EU3000: Mugello race two notes

Petrov does it Again. Ricci on to of the rankings Vitaly Petrov hits the victory again at Mugello Circuit after the first success earned in Budapest. The race control direction had to deal with a violent thunderstorm, and the race, without...

Petrov does it Again. Ricci on to of the rankings

Vitaly Petrov hits the victory again at Mugello Circuit after the first success earned in Budapest. The race control direction had to deal with a violent thunderstorm, and the race, without being too much affected, was officially declared "wet" by the stewards. The Russian took a soft start, securing third position behind Cressoni (good start for him) and Caceres. After taking the second spot from the Uruguayan, Petrov chased Vanni/Traini's driver: it took eleven laps to get into the lead, with a clean pass at the "Bucine".

Giacomo Ricci was again third, for Fisichella Motorsport., after coming back from 6th position in the reversed grid, and thanks to two consecutive great moves on Martini and Caceres. The two ended in 4th and 5th position, with Martini able to bring home another good result after yesterday's unattended 2nd position. Caceres was the best of Minardi's squad, in front of his team mate Tuka Rocha and Paolo Nocera. Marco Bonanomi, winner in Race 1, came only 8th, after suffering for some set-up issues.

Ricci takes the first position in the Euroseries 3000 standings and shares the leadership in the F3000 Italian Championship with his teammate (same points, but Ricci having more victories). Petrov, today's winner, gains the 4th spot in the European classification, setting up a challenge that will shine in next race, at Silverstone. <pre> Mugello circuit, 23 July 2006 Race 2 1. Vitaly Petrov Lola B02/50 Euronova 16 laps in 27'58"324 2. Matteo Cressoni Lola B02/50 Vanni Racing at 3"552 3. Giacomo Ricci Lola B02/50 FMS at 12"794 4. Oliver Martini Lola B02/50 Avelon at 19"682 5. Juan Caceres Lola B02/50 Minardi at 23"665 6. Tucha Rocha Lola B02/50 Minardi at 31"204 7. Paolo Nocera Lola B02/50 FMS at 31"253 8. Marco Bonanomi Lola B02/50 FMS at 32"998 9. Roldàn Rodriguez Lola B02/50 Minardi at 35"290 10. Stefano Gattuso Lola B02/50 Autosport at 36"172 11. Gavin Cronje Lola B02/50 Autosport at 1'01"998 12. Francesco Dracone Lola B02/50 Euronova at 1 lap 13. Glauco Solieri Lola B02/50 Vanni/Traini at 1 lap 14. Jerome D'Ambrosio Lola B02/50 Euronova at 9 laps 15. Ivan Bellarosa Lola B02/50 Avelon at 16 laps

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