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Hockenheimring: Gabriele Lancieri race report

Lancieri KO in Hockenheim Due To A Technical Problem. Gabriele Lancieri's race ended prematurely on the German race track in Hockenheim this weekend. At the end of the second hour of the race, the driver from Imola, who was behind the wheel...

Lancieri KO in Hockenheim Due To A Technical Problem.

Gabriele Lancieri's race ended prematurely on the German race track in Hockenheim this weekend. At the end of the second hour of the race, the driver from Imola, who was behind the wheel of his Saleen, had a technical problem . Lancieri was forced to park his car at the side of the track during his 65th lap.

A real pity for Gabriele who drove impeccably during his turn and who set the same times as his opponent Gardel . Gardel later on took home the victory with his team-mate Matteo Bobbi.

The Saleen still has problems with the endurance part of the race. The car is fast during the qualifications but isn't able to keep up the pace with its opponents during the race. Moreover, the car isn't very reliable.

Gabriele Lancieri

"I was counting on finishing the race in the top ten positions but once again the car didn't give us a hand .After a positive qualification, I was expecting more. Instead we still have a lot of work to do to try to keep up with the leaders. Ruberti started off fairly well but didn't manage to keep the 5place due to a few braking problems.

When he handed the car over to me, we were in 11th place. At the point, I decided that I had to increase my pace to try to catch up to the others but my climb to the top was interrupted at the 65th lap. I had a problem with my rear axle and Graham Nash's technicians will be working on that in the next few days.

My next race behind the wheel of the Saleen, will be in Imola in September. Imola is my home turf and I hope that I'll be able to satisfy my fans and my sponsors. I also hope that in the meantime, the car will improve. The car is fast during the qualifying session but it suffers a lot during the race and isn't reliable yet."

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