British driver Rupert Svendsen-Cook managed to win Race 2 of the MRF Challenge at the Buddh International Circuit here on Sunday even after accidentally hitting the pit lane limiter in the final corner on the last lap.

Sam Dejonghe took his first podium of the season as he fended off a charging Tio Ellinas to finish in second position. Ellinas, with his double podium finish, took over the championship lead.

Sean Walkinshaw started on pole for the reverse-grid Race 2 along with Svendsen-Cook on the front row.

Bogged down

Walkinshaw got bogged down at the start allowing a stream of cars past him as Svendsen-Cook went into the lead.

Dejonghe moved into second place, with Yudai Jinkawa following him in third.

Behind them, Race 1 winner Arthur Pic was fourth with Ellinas in fifth.

Pic tried to go around the outside of Jinkawa on lap-2, but ran wide, allowing Ellinas to get past as well.

Ellinas then pulled off a great overtaking move at turn-6 to get past Jinkawa, and move into third place.

Svendsen-Cook comfortably led as Dejonghe was unable to match his pace due to a throttle problem.

Svendsen-Cook came into the final corner on the final lap and hit the pit lane speed limiter, which resulted in his coasting across the finish line.

Ellinas, meanwhile, closed in on Dejonghe on the last lap but was unable to get past as they crossed the finish side-by-side.

Vikash Anand ended at a creditable 11th spot while the other two Indians, Ashwin Sundar and Parth Ghorpade, had to retire.

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