EU3000: Silverstone race one notes, results

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

-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