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Thruxton: Rodolfo Avila race report

Avila concludes British F3 Championship with a the podium Macanese racing prospect Rodolfo Avila finished his first European season with a podium position at Thruxton, England. The 19-year-old driver from Macau SAR conquered the 4th position ...

Avila concludes British F3 Championship with a the podium

Macanese racing prospect Rodolfo Avila finished his first European season with a podium position at Thruxton, England. The 19-year-old driver from Macau SAR conquered the 4th position of National Class of British F3 International Series 2006.

Monsoon-like conditions played a crucial role in the outcome of the final two races of the season at UK's fastest circuit. With Race 1 starting under a safety car for the first two laps, a early spin by Avila saw him lose what would be a recovering race. Avila's hopes were soon dashed following a frustrating qualifying session and a wild race which left him languishing down in 5th (National Class) by the chequered flag. Race 2 started much better but Avila was taken off by an opponent on the second lap. The end of the race saw Performance Racing's Asian driver struggle for grip. A spin at the Complex on the fourth lap dropped him down again. Anyway Avila never gave up and managed to cross the finish line on the 3rd position.

Commenting on the round, Avila said, "It was a very difficult weekend. I felt no grip during all weekend. My first race had no story and in my second race I had a nice start but I've been thrown away by an opponent and spun. When I was pushing hard to recover my position I went off. Fortunately I get back to the track and managed to finish 3rd. My European season is over. Now I'm looking forward to Macau Grand Prix. That's my favourite race!"

The driver supported by Macau Government, Rio Casino, Hotel Fortuna, Macau-Slot.com, BNU, Gain Well Group, Tong-Lei, CESL-Asia, PAL - Asia Consult, RP Macau, Tsingtao Beer, Fat Siu Lau Restaurant, PT Asia and Sujika Crafts preparations for Macau Grand Prix is underway. Before East Asia Motorsport highlight, in the next week Macau SAR is going to host 1st Lusofonia Games and Avila wants "to wish very good luck to all the athletes! This event shows that my hometown is more than ever ready to host high-profile international sport meetings".

-credit: rodolfoavila.com

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