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Boguslavskiy and Marciello Dominate Race Two at Brands Hatch

Raffaele Marciello and, taking the chequered flag, Timur Boguslavskiy won Race Two of the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS Sprint Cup in the #89 AKKODIS ASP Team Mercedes-AMG GT3, Boguslavskiy crossing the line over 6.5 seconds ahead of the #32 Team WRT Audi R8 LMS evo II GT3 of Charles Weerts and Dries Vanthoor.

Rounding out an excellent day for AKKODIS ASP was the third-placed overall finish for the #88 Audi piloted by Jules Gounon and Jim Pla.

Silver Cup honours went to the overall winners of Race One, Ulysse De Pauw and Pierre Alexandre Jean in the #53 AF Corse Ferrari 488 GT3 with second place in class going to the #99 Attempto Racing Audi of Nicolas Scholl and Alex Aka.

Victory in the Pro-Am Cup category went to the #111 JP Motorsport McLaren 720S GT3 of Patryk Krupinski and Christian Klein.

Marciello appeared to get the jump on the field at the start and immediately began pulling out a gap over Patric Neiderhauser in the #25 Sainteloc Junior Audi. Niederhauser quickly came under pressure from Dries Vanthoor in the #32 Audi, causing him to have his eyes firmly fixed on his mirrors for the remainder of the stint.

Timur Boguslavskiy maintained the pace of the #89 Mercedes in his stint and was able to enjoy a relatively trouble-free run to flag.

It was, however, the nine-time world motorcycle champion Valentino Rossi on who all eyes were fixed in the second half of the 60-minute contest. The Italian, who, on Friday evening, had said that a top-eight finish was his target at this stage in his GT3 career, came under pressure during but used all of his training and experience to bring the #46 Team WRT Audi he shares with Frederic Vervisch home in eighth position, earning his first points in GT World Challenge Europe.

The series now moves to Magny-Cours on May 13 – 15 for two rounds of Sprint Cup action.