Euronova double show under the Silverstone rain. Petrov wins Euronova made it double in the race 1 of the Euroseries 3000 event on the wet track of Silverstone today. Vitaly Petrov got his third win in the championship. The russian climbed ...
Euronova double show under the Silverstone rain. Petrov wins
Euronova made it double in the race 1 of the Euroseries 3000 event on the wet track of Silverstone today. Vitaly Petrov got his third win in the championship. The russian climbed the podium in all the last three racing weekend, and today he signed also the fastest lap, just two laps before the end of the race. After him we find another driver from the Vincenzo Sospiri's team, Jerome D'Ambrosio. The belgian, only at his second experience in the series, ended as close as 3"3 to Petrovafter attacking the russian several times in the final rush, telling clearly that Euronova found the best set-up for the wet condition.
The race started under really bad weather conditions, so bad that the officials decided to go for a safety car which leaded the race for the first two laps. Poleman Marco Bonanomi was the leader for the 5 initial laps, then the Fichella Motor Sport's driver experienced serious grip problems that dramatically annoyed his pace as the track became more and more dry. He has been overtaked first by Petrov, then by D'Ambrosio. Three laps short from the end, he also lost the duels with his teammate Giacomo Ricci and then to Roldan Rodriguez, and he finished fifth, with some valuable championships points.
In the very first english race for the Euseries 3000, dominated by the Euronova team, Giacomo Ricci made the day for the Fisichella Motor Sport. The driver from Milan, with a good overtaking performance but annoyed by the bad grip of his car, had to accept at the end the lowest step of the podium. Roldan Rodriguez finished fourth, just before Bonanomi and Cressoni (Vanni-Traini) who at the beginning of the race kept for a while the third position, before a couple of spins. Tuka Rocha (Minardi) and Paolo Nocera (FMS) are the other drivers who got points, so they will start from the first row this afternoon in race 2. Ricci now is one point closer to Bonanomi in the championship standings, while Petrov climbed from the fourth to the third place overall. <pre> Race 1 ROUND 6 Silverstone circuit
1. Vitaly Petrov Lola B02/50 Euronova 33'03''009 2. Jerome D'Ambrosio Lola B02/50 Euronova 3''313 3. Giacomo Ricci Lola B02/50 FMS 32''460 4. Roldan Rodriguez Lola B02/50 Minardi 33''664 5. Marco Bonanomi Lola B02/50 FMS 40''839 6. Matteo Cressoni Lola B02/50 Vanni/Traini 41''343 7. Tuka Rocha Lola B02/50 Minardi 46''706 8. Paolo Nocera Lola B02/50 FMS 52''943 9. Juan Caceres Lola B02/50 Minardi 53''618 10. Gavin Cronje Lola B02/50 Autosport 54''546 11. Alessandro Ciompi Lola B02/50 Vanni/Traini 1'33''536 12. Oliver Martini Lola B02/50 Avelon 1'58''315 13. Stefano Gattuso Lola B02/50 Autosport 1 lap 14. Ivan Bellarosa Lola B02/50 Avelon 5 laps 15. Francesco Dracone Lola B02/50 Euronova 8 laps
Drivers' ranking Euroseries 3000 1. Ricci 72 points 2. Bonanomi 69 3. Petrov 37 4. Rocha 29 5. Caceres 23 6. Rodriguez 22 7. Cressoni 21 8. Martini 19 9. Gattuso 18 10. Nocera 13 11. Cronje 13 12. D'Ambrosio 12 13. Tahinci 4 14. Ippoliti 3 15. Solieri 1 16. Bellarosa 0 17. Puglisi 0 18. Dracone 0 19. Làszlò 0 20. Ciompi 0
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