EU3000: Adria race two notes

1-2 finish for Fisichella Motorsport First victory for Giacomo Ricci in race 2, on the Adria Speedway. After a disappointing qualifying session, and a fifth place in Race one, Ricci gained the lead on lap 1, passing Gattuso and Martini. The...

1-2 finish for Fisichella Motorsport

First victory for Giacomo Ricci in race 2, on the Adria Speedway. After a disappointing qualifying session, and a fifth place in Race one, Ricci gained the lead on lap 1, passing Gattuso and Martini. The driver of the number 2 FMS car posted several fastest laps at first, then controlled the situation while Paolo Nocera scored his second podium in his F3000 debut.

Stefano Gattuso was good third, trying to resist from the comeback of a trio formed by Rocha, Bonanomi and Caceres. The battle took place mainly on the final stages: on lap 24 Bonanomi passed Rocha, but they were suddenly overtaken by Caceres, who profited from a moment of confusion. Bonanomi successfully made a desperate attack to Caceres in the final lap, but lost the position for passing on a safety space. Matteo Cressoni was the only driver to retire after spinning and hitting Oliver Martini in lap 2. The Avelon driver was forced to make a pit-stop and lost one lap.

The extreme cleanliness from the racers paired with the excellent technical level: the fastest laps of the first seven cars varied from 1'09"105 to 1'09"789. Seventh position went to Ganin Cronje, who came back from the last place and passed Petrov, Solieri, Dracone and Puglisi. Euronova's battling duo closed in 8th and 9th place, in front of Solieri, Petrov and Martini.

"I'm really happy now. I want to thank all the crew at Fisichella Motorsports, and all my sponsors.... it's my first victory and it's a very special emotion. The reverse grid helps a lot when you have some problems. I think I was able to profit frm the situation in the best way", said Ricci, visibly satisfied.

The new challenge between Fisichella Motor Sport and Minardi is set to start in the first weekend of may, in Imola with Minardi probably putting on the track a third car and other teams to enter, as Astromega.

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Series Auto GP
Drivers Stefano Gattuso , Matteo Cressoni , Giacomo Ricci , Paolo Nocera