Evans’ wild ride

Central Leader - - SPORT -

Tri­umph and tragedy was the story for Lynfield driver Mitch Evans in Spain over the week­end. Rus­sian Time driver Evans scored his first GP2 podium of the sea­son with sec­ond place in the fea­ture race in Spain on May 9. But he was left dis­ap­pointed when his car en­coun­tered en­gine fail­ure in the sprint race the fol­low­ing day. Evans set­tled well back into the GP2 cock­pit with sec­ond place in the prac­tice ses­sion at the Cir­cuit de Catalunya. With a solid pace in the af­ter­noon, he qual­i­fied fourth for the race with Stof­fel Van­doorne clinch­ing pole. Evans was meant to start the fea­ture race on Sun­day in sev­enth place, how­ever the car stopped on his way to the grid and the race was over be­fore it even be­gan. The drama comes af­ter Evans scored a win at his World En­durance Cham­pi­onship de­but in Spain in the LMP2 class the week be­fore. Round four of the GP2 takes place in Monte Carlo on May 22 and 23.

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