Continuing his strong show in the Auto GP series, Indian racer Narain Karthikeyan recorded his third win of the season when he triumphed from pole in round six of the series.

Narain faced stiff opposition from Italian GP2 driver Kevin Giovesi and his Super Nova teammate Vittorio Ghirelli.

But the Indian always seemed to have enough in hand to keep the Italian duo at bay and managed to cross the line in the top spot 23 laps later.

“It feels great to win at Nurburgring — it is a historic venue and it was amazing to hear the Indian national anthem playing in front of packed grandstands,” Narain said.

“We knew we had the pace to maintain the lead and I managed to get off the line well so it was all about controlling the pace, even though Giovesi came quite close at times,” he said.

The victory, along with one point for Saturday’s pole position has taken Narain’s points tally to 122 points in the championship, which means he is 17 points behind third-placed Vittorio Ghirelli.

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