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Dubai MRF Challenge: Newey overtakes Mawson to win Race 1

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Dubai MRF Challenge: Newey overtakes Mawson to win Race 1
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Dec 9, 2016, 9:22 AM

Harrison Newey took his second win of the season in Race 1 of the second round of MRF Challenge at Dubai Autodrome, after overtaking polesitter Joey Mawson.

Harrison Newey
Felipe Drugovich
Jüri Vips
Rinus Van Kalmthout
Harrison Newey
Jüri Vips
Felipe Drugovich

Mawson had a clear start to the race with Newey slotting right behind the Australian, as Mick Schumacher was third with Juri Vips sat fourth.

As the race progressed, Mawson's lead was under threat with Newey on his tail and going marginally quicker. Finally, the British driver made the move on Lap 5 to take over the top spot.

It was then holding fort for Newey as he created enough of a buffer to win the race by a comfortable margin of 2.572s over Mawson.

The German F4 champion came under pressure from his regular-season rival Schumacher, but had enough speed to keep second, with the German driver completing the podium.

Behind the top three, Vips had an off, which dropped him at the back of the four-way pack led by Moraes Cardoso.

The Brazilian had countryman Felipe Drugovich on his tail for the latter part of the race, but managed to keep him behind by a mere 0.795s in the battle for fourth.

Estonian Vips leared German Kimi Schramm for sixth, with Dylan Young continuing his points-scoring run in the Indian international series by finishing eighth.

A poor start saw Dutchman Rinus van Kalmthout drop outside the Top 10, before he made a comeback to end up ninth, ahead of Manuel Maldonado.

Race 1 results:

Pos.DriverGap
1  Harrison Newey  
2  Joey Mawson 2.572s
3  Mick Schumacher 3.335s
4  Moraes Cardoso 7.941s
5  Felipe Drugovich 8.736s
6  Juri Vips 10.631s
7  Kimi Schramm 12.562s
8  Dylan Young 19.621s
9  Rinus Van Kalmthout 20.533s
10  Manuel Maldonado 22.942s
11  Parth Ghorpade 32.092s
12  Zane Goddard 32.535s
13  Pavan Ravishanker 35.143s
14  Bobby Eberle 39.292s
15  Yoshiaki Katayama +1 lap
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