EU3000: Spa Friday practice two notes, times

Tight battle between Ricci and Bonanomi. Good results for Petrov, Martini and Rocha Great performance in the second Euroseries 3000 practice in Spa-Francorchamps. On the completely dried track, the Fisichella Motorsports duo put on an awesome...

Tight battle between Ricci and Bonanomi. Good results for Petrov, Martini and Rocha

Great performance in the second Euroseries 3000 practice in Spa-Francorchamps. On the completely dried track, the Fisichella Motorsports duo put on an awesome show for the top spot. Giacomo Ricci and Marco Bonanomi battled all the session to create an intresting and tight head-to-head, maybe as a preview for tomorrow qualifying session. In the end was Ricci to set the best time in 2'07"107, while Bonanomi was already in the pits. He was the first to set the fast time (2'08"016), followed by Ricci (2'07"974).

Then a battle again, before the last shot, with new tires. The FMS drivers seemed to be slower in the closing stages, at least until Ricci's great final lap. A good comeback for Vitaly Petrov in 3rd: the russian was able to get costant improvement in laptimes, stealing the position from Martini (Avelon). Tuka Rocha started to lap seriously for Astromega after studyng a new set-up, earning a good 5th place in front of Matteo Cressoni and Roldan Rodriguez. Paolo Nocera closed 8th, ahead of Ivan Bellarosa and Stefano Gattuso, who suffered an engine trouble that kept him in the pits this morning. <pre> FREE PRACTICE SESSION 2 ROUND 3 Spa Francorchamps

Pos Driver              Car              Team           Time
1.  Giacomo Ricci       Lola B02/50      FMS            2,07"107
2.  Marco Bonanomi      Lola B02/50      FMS            2,07"210
3.  Vitaly Petrov       Lola B02/50      Euronova       2,07"526
4.  Oliver Martini      Lola B02/50      Avelon         2,07"542
5.  Tuka Rocha          Lola B02/50      Astromega      2,07"960
6.  Matteo Cressoni     Lola B02/50      Vanni/Traini   2,08"061
7.  Roldan Rodriguez    Lola B02/50      Minardi        2,08"165
8.  Paolo Nocera        Lola B02/50      FMS            2,08"330
9.  Ivan Bellarosa      Lola B02/50      Avelon         2,08"887
10. Marcello Puglisi    Lola B02/50      Euronova       2,09"293
11. Juan Caceres        Lola B02/50      Minardi        2,09"461
12. Stefano Gattuso     Lola B02/50      Autosport      2,09"486
13. Gavin Cronje        Lola B02/50      Autosport      2,10"163
14. Jason Tahinci       Lola B02/50      Astromega      2,11"811

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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