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Paolo Maria Nocera 2007 Italian Champion Double victory for Paolo Maria Nocera that is the new 2007 Italian Champion. The Lucidi Motors driver dominated the whole season's concluding weekend and his leadership was never questioned. With the...

Paolo Maria Nocera 2007 Italian Champion

Double victory for Paolo Maria Nocera that is the new 2007 Italian Champion. The Lucidi Motors driver dominated the whole season's concluding weekend and his leadership was never questioned. With the third place in race two due to an accident with De Marco, Efisio Marchese concludes his season in second position while Pablo Sanchez Lopez stands in third position after dominating race two before getting off track for a mistake.

In the CSAI Trophy, victory for Matteo Cozzari that won the class A championship, while Federico Del Rosso gets the crown of B class. <pre> The classification of the two races:

Race 1

1 6 Paolo Maria Nocera Lucidi Motors 2 4 Fabrizio Crestani Minardi by Corbetta +4.636 3 14 Pablo Sanchez Lopez Alan Racing +13.710 4 3 Augusto Scalbi Minardi by Corbetta +18.614 5 12 Giuseppe Termine Team Ghinzani +23.992 6 11 Paolo Bossini Team Ghinzani +33.172 7 51 Matteo Cozzari (TN-A) Europa Corse +35.054 8 5 Nicola De Marco Lucidi Motors +1'32.060 9 61 Luciano Baldazzi (TN-A) AB Motorsport + 1 lap 10 94 Salvatore Cardullo (TN-B) Cherubini Racing + 1 lap 11 52 Giampiero Negrotti (TN-A) System Team + 3 laps 12 16 Mirko Bortolotti Minardi by Corbetta + 6 laps 13 9 Jacopo Faccioni Scuderia NT + 8 laps 14 7 Efisio Marchese Europa Corse Retired 15 15 Sergey Mokshantsev Alan Racing Retired 16 92 Federico Del Rosso (TN-B) Cherubini Racing Retired

Race 1 fastest lap: Fabrizio Crestani (Minardi by Corbetta) 1'48.074

Race 2

1 6 Paolo Maria Nocera Lucidi Motors 2 3 Augusto Scalbi Minardi by Corbetta +7.838 3 7 Efisio Marchese Europa Corse +11.450 4 12 Giuseppe Termine Team Ghinzani +17.173 5 16 Mirko Bortolotti Minardi by Corbetta +28.165 6 11 Paolo Bossini Team Ghinzani +29.736 7 14 Pablo Sanchez Lopez Alan Racing + 5 laps 8 4 Fabrizio Crestani Minardi by Corbetta Retired 9 5 Nicola De Marco Lucidi Motors Retired 10 15 Sergey Mokshantsev Alan Racing Retired 11 9 Jacopo Faccioni Scuderia NT Retired

Race 2 fastest lap: Paolo Maria Nocera (Lucidi Motors) 1'48.243

Final classification of the Formula 3 Italian Championship:

Nocera 114 Marchese 93 Lopez 86 Bortolotti 81 Crestani 74 De Marco 67 Termine 52 Scalbi 42 Bossini 35 Faccioni 11

Paolo Maria Nocera

"I am extremely satisfied: it has been a though battle, in a season whereby talented opponents like Sanchez and Marchese fought till the very end for the victory. Lucidi Team worked with the maximum professionalism throughout the season even if we had some tense moments that allowed us to improve technically; my sincere thanks go to all the members of the team. This title is merit of sponsors as well that believed in me since the beginning of the season. I owe much to Autogroup Italia as well as to all partners that with their support allowed my victory. My attention is now to the 2008 season. At the end of the month I will be involved in GP2 tests at Paul Ricard both in the day promoted by F3Italia.it and SportAutoMoto and in following days. A commitment that I hope will prelude my partcipation to the next championship".

Gabriele Lucidi (Lucidi Motors, Team Manager):

"It has been a though season. We dominated the first part of the season but at the middle of the season we had some difficulties. The team answered with great determination and we had a high level final part of the season that allowed us to get the title. My compliments to Nocera, he proved to be fast throughout the season without committing errors, as well as to all the guys of the team that always worked with determination, certain of reaching the final victory. We spent the last few weeks working for the next season and being the champion team will be a further spur. I am awaiting CSAI to announce 2008 technical regulations in a few days in such a way to allow us to define our programmes".

Moreno Leonardi (Europa Corse, Team Manager):

"I am both satisfied and disappointed. The Europa Corse Team was battling for three titles this weekend, considering Formula Azzurra too, and we got one. Marchese's championship unfortunately finished with race one, whereby he concluded sanded without blame. This is something that happens in motor racing, but I'd rather had a battle till the last kilometer."

Alberto Locatelli (Alan Racing, Team Manager):

"Pablo was keen to win Monza to dedicate a victory to all team's guys but unfortunatley he committed the only mistake of the season right in the last race. The outcome of our championship is positive anyway: we fought till the end for the title even if we missed two races."

Giorgio Faccioni (Scuderia NT, Team Manager):

"It has been a very difficult weekend for us: we had engine problems since free practices that penalized us both in qualifying and race one. The situation got worse between the two races and this unfortunately prevented us to take part to race two."

-credit: f3italia.it

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Series F3
Drivers Paolo Bossini , Giuseppe Termine , Fabrizio Crestani , Pablo Sanchez Lopez , Mirko Bortolotti , Sergey Mokshantsev , Pablo Sanchez