Vallelunga: a wet debut for the 3000 PRO SERIES championship The 3000 PRO SERIES championship made his debut under the rain: the bad weather, in fact, has characterized the first day of the season in Vallelunga, where the...
Vallelunga: a wet debut for the 3000 PRO SERIES championship
The 3000 PRO SERIES championship made his debut under the rain: the bad weather, in fact, has characterized the first day of the season in Vallelunga, where the first race will take place tomorrow, Sunday 10th April.
In the morning, the Draco drivers have been engaged in the free-practice, then, in the afternoon, they took part in the qualifying session. The German driver Timo Lienemann, for the first time on this track, obtained the sixth place on the starting grid, followed by his team-mate Alessandro Bonetti, who will start from the fourth row.
The qualifying has been very challenging: in the first 40 minutes, the rain forced to race with wet tyres, a condition in which the Draco drivers were among the firsts. At the end of the session, the track dried and Bonetti and Lienemann came to pit to change tyres, but, when he returned to the track, the traffic hindered them from improving their times.
Mrs Nadia Morini, Draco Team Manager: "I'm satisfied with the drivers' results and also with the championship organization. Bonetti and Lienemann made a good work, it's their first time with a F3000 car, the sixth and the seventh positions are a good result, considering that there are drivers with greater experience before them on the starting grid. As for the rest, I'm happy from every point of view: the paddock is very lively, there are lots of cars. The TV followed this debut with interest, and tomorrow we expect a large public. Today on track for the 3000 Pro Series there were 13 cars, but beginning from Imola will be present 15 single-seaters, and maybe also other new entries."
Timo Lienemann, Draco driver: "The qualifying session has been very challenging...in the first 40 minutes I run with the wet tyres, and I carried out fast laps, I was in the first positions. Then, the track dried and we put the slick tyres. When I returned to the track there was traffic, I made a little mistake, so I have not been able to improve, but I'm quite satisfied, also because I had never raced here before." .
Alessandro Bonetti, Draco driver: "As my team-mate, with the wet tyres I made good times, but in the last minutes the traffic hindered me from completing my fast lap with the slick tyres. All the same, I'm happy, we are making a good work, the atmosphere is "fiery", I think you'll see a real challenge....now I will concentrate on the comeback.."
<pre> Qualifying results: 1. SIEDLER Norbert ADM 1'07.461 2. BUSNELLI Massimiliano Pro Motorsport 1'07.765 3. IPPOLITI Fausto ADM 1'08.488 4. JACKSON Dominik JVA 1'08.703 5. GRAVES Tor JVA 1'09.184 6. LIENEMANN Timo Draco J. Team 1'09.270 7. BONETTI Alessandro Draco J. Team 1'09.756 8. DE POURTALES Jean Scuderia Fam