Spa: Trident Racing event summary

The Auto GP weekend at Spa-Francorchamps ended today as the championship's two races were run at the Belgian venue. Trident Racing is heading back home disappointed for missing a solid chance for a podium finish in the series' third...

The Auto GP weekend at Spa-Francorchamps ended today as the championship's two races were run at the Belgian venue. Trident Racing is heading back home disappointed for missing a solid chance for a podium finish in the series' third round.

After a troubled qualification from both drivers, forced to take off respectively from 10th and 12th, Julian Leal proved strong on the feature race, as he quickly recovered by being among the fastest men on-track. By ending up in 7th, he was awarded the chance to take off from the front row on race 2. Fabrizio Crestani, running with the team for the first time, had some issues in finding a good feeling with the car at the start. From the pitstop onwards, he managed to increase his pace progressively, ending up in 11th.

At the start of Race 2, the team had great expectations on Julian's front row start, as there were great chances for him to score valuable points for himself as well as for Trident Racing. Unfortunately, the earlier hopes disappeared when Julian was rear-ended at turn 7 by Jan Charouz and suddenly forced to retire.

Crestani drove a profitable sprint race. He lapped on some really consistent times and clinching 8th place with a couple of great passes.

-source: tridnet racing

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