The start of the GP2 Asia sprint race of 2011 at Imola saw a great getaway from Dani Clos off the front of the grid to win the race, leading Fabio Leimer and Giedo van der Garde. A first lap crash for Jules Bianchi meant that Romain Grosjean was immediately assured of the 2011 GP2 Asia championship despite being penalised for cutting a chicane.

More details available in the race report section.

Sprint race results

1. Dani Clos Racing Engineering 25 laps
2. Fabio Leimer Rapax + 0.931s
3. Giedo van der Garde Barwa Addax Team + 4.007s
4. Esteban Gutierrez Lotus ART + 8.366s
5. Michael Herck Scuderia Coloni + 15.312s
6. Pal Varhaug Dams + 27.415s
7. Romain Grosjean Dams + 27.826s *
8. Oliver Turvey Ocean Racing Technology + 29.294s
9. Josef Kral Arden International + 29.721s
10. Luca Filippi Scuderia Coloni + 30.139s
11. Charles Pic Barwa Addax Team + 32.505s
12. Andrea Caldarelli Ocean Racing Technology + 36.006s
13. Nathanael Berthon Racing Engineering + 36.893s
14. Max Chilton Carlin + 38.998s
15. Luiz Razia Team AirAsia + 39.815s
16. Marcus Ericsson iSport International + 40.192s
17. Davide Valsecchi Team AirAsia + 42.100s
18. Julian Leal Rapax + 1m 05.466s
19. Johnny Cecotto Super Nova Racing + 1 lap **
20. Mikhail Aleshin Carlin + 1 lap

* + 20s time penalty for gaining an advantage after failing to respect the track limits** + 20s time penalty for causing an avoidable collision

Not classified:

Sam Bird iSport International after 20 lapsRodolfo Gonzalez Trident Racing after 14 lapsFairuz Fauzy Super Nova Racing after 0 lapsJules Bianchi Lotus ART after 0 lapsJolyon Palmer Arden International after 0 lapsStefano Coletti Trident Racing after 0 laps



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