports model. The Sauber test driver improved on his fifth place grid slot to secure fourth on his home track. Meanwhile, after the disappointment of his race one retirement, Oliver Rowland continued a strong weekend for Fortec for fifth. The 2013 Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup runner up reclaimed third position in the championship standings.

Carlos Sainz Jr climbed from eleventh to sixth after an early pit stop saw him on fresh Michelin tyres from lap five. The championship leader endured a two place grid penalty after a collision with Rowland. Despite his mixed weekend, the Red Bull junior extended his title advantage in the Russian capital.

Matias Laine won the battle at Strakka Racing, sitting seventh at the chequered flag, half a second ahead of team mate, Will Stevens in ninth. Zoel Amberg separated the experienced duo for eighth - six places lower than his race one finishing position. William Buller scored the last remaining point for Arden Motorsport in tenth.

Meindert Van Buuren finished twelfth but faces a twenty second penalty so the Pons Racing driver drops to eighteenth.

Merhi's team mate, Roman Mavlanov retired on lap 18 after meeting the gravel at turn 9. Pietro Fantin was added to the list of retirements after a mechanical failure forced him to withdraw on lap 14. This brought to an end the Brazilian's good form after a successful race one saw him finish third.

The race two victory moves Merhi up to fifth in the championship standings with eight races still to contest.