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Valencia 2007: Glock takes title in style.

Timo Glock is the 2007 GP2 Series Champion after putting the title well and truly out of reach from Lucas di Grassi with a resounding win in the final race of the season at Valencia.

Although the win became something of a formality after the feature race, Glock needed just a fourth place finish from the sprint race from second on the grid to become the third winner of the Formula 1 feeder series.

Following in the footsteps of previous winners Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton, the title win also signals a maiden crown for Norfolk-based iSport International in the team standings too and proves the first time the championship has not been claimed by ART Grand Prix.

Glock completed his title win in style too, with little evidence of the cautious approach he had preached ahead of the race. Indeed, the German got away from second place far better than he did in the feature to dive into the lead by the first corner.

He was followed by the Racing Engineering duo of pole sitter Javier Villa and his impressive team-mate Marcos Martinez, the youngster diving up from fifth to third when Andy Soucek's determination to keep Borja Garcia behind off the line instead allowed Martinez to sneak up the inside.

Any hopes that Martinez could add a podium to his fourth place finish from the feature race were ended on lap two though when he made a mistake that dropped him into the mid-field, before eventually being pushed off the circuit again to effectively end his race.

Glock meanwhile was pushing hard to keep Villa behind him, the BMW Sauber test driver doing a fine job as he posted the fastest lap – one that would stand to the finish – on lap four and put distance between himself and the Spaniard.

Villa himself was pulling away from countrymen Soucek and Garcia too, while Giorgio Pantano and Vitaly Petrov in fifth and sixth signalled barely any change in the leading positions, the Campos duo making gains from Martinez's error and a poor start from Kazuki Nakajima.

Elsewhere, Luca Filippi was on a charge up the order after retiring from a points position in the feature race, the Italian starting 18th but ending the first lap ninth after threading his way through the order.



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Timo Glock - iSport International [pic credit: GP2 Media]
Javier Villa - Racing Engineering [pic credit: GP2 Media]
Andy Soucek - David Price Racing [pic credit: GP2 Media]
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) in action at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Raffaele Marciello (ITA, Racing Engineering) in pit lane at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Zak Mauger/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Raffaele Marciello (ITA, Racing Engineering) in action at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stefano Coletti (MON, Racing Engineering) in action at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Zak Mauger/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stefano Coletti (MON, Racing Engineering) in action at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Pierre Gasly (FRA, EQ8 Caterham Racing) in pit lane at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
The car of Pierre Gasly (FRA, EQ8 Caterham Racing) is retrieved after a first lap accident at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Zak Mauger/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Rio Haryanto (INA, EQ8 Caterham Racing) in action at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Zak Mauger/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Rio Haryanto (INA, EQ8 Caterham Racing) in action at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Zak Mauger/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) crosses the line at the end of race 2 at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) celebrates in parc ferme after race 2 at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) celebrates in parc ferme after race 2 at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Zak Mauger/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) celebrates with team mate Stephane Richelmi (MON, DAMS) celebrates after race 2 at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) celebrates with his father Jonathan after race 2 at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Race winner Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) & runner-up Stefano Coletti (MON, Racing Engineering) celebrate with champagne after race 2 at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)

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