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Italia: Series Magione race two report

Magione: Zampieri wins race two, the comment of protagonists Alberto Locatelli (Alan Racing Team, Team Owner): "Our performances are getting more and more interesting and I believe that Sanchez would have probably been on the podium of race...

Magione: Zampieri wins race two, the comment of protagonists

Alberto Locatelli (Alan Racing Team, Team Owner):

"Our performances are getting more and more interesting and I believe that Sanchez would have probably been on the podium of race two as well. We already identified the technical problem that stopped the Mexican driver before the start and in the coming days we are gonna evaluate the solution to adopt. I am very satisfied by Comi's constant growth, he is working in a very constructive way with engineers and with his team mate".

Eleonora Marcone (RC Motorsport, Direttore Sportivo):

"Unfortunately, we missed for a nothing the sixth place in race one which would have given us race two's pole. In race two our car stopped with two laps to go due to some technical problems that we will investigate before Mugello's tests on Tuesday".

Angelo Corbetta (Corbetta Competizioni, Team Principal):

"Despite being held in particular conditions, race two gave us some positive feedback on the work we have done in these weeks. Just to use a metaphor, we are not yet out of the tunnel but we are starting to see the light; Cicatelli got some points in both maches and in race two he got closer to the podium, while Cinti made his debut in Formula 3 without mistakes. I think we are working in the right direction: it is not easy to recover in the heat of the race but we are trying and at Mugello we count on a further step forward".

Enrico Glorioso (Gloria Pro Team, Team Owner):

"Our team is moving its first steps and there are a lot of mechanisms that still need refinement. All our rivals, on the contrary, have several years of experience in Formula 3 behind their back, therefore I think it is unavoidable to find some initial difficulties. Mugello should be the last steep weekend for us, after it things should start gradually to improve".

Zampieri is now at the lead of the classification with 49 points, followed by Campos-Hull (47), Campana (46) and Zipoli (38). Next round of the Italian Formula 3 championship is due next 21 June at Mugello.

Second seasonal success for Daniel Zampieri (BVM-Target), who won at Magione a race made uncertain by intermitting rain. Behind him, Sergio Campana (Lucidi Motors) and Marco Zipoli (Team Ghinzani).

A few seconds before the start, a twist hit Pablo Sanchez-Lopez (Alan Racing Team) who stalled on the grid due to an electric problem to his Mygale-FPT Racing. A few minutes within the race, the persisting rain, despite not being heavy, induced some of the drivers to go to the pits to switch to wet tyres, a choice not favoured by the successive stop of the precipitations that gave free way to drivers with slick tyres.

Giuseppe Mazzotti (BVM-Target, Team Manager):

"We keep the championship lead at the end of a tough weekend: we lost a few points in race one and we recovered with a good victory in race two. The classification is more compact now at the lead and we are gonna have a good fight for the title. Liberati had some problems in defining the setup but I am sure he has great potential; with some more experience he will become one of the protagonists of this championship".

Gabriele Lucidi (Lucidi Motors, Team Principal):

"Magione's weekend confirmed our good season start: Campana's gap from the classification leader is minimal, a situation that's definitely better than last year's; we miss the victory, but this does not concern me. The other two single seaters are growing too, Prandi obtained his first points of the season and Nava strengthened his position in the classification".

Grazia Troncon (Prema Powerteam, Team Manager):

"We come back from Magione with a victory and some useful points for the classification. Weather was difficult to predict in race two and Daniel decided to get into the pits to switch to rain tyres before his rivals. At that point it was difficult to understand what the best strategy was and, unfortunately, ours did not pay off. Castellacci is now working well with the team and we know the direction to follow to improve; now a fast track like Mugello awaits us, which definitely suits better our characteristics".

Piercarlo Ghinzani (Team Ghinzani, Team Owner):

"Zipoli harvested some important points in both races keeping a results constancy that is crucial in terms of the title fight. Cicognani had a less happy weekend and in race two he has been victim of an electric problem which we are going to investigate".

-credit: f3 italia

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Series F3
Drivers Sergio Campana , Daniel Zampieri , Marco Zipoli , Pablo Sanchez