EU3000: Silverstone qualifying notes, results

Bonanomi, 6 out of 6 poles. But Minardi is raging... Six out of Six. Marco Bonanomi is the indoubted king of the poles of the 2006 Euroseries 3000. Apparentely, nobody can beat him on the one-lap distance. In Silverstone the Fisichella Motor ...

Bonanomi, 6 out of 6 poles. But Minardi is raging...

Six out of Six. Marco Bonanomi is the indoubted king of the poles of the 2006 Euroseries 3000. Apparentely, nobody can beat him on the one-lap distance. In Silverstone the Fisichella Motor Sport driver got again the pole position in the series organized by Coloni Motorsport, thanks to a 1'32"272 chrono. In the session that fixed the starting grid for race 1, when finally a little sun shined on the circuit for a while, Roldan Rodriguez (Minardi) grabbed the second place.

The Spaniard, in his seasonal best qualifying performance, run in 1'37''632, less than 4 tenth slower than the "fast and furious" Bonanomi. After the spin in the free practise, Vitaly Petrov regained his pace and he ended third. The Russian from Euronova, coming from his freshly debut in the GP2 Championships, stopped the chrono at 1'37"831. Second row also for Tuka Rocha (Minardi, 1'37"986), who wil start side by side to the Russian. Just behind him Vincenzo Sospiri.

All italian the third row, formed by Matteo Cressoni (Vanni Racing) and Giacomo Ricci (Fisichella Motorsport). An accident at the Becketts turn during the fourth lap shifted Olivier Martini to the eight place on the grid, but till 9 minutes before the end of the session he was the leader. Dracone and Gattuso experienced a minor collision, with no damages, and they restarded.

The interest for the Euroseries 3000 showed by the local motoracing people and fans resulted to be so high that Enzo Coloni will evaluate the chanche to schedule more events in UK next year.

<pre> Qualifying ROUND 6 Silverstone circuit 1. Marco Bonanomi Lola B02/50 FMS 1'37"272 2. Roldan Rodriguez Lola B02/50 Minardi 1'37"632 3. Vitaly Petrov Lola B02/50 Euronova 1'37"831 4. Tuka Rocha Lola B02/50 Minardi 1'37"986 5. Matteo Cressoni Lola B02/50 Vanni/Traini 1'38"181 6. Giacomo Ricci Lola B02/50 FMS 1'38"210 7. Juan Caceres Lola B02/50 Minardi 1'38"301 8. Oliver Martini Lola B02/50 Avelon 1'38"474 9. Jerome D'Ambrosio Lola B02/50 Euronova 1'38"520 10. Stefano Gattuso Lola B02/50 Autosport 1'38"777 11. Paolo Nocera Lola B02/50 FMS 1'38"828 12. Alessandro Ciompi Lola B02/50 Vanni/Traini 1'38"889 13. Gavin Cronje Lola B02/50 Autosport 1'39"421 14. Ivan Bellarosa Lola B02/50 Avelon 1'39"733 15. Francesco Dracone Lola B02/50 Euronova 1'41"733

-credit: coloni motorsport

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