Dillmann classified in ninth place at the end of race one, but Felipe Nasr, who took seventh position, was penalized for ignoring the yellow flags. Tom Dillmann moved up to eighth position, so had the opportunity to start from pole position in race 2.
The Rapax driver had a good start, and opened up a gap in the first laps, leading at the halfway mark with a seven seconds margin. But the Frenchman began to struggle with his tires, which helped Luiz Razia (Arden) catch up to Dillmann in the closing stages.
But Dillmann was able to hold off the Brazilian driver to claim his first GP2 win ahead of Razia and Davide Valsecchi, still the championship leader.
|Tom Dillmann, proud winner of Race 2 (Photo: GP2series.com)|
Race 2 results – GP2 series (Bahrain)
1 - Tom Dillmann - Rapax - 23 laps in 41min16.276s
2 - Luiz Razia - Arden - 0.198s
3 - Davide Valsecchi - Dams - 3.958s
4 - Esteban Gutierrez - Lotus - 16.488s
5 - Felipe Nasr - Dams - 18.602s
6 - Rio Haryanto - Carlin - 20.425s
7 - Marcus Ericsson - iSport - 26.294s
8 - Fabio Leimer - Racing Engineering - 29.605s
9 - Fabio Onidi - Coloni - 33.490s
10 - Nathanael Berthon - Racing Engineering - 34.078s
1. Valsecchi 107 points ; 2.Razia 83; 3.Gutierrez 54; 4.Chilton 45; 5.Leimer 41; 6.Calado 39; 7.Van der Garde 31; 8.Nasr 28; 9.Dillmann 27; 10.Haryanto 16.