BRAZILIAN 1-2: NUNES (MIINARDI/GP RACING) FIRST, RAZIA (FMS) SECOND. GREAT COMEBACK FOR DANIELSSON, THIRD AHEAD OF THE LEADER RIGON Race 2 of the Euroseries 3000 in Magny-Cours was dominated by Brazilian drivers. Diego Nunes (Minardi/GP...
BRAZILIAN 1-2: NUNES (MIINARDI/GP RACING) FIRST, RAZIA (FMS) SECOND.
GREAT COMEBACK FOR DANIELSSON, THIRD AHEAD OF THE LEADER RIGON
Race 2 of the Euroseries 3000 in Magny-Cours was dominated by Brazilian drivers. Diego Nunes (Minardi/GP Racing) obtained his first win in the championship, beating his fellow countryman Luiz Razia (Fisichella Motor Sport). On the third spot of the podium, after a great comeback from the last row of the grid, came Alx Danielsson (Elk Motorsport). The championship leader Davide Rigon (Minardi/GP Racing) had to be satisfied with the fourth place, mantaining his strong leadership in the standings. The race was eventful and full of overtaking.
In the first laps the poleman Omar Leal (Durango), led the race, but he was soon overtook by Razia (FMS). On the fifth lap the leadership was taken at the Lycee corner by Nunes, who would never be overtaken again. Danielsson was author of a great comeback who brought him on the third spot of the podium, despite some understeering problems. The Swedish, who clocked the fastest lap of the race, did a great fight with Oliver Martini (RC Motorsport), also started from the last lap after yesterday's accident. In the end, Alx overtook Martini at the Adelaide corner, taking the provisional fifth place. At two laps to go, Danielsson, again at Adelaide, managed to overtake also Davide Rigon.
Points also for Jason Tahinci, fifth with the G-Tec car and Oliver Martini, sixth but with a gap of 17 seconds from the leader. In the standings, after six races, where five different drivers got to the first spot of the podium, Rigon is always first with 38 points, ahead of his team-mate Nunes with 32. Martini and Razia have 24 points each, while Danielsson is behind them with just a point gap. In just one week, the drivers are going to race again in Mugello. The race will be again broadcast live on Nuvolari TV.
Diego Nunes (Minardi/GP Racing): "Great car and good start. I managed to stay focussed throughout the race. I also did some overtaking at the right moment. I'm second in the championship behind my team-mate."
Luiz Razia (Fisichella Motor Sport): "I did a great start recovering some positions. Nunes was faster than me and I didn't risk too much, also because the pressure from behind was big."
Alx Danielsson (Elk Motorsport): "Too bad for yesterday, when I had problems with the fuel pump. Today, despite the understeering, I managed to recover lots of positions. But I'm not satisfied with my championship so far."
<pre> RACE 2 MAGNY COURS
1. Diego Nunes Minardi Team by GP Racing 31'47''873 2. Luiz Razia Fisichella Motor Sport at 6''382 3. Alx Danielsson Elk Motorsport at 7''248 4. Davide Rigon Minardi Team by GP Racing at 7''837 5. Jason Tahinci G-Tec at 8''460 6. Oliver Martini R.C. Motorsport at 17''015 7. Mehdi Bennani Elk Motorsport at 20''297 8. Sebastian Merchan Elk Motorsport at 45''898 9. Francesco Dracone 2G Racing at 50''746 10. Omar Leal Engineering Durango at 50''882 11. Niky Sebastiani Racing Box at 1'03''687 12. Valentino Sebastiani Racing Box at 16 laps 13. Gian Domenico Sposito G-Tec at 21 laps 14. Vladimir Arabadzhiev Auto Sport Racing at 21 laps
Fastest lap: Alx Danielsson (Elk Motorsport)- 1'29''523 (177.380 km/h)
Drivers' Rankings (after 6 races)
Rigon 38 Nunes 32 Martini 24 Razia 24 Danielsson 23 Maldonado 12 Merchan 12 Arabadzhiev 10 Tahinci 9 Bennani 2 Sposito 2 Leal 1 Dracone 0 Amaduzzi 0 Fausti 0 Sebastiani N. 0 Sebastiani V. 0
Teams Rankings (after 6 races)
Minardi by GP Racing 70 ELK Motorsport 36 RC Motorsport 24 Fisichella Motor Sport by Durango 24 G-Tec 23 ASR 10 Durango 1 Dueppì/Paragon 0 Racing Box 0 2G Racing 0
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