1-2 for FMSI in Euroseries 3000 at Magny Cours Fisichella Motor Sport International scored a 1-2 finish in today's second race at Magny Cours, France, of the second weekend of the 2009 Euroseries 3000 Championship, with Ben Hanley taking the ...
1-2 for FMSI in Euroseries 3000 at Magny Cours
Fisichella Motor Sport International scored a 1-2 finish in today's second race at Magny Cours, France, of the second weekend of the 2009 Euroseries 3000 Championship, with Ben Hanley taking the victory for the Italian squad and Fabio Onidi also stepping onto the podium. With Rodolfo Gonzalez finishing sixth, it was a high scoring day for the team who now find themselves second in the teams' championship.
Ben Hanley: Qualified sixth for race one. Starting from the third row he maintained his position to the chequered flag, finishing in sixth. Initially ran second in Sunday's second race but overtook teammate Fabio Onidi on lap five to take the lead. The 24-year-old won the race by 9 tenths of a second.
Fabio Onidi: Qualified in third position for the first race but fell back to finish fifth on Saturday. In the second race he took the itinial lead until lap five when he fell to second behind Hanley. He maintained position to the end to take the second step on the podium.
Rodolfo Gonzalez: Lined up on the fourth row of the grid for race one after qualifying seventh. Finished the first race in tenth position and the second race in sixth, despite experiencing brake problems, collecting points for FMSI.
The third round of Euroseries 3000 will take place at Donington Park in the UK on 2 August 2009.
Paolo Coloni, Team Principal: "We're leaving Magny Cours today with first, second and sixth places, which is a great result. It's a special day for us as it is exactly a year since Paul Clifton passed away, so this 1-2 is dedicated to him. We had Ben Hanley joining us this weekend who took a fantastic win and with Fabio's second place he is now only three points off the lead in the drivers' championship. In the teams' championship we are now second, which is good, especially considering we suffered brake problems with Gonzalez."