Australia's Mark Webber capitalised on a good getaway to win his third race of the FIA F3000 Championship, romping away from the battling Nordic Racing drivers.

Starting second on the grid as he did at the Nurburgring a week ago, Webber made no mistake to swoop past pole-sitter Tomas Enge entering the first corner, and gradually pulled away from the field to win by almost ten seconds.

While the Super Nova was untroubled, however, Enge quickly found his mirrors full of Nordic team-mate Justin Wilson and, seemingly hampered by a gearbox problem, did well to fend the young Briton off until the very last lap. Then, however, Wilson's persistent chase of the Czech paid dividends, as Enge slid wide at the Adelaide hairpin, gifting an extra couple of points to his team-mate.

The result keeps Wilson on top of the championship, by a single point from Webber, with Enge, five adrift in third.

The rest of the top six was completed by an equally tense battle between Patrick Friesacher, Darren Manning and Sebastien Bourdais, after the Frenchman had pressured Mario Haberfeld into a mistake at Lycee. The DAMS driver closed on Manning remorselessly, but just didn't have enough to take fifth spot away from the Briton.

Full report and results to follow....

Leading finishers - Magny-Cours.

1. Mark Webber Super Nova
2. Justin Wilson Nordic
3. Tomas Enge Nordic
4. Patrick Friesacher Red Bull
5. Darren Manning Arden
6. Sebastien Bourdais DAMS

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