GP3: Nice victory for Kirchhofer, title for ART Grand Prix
Marvin Kirchhofer is the winner of the GP3 Series race 1 at Sakhir Circuit in Bahrain.
German driver started from fifth position, but immediately took the reigns of the race and at the end celebrated fourth victory in the season, helping his ART Grand Prix team to secure Teams’ championship title three rounds before the end of the season. This is fifth title for the French team since Series’ inception.
Emil Bernstoff (Arden International) finished second, just 1,5s behind winner, Esteban Ocon (ART Grand Prix) was third, what was enough to push him on top of the championship standings, three points ahead of Luca Ghiotto (Trident) who finished fourth in Friday’s race.
Race 2 is scheduled for Saturday morning with Alfonso Celis Jr. on reverse pole position.