Evans fires with second-placing in Hungary

Last updated 21:43 28/07/2013

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New Zealand's Mitch Evans recorded the best finish of his rookie GP2 season with a second-placing in the sprint race in Hungary tonight.

It completed a good showing at the Hungarian Grand Prix weekend following his seventh placing in the feature race.

The 18-point haul will move Evans back into the top 10 in the drivers' championship.

The 19-year-old started second on the grid and held that position throughout the 28 laps with Nathanael Berthon claiming his first victory of the season.

But Evans will take plenty out of this drive at the tight Hungaroring circuit.

He started with tyres 10 laps older than any of his rivals, yet managed them well to see off the challenge of Fabio Liemer and press Berthon hard over the final six laps.

It was Evans' fourth podium finish of the season, further confirming his class and potential after stepping up a division from GP3 where he won the championship last year.

This was the seventh meeting of the series. There are four left with the next at Spa in Belgium in August 23.

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