EU3000: Magny-Cours race two report

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

</pre> -credit: eu3000

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Series Auto GP
Drivers Valentino Sebastiani , Davide Rigon , Jason Tahinci , Mehdi Bennani , Luiz Razia , Diego Nunes , Vladimir Arabadzhiev , Francesco Dracone