Roberto Merhi was the surprise winner of race two, taking his second Formula Renault 3.5 podium of the season in Moscow.

Now fifth in the championship standings, the series rookie was invincible on the tarmac of the Moscow Raceway as the Russian capital played host to its first FR3.5 round since 2012.

"It was a perfect day!,", he said following his podium celebration. "I won the pole and then put in a good start", he continued acknowledging the challenge second place man, Pierre Gasly posed on the first lap. The Zeta Corse driver was able to keep the Arden challenger at bay to lead from the front.

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After covering Gasly's pit stop at the end of the mandatory window on lap 15, the Spaniard remained untouched to produce a commanding six second lead, greeting the chequered flag on lap 30.

"I made a small error before my pit stop. I was surprised to see Pierre so close!", he explained. "I managed to widen the gap and I am proud to offer this first win to my team on home soil". Russian outfit, Zeta Corse secured their first victory thanks to the consistency of the twenty-three-year-old who produced an assured performance.

"This win rewards the huge effort we have made since the start of the season", he concluded, noting the disappointment of a pointless weekend in Spa.

Moscow-born, Roman Mavlanov was unable to score points this weekend in the second Zeta model.