NZ driver Mitch Evans 10th on debut in GP2

DUNCAN JOHNSTONE
Last updated 19:04 23/03/2013

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Young New Zealand driver Mitch Evans finished 10th in his debut race in the GP2 series in Malaysia today.

Battling food poisoning in the build-up to the race and a struggling car throughout, Evans had the satisfaction of finishing in the points in his maiden drive in the demanding class that operates just below Formula One.

The 18-year-old Auckland is stepping up after winning the GP3 title last year.

Evans qualified fifth fastest yesterday and made a strong start today, leaping to third early before slipping back as he battled under-steering problems in the 31-lap, one-hour race around the Sepang circuit.

Switzerland's Fabio Leimer won the race in a tight battle with James Calado and Stefano Coletti who had started from pole.

The GP2s race again tomorrow as the curtain raiser to the Malaysian Grand Prix with points restricted to the top eight drivers in a 45-minute battle.

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