EU3000: Portimao: TP Formula race one report

CRESTANI ON THE PODIUM, FAST LAP FOR PICCIONE TP Formula gains important points in debut race of the Euroseries 3000 2009 season in Portimao with Fabrizio Crestani on the podium and Clivio Piccione author of the fastest lap, recorded at the very...

CRESTANI ON THE PODIUM, FAST LAP FOR PICCIONE

TP Formula gains important points in debut race of the Euroseries 3000 2009 season in Portimao with Fabrizio Crestani on the podium and Clivio Piccione author of the fastest lap, recorded at the very end after having repeatedly stolen the primacy from Pastor Maldonado.

The Italian driver starts from the fifth position on the grid after having experienced some difficulties in qualifying due to different track conditions compared to the previous days. Author of a remarkable start, he immediately recovered positions, but a contact in the initial phases seriously compromised the aerodynamics of his car, which became even worst for a debris that broke his front wing. Crestani still succeeded not only to bring the car to the finish line, but also to step on the podium in third position, therefore gaining precious points for the championship.

The initial bagarre also effected Piccione who remained involved, with no guilty, in the incident that caused the retire of both Sistos and Rodriguez on lap 1. Restarted from the last position he finished sixth and will therefore start in third position on race 2. The Monegasque showed that he had found a great feeling with the car and recorded a series of fast laps winning this fight against the race winner Maldonado.

-credit: tpf

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Series Auto GP
Drivers Clivio Piccione , Fabrizio Crestani