EU3000: Imola qualifying notes

Bonanomi poleman in Imola, Martini great third Marco Bonanomi, the driver of Fisichella Motor Sport, conquered today his second pole position of the season after the one he "stealed" to Tuka Rocha in the very first event of the championship, on...

Bonanomi poleman in Imola, Martini great third

Marco Bonanomi, the driver of Fisichella Motor Sport, conquered today his second pole position of the season after the one he "stealed" to Tuka Rocha in the very first event of the championship, on the Adria Raceway. The 21 years old driver from Brianza got the best time (1'39"965) lowering the one he signed yesterday during the free practice session.

Today he had to fight once more with his team mate Giacomo Ricci, and the thrilling challenge ended only when Bonanomi, in his last effort, took 4 tenth off from the previous record set by Ricci. Oliver Martini, from Astromega, did very well as he finished third, just before (but with the same time) the brave and raging Roldan Rodriguez (Minardi).

Stefano Gattuso (Autosport), pushed his Lola till the fifth place, followed by the Russian driver of the Euronova team, Petrov. Results that definetely tell how high is the level of competition showed in Imola by the team involved in the series.

Paolo Nocera, the third driver of Fisichella's team, that yesterday tested a brand new set up, got the seventh position, followed by Gavin Cronje and Matteo Cressoni. Tuka Rocha did well too, leading his Lola Light of Vanni-Traini Team in eleventh position.

<pre> QUALIFYING PRACTICES - ROUND 2
Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola

 1.  Marco Bonanomi     Lola B02/50     FMS             1'39"965
 2.  Giacomo Ricci      Lola B02/50     FMS             1'40"340
 3.  Oliver Martini     Lola B02/50     Astromega       1'40"851
 4.  Roldan Rodriguez   Lola B02/50     Minardi         1'40"851
 5.  Stefano Gattuso    Lola B02/50     Autosport       1'41"331
 6.  Vitaly Petrov      Lola B02/50     Euronova        1'41"363
 7.  Paolo Nocera       Lola B02/50     FMS             1'41"821
 8.  Gavin Cronje       Lola B02/50     Autosport       1'41"913
 9.  Matteo Cressoni    Lola B02/50     Vanni/Traini    1'41"938
 10. Marcello Puglisi   Lola B02/50     Euronova        1'42"196
 11. Tuka Rocha         Lola Light      Vanni/Traini    1'42"531
 12. Juan Caceres       Lola B02/50     Minardi         1'42"727
 13. Ivan Bellarosa     Lola B02/50     Avelon          1'43"029
 14. Fausto Ippoliti    Lola B02/50     Avelon          1'43"457
 15. Francesco Dracone  Lola B02/50     Euronova        1'43"733
 16. Glauco Solieri     Lola Light      Famà            1'44"993

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Series Auto GP
Drivers Marco Bonanomi , Stefano Gattuso , Fausto Ippoliti , Matteo Cressoni , Ivan Bellarosa , Tuka Rocha , Juan Caceres , Vitaly Petrov , Giacomo Ricci , Gavin Cronje , Marcello Puglisi , Paolo Nocera , Glauco Solieri , Francesco Dracone