Lynn back on track with GP2 victory
PUBLISHED: 16:56 03 August 2016 | UPDATED: 16:56 03 August 2016
Dunmow GP2 racing star Alex Lynn ended his month-long podium drought by securing victory at Hockenheim, Germany on Sunday.
The 22-year-old went into the race weekend having not made the top trio since a third place finish at Austria’s Red Bull Ring at the start of July.
Lynn said: “After the tough time we’ve had lately in the GP2 Series, a good result was exactly what was needed to send us into the summer break in high spirits.
“It turned out even better than that at Hockenheim - I scored my second win of the season.”
Having qualified in fifth place for race one, Lynn was to claim a seventh place finish.
He had led for a period, but his prime tyres did not last and a pit stop saw his slip down the field.
HE finished the race fifth, but was handed a 10-second penalty for running in the back of Norman Nato.
Things came together for Lynn as he then cruised to victory in this sprint race.
Having made a strong start, he then left his rivals to squabble over the scraps and then easing late in the race for his second win of the season.
“I got to the stage where I was [ahead and] just looking after the tyres.
“The race was 28 laps and we’d managed only 23 on the prime on Saturday, so I was quite conscious that I just had to bring it home.
“That’s exactly what I did, and it really lifts everyone going into the summer break before Spa [August 26-28].
“We’re much closer to where we want to be and hopefully we can carry on in the same way.
“I’m back up to ninth in the most open championship I’ve ever been in.”