The experienced Davide Valsecchi was a safe pair of hands to deliver AirAsia a maiden GP2 win in their first season in the series in the Monaco feature race.

He succeeded in holding off Alvarao Parente to the flag, while Luca Filippi and Romain Grosjean used impressive pit stop strategies to recover from poor grid positions.

But it was a bad day for iSport - again - as their cars clashed on track for the second day running and retired.

Oliver Turvey had expected to start the sprint race on the front row after finishing seventh, but he had failed to serve a drive-thru penalty for a jump start and was demoted to 15th.

Full race report available.

Race results

1. #27 Davide Valsecchi Team AirAsia 1:00:23.957s after 41 laps
2. #8 Alvaro Parente Racing Engineering + 1.471s
3. #17 Luca Filippi Super Nova Racing + 2.199s
4. #11 Romain Grosjean Dams + 4.219s
5. #21 Stefano Coletti Trident Racing + 14.023s
6. #14 Josef Kr?l Arden International + 14.467s
7. #24 Max Chilton Carlin + 16.071s
8. #3 Charles Pic Barwa Addax + 19.524s
9. #1 Fabio Leimer Rapax + 19.934s
10. #22 Kevin Mirocha Ocean Racing Technology + 26.692s
11. #19 Kevin Ceccon Scuderia Coloni + 27.315s
12. #6 Estaban Guti?rrez Lotus ART + 33.427s
13. #18 Michael Herck Scuderia Coloni + 44.243s
14. #16 Fairuz Fauzy Super Nova Racing + 1 lap
15. #25 Oliver Turvey Carlin + 1 lap *

Retirements

Julian Leal Rapax Lap 36 Jolyon Palmer Arden International Lap 34 Sam Bird iSport Lap 31 Marcus Ericcson iSport Lap 31 Giedo van der Garde Barwa Addax Lap 23 Dani Clos Racing Engineering Lap 22 Rodolfo Gonzalez Trident Lap 20 Luiz Razia AirAsia Lap 20 Johnny Cecotto Jr Ocean Racing Technology Lap 18 Jules Bianchi Lotus ART Lap 12 Pal Varhaug Dams Lap 11

Fastest lap: Davide Valsecchi, 1:23.011 on lap 40

* = Penalised for not taking drive-thru penalty for a jump-start.

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