EU3000: Draco J.Team Estoril race report

The Draco drivers made a good performance today in Estoril, for the second round of Superfund-Euro3000 Championship. Nicky Pastorelli ends on podium again, on second step : "I'm quite pleased with this second place. I made a good start, but a...

The Draco drivers made a good performance today in Estoril, for the second round of Superfund-Euro3000 Championship.

Nicky Pastorelli ends on podium again, on second step : "I'm quite pleased with this second place. I made a good start, but a car has hindered my attack, and, after the first lap, I was 5°. Thanks to my perfect Lola, and, especially, to my team, I have caught Del Monte. My car was faster than his. During all the remaining laps I tried to keep the leadership, I'm sure I could be the winner with a few more laps . In the next race I'll make the most of this experience."

The Roman driver Fausto Ippoliti doesn't come up to expectations:though he started from the back of the grid, instead of the 3° row, he was able to regain a good position and to gain the first season' point ." Unfortunately my car failed to start on the installation lap and I had to start from the back. But I was ready to do anything : my car had a perfect setup, and, lap after lap, I overtook my opponents . When I was 5°, I made a mistake and I lost one position. I recorded good times, I has been faster than the firsts. I thank all my Team, they were close to me with professionalism and friendship. I know that I can improve with them".

Nadia Morini, Financial director : "Good ! We could have won, but it's ok. It's important that Nicky took the second place, and the cars were perfect, up to Draco. My two drivers made a breathtaking race, but it's hight time we think to Jerez."

Manfredi Ravetto, Team Manager : "A race really exciting, now we must to work hard for the next race. In Jerez we'll make our best to win." Adriano Morini , Team Owner:"I expect always the best from the Team, the race has been good, but we have to make better in Jerez. I see a technical growth, now I'm quite satisfied."

<pre> The race results : 1. Del Monte Fabrizio GP Racing 36 laps 56:37.594 2. Pastorelli Nicky Draco J. Team +0.701 3. Auinger Bernhard Euronova +7.218 4. Siedler Norbert ADM +19.153 5. Hodencq Maxime GP Racing +34.788 6. Ippoliti Fausto Draco J. Team +55.360 7. Ricci Giacomo Power Tech +1:21.485 8. Graves Tor GP Racing +1:27.354 9. Sarandenses Rafael Power Tech 1 Lap 10. Khodair Allam ADM 3 Laps Out : 11. Reid Jonny J.Village Automotive 12. Babalus Euro3000 Racing 13. Rocha Tuka Christiano Zele Racing 14. Heidfeld Sven Zele Racing 15. Bisconcin Edoardo Euronova 16. Deman Loic Fama

The drivers standing after two races: Del Monte 20 Pastorelli 10 Siedler 9 Auinger 7 Hodencq-Babalus 2 Ippoliti-Rocha 1

The Team standing after two races: GP Racing 22 Draco J. Team 11 ADM 9 Euronova 7 Euro3000 Racing 2 Zele Racing 1

Next race: 6 June, Jerez, Spain.

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Series Auto GP
Drivers Tor Graves , Sven Heidfeld , Fausto Ippoliti , Norbert Siedler , Nicky Pastorelli , Loic Deman , Tuka Rocha , Jonny Reid , Allam Khodair , Giacomo Ricci , Bernhard Auinger