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Roy Nissany bettered Matthieu Vaxiviere to take a second consecutive victory and a 1-2 finish for Lotus at the fifth round of the Formula V8 3.5 championship from Silverstone.

Nissany qualified second fastest overall for the Czech outfit, behind pole-sitter and seasoned 3.5 litre competitor, Vaxiviere. However, a poor start from the Frenchman gifted the Israeli with an immediate lead, allowing him to lap at just over 200kmh. Team mate Rene Binder nestled in just behind.

Although he received a black and white warning flag for track limit infringements, Arden Motorsport's Egor Orudzhev escaped penalty to take the final podium slot for third. This podium result was a source of redemption for the Russian who retired from race one following a collision with Nissany on Saturday.

Further down the grid and it was another near miss for AVF's Tom Dillmann who took his third consecutive fourth place after a string of six successive podiums earlier in the season. However, this performance was still enough to extend the Frenchman's lead.

Aurelien Panis greeted the chequered flag in fifth but dropped to sixth after a stewards' penalty. The officials ruled that, regardless of his end placing, the Arden Motorsport driver would drop one place, in accordance with Article 24.3. Therefore, it was Louis Deletraz who was awarded fifth and the rookie trophy once more for Fortec Motorsports.

Meanwhile, Vaxiviere's poor start pushed him into the mid-field and forced the SMP driver into tussles for positions. The 22-year-old attempted an early pit stop strategy on lap five - even going side-by-side with Dillmann in the pit lane. However, the 2015 runner-up settled for seventh and drops below Rene Binder in the championship standings.

In contrast, Vitor Baptista and Yu Kanamaru were last to pit on lap 12 - still within the five to 15 lap window within which to take the mandatory tyre change - and took eighth and nine respectively with Kanamaru's Teo Martin Motorsport team mate Betiske Visser completing the top ten.

Pietro Fittipaldi, originally in with a chance at a podium finish - retired but marshals were unable to remove his stricken Fortec model until the race's conclusion.

Nissany now heads into the summer break second in the championship after collating a maximum 50 point haul from the weekend. The drivers will return to the track at the Red Bull Ring in Austria in September.



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