EU3000: Spa Friday practice one notes, times

Bonanomi sets an early pace in the cold and wet Spa Cold and damp in Spa Francorchamps for the first Euroseries 3000 practice. Fourteen B02/50 cars hit the track in the morning, with Marco Bonanomi (Fisichella Motorsport) taking the best lap in...

Bonanomi sets an early pace in the cold and wet Spa

Cold and damp in Spa Francorchamps for the first Euroseries 3000 practice. Fourteen B02/50 cars hit the track in the morning, with Marco Bonanomi (Fisichella Motorsport) taking the best lap in 2'09"104. He was followed by Avelon's Oliver Martini, second in 2'10"275, while championship leader Giacomo Ricci closed the top three, in front of team-mate Paolo Nocera.

Bonanomi progressively cut laptimes trough the session, with the track getting less wet. First taste of the championship for both new Astromega drivers, Tuka Rocha (present in the first races) and Jason Thainci (debuting in the series, and usually racing in the GP2 championship). The duo took no risks trying to get known with the team and cars.

<pre> FREE PRACTICE SESSION 1 - ROUND 3 Spa Francorchamps

Pos Driver              Car              Team           Time
1.  Marco Bonanomi      Lola B02/50      FMS            2'09"104
2.  Oliver Martini      Lola B02/50      Avelon         2'10"275
3.  Giacomo Ricci       Lola B02/50      FMS            2'10"551
4.  Paolo Nocera        Lola B02/50      FMS            2'10"685
5.  Vitaly Petrov       Lola B02/50      Euronova       2'11"602
6.  Matteo Cressoni     Lola B02/50      Vanni/Traini   2'11"674
7.  Roldan Rodriguez    Lola B02/50      Minardi        2'13"122
8.  Gavin Cronje        Lola B02/50      Autosport      2'13"211
9.  Juan Caceres        Lola B02/50      Minardi        2'13"610
10. Ivan Bellarosa      Lola B02/50      Avelon         2'13"640
11. Marcello Puglisi    Lola B02/50      Euronova       2'13"975
12. Tuka Rocha          Lola B02/50      Astromega      2'15"444
13. Jason Tahinci       Lola B02/50      Astromega      2'16"953
14. Stefano Gattuso     Lola B02/50      Autosport      2'24"799

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Series Auto GP
Drivers Marco Bonanomi , Jason Tahinci , Stefano Gattuso , Matteo Cressoni , Ivan Bellarosa , Tuka Rocha , Juan Caceres , Vitaly Petrov , Giacomo Ricci , Gavin Cronje , Marcello Puglisi , Paolo Nocera