Portimao: Matteo Bobbi race report

1000KM OF ALGARVE: BOBBI RIGHT AT THE FEET OF THE PODIUM 03/08/2009 - New points and podium just missed by Matteo Bobbi at Algarve in the third round of the Le Mans Series 2009. In qualifying, the number 30 Lola B09/08 belonging to Racing Box...

1000KM OF ALGARVE: BOBBI RIGHT AT THE FEET OF THE PODIUM

03/08/2009 - New points and podium just missed by Matteo Bobbi at Algarve in the third round of the Le Mans Series 2009.

In qualifying, the number 30 Lola B09/08 belonging to Racing Box team set the sixth fastest time of class LM P2, a result that was relatively significative in an endurance race. During the race in fact, the rhythm kept by Bobbi and his crew-mates Thomas Biagi and Andrea Piccini was constantly high and allowed them to get back up to the second position.

At half of the fourth hour an hydraulic problem to the gear box unfortunately required a pit stop almost three laps long: back on track, Bobbi was again sixth and started a recover ended with the fourth final position.

Matteo Bobbi:

"The problem at the gear box certainly conditioned our result: victory was probably difficult to get but without inconvenience we would have probably finished second. In classification we can still fill the six points gap from the leader but it will be crucial to be very competitive in the last two races".

Next round of the Le Mans Series is scheduled for 23 August at Nurburgring.

-credit: matteobobbi.com

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Series European Le Mans
Drivers Andrea Piccini , Matteo Bobbi , Thomas Biagi