29 Jul 2013

Mitch Evans second in sprint race at Budapest

8:51 am on 29 July 2013

The Auckland motor racing driver Mitch Evans has recorded his best result in his debut season in the GP2, finishing second in the sprint race at the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Evans started alongside Frenchman Nathaniel Berthon on the front row of the grid and drove a good tactical race to preserve his tyres in the sweltering heat in Budapest, finishing just 2.2 seconds behind Berthon.

Following three third-place podium finishes earlier in the year, it was the best result yet for the 19-year-old Aucklander this year.

It restores Evans into tenth place in the GP2 standings after seven of the 11 rounds.

The GP2 Series now has a one month summer break before the season resumes at the Spa Francorchamp circuit in Belgium.