SMP Racing's Matthieu Vaxiviere punishes Formula V8 championship leader Tom Dillmann's costly last gasp mistake to win a rain sodden second race at Spa-Francorchamps.

Amid the increasingly treacherous conditions, Dillmann led the safety car interrupted encounter with little over two laps to go but threw the race win away after losing the rear of his AVF machine at Les Combes.

Vaxiviere, who was already pushing the envelope around the drenched Grand Prix venue, quickly pounced upon Dillmann's error, leaving the point's leader firmly in his wake.

However, despite having witnessed Dillmann's race unravel, Vaxiviere almost fell of the circuit on two separate occasions during the final tour but survived to head the podium with Alfonso Celis Jr coming home in third.

Regardless of his slip up, Dillmann still enjoys a very healthy 45 point lead in the championship over Louis Deletraz.

Vitor Baptista was fifth aboard his RP Motorsport challenger while Aurelien Panis completed the top-five order.

As the rain took its toll on the 15-car field, only a further three runners completed the full 13 lap distance, with Rene Binder, Yu Kanamaru and Giuseppe Cipriani making it across the line in sixth, seventh and eighth.

The race was marred when Johnny Cecotto Jr and Roy Nissany heavily clashed on the infamous Eau Rouge corner - taking both of the cars out of the running.

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