EU3000: Spa race two notes, results

Awesome win at the last lap for Ricci in front of Caceres and Gattuso Fourth win out of six races for Giacomo Ricci in the third round of the Euroseries 3000. The driver from Milan led for Fisichella Motorsport only the last of the 17...

Awesome win at the last lap for Ricci in front of Caceres and Gattuso

Fourth win out of six races for Giacomo Ricci in the third round of the Euroseries 3000. The driver from Milan led for Fisichella Motorsport only the last of the 17 scheduled laps. He took the position from Caceres after a spectacular but fair duel. The Spanish driver, who led almost all race, strongly defended himself from Bonanomi, Gattuso and Petrov, alternatively on second place. Ricci, whose car stalled at the start, gave way to a great comeback, passing all his rivals and challenging the victory in the closing stages.

Caceres was followed on lap 1 by Cressoni, Gattuso, Bonanomi, Petrov, Bellarosa, Rocha, Nocera and Cronje. Oliver Martini said goodbye to race 2 in the beginning, after a collision. Cressoni had a problem too, making a mistake at the bus stop during lap 2 and loosing two places. Bonanomi, who started in 8th due to his victory in race 1, tried to press Gattuso, but went offtrack, damaging his car and being forced to retire. On lap 6 Petrov overtook the AutoSport driver, while Nocera and Rocha made contact at the Souce forcing the Safety Car to come out.

At re-start, Caceres gained ground on the group, until the arrival of Ricci, who easily passed both Petrov and Gattuso. On the last lap Ricci forced Caceres to make a little mistake and profited from it to bring FMS another win. Gattuso closed in third place, in front of Petrov, Cressoni, Rodriguez, Nocera and Cronje. <pre> RACE 2 ROUND 3 Spa Francorchamps

1.  Giacomo Ricci       Lola B02/50      FMS    14 laps / 34'09"536
2.  Juan Caceres        Lola B02/50      Minardi        1"761
3.  Stefano Gattuso     Lola B02/50      Autosport      2"684
4.  Vitaly Petrov       Lola B02/50      Euronova       3"297
5.  Matteo Cressoni     Lola B02/50      Vanni/Traini   3"413
6.  Roldan Rodriguez    Lola B02/50      Minardi        3"843
7.  Paolo Nocera        Lola B02/50      FMS            5"245
8.  Gavin Cronje        Lola B02/50      Autosport      6"786
9.  Ivan Bellarosa      Lola B02/50      Avelon         13"012
10. Marcello Puglisi    Lola B02/50      Euronova       13"665
11. Jason Tahinci       Lola B02/50      Astromega      2 laps
12. Marco Bonanomi      Lola B02/50      FMS            7 laps
13. Tuka Rocha          Lola B02/50      Astromega      9 laps
14. Oliver Martini      Lola B02/50      Avelon         14 laps

Fastest lap: Roldan Rodriguez Lola B02/50 Minardi 2:09.040

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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