Valellunga, race two: Campos-Hull rules in the rain
Piercarlo Ghinzani (Team Ghinzani, Team Owner): "The sixth position in race one was idedal for Cicatelli to aim at the victory in race two; unfortunately the failure of an axel shaft prevented him from being protagonist in the second race. Cicognani was third in the first half of race two: he is growing a lot and satisfactions for him are starting to arrive".
Alberto Locatelli (Alan Racing Team, Team Owner): "This has not been a very exalting weekend for our colors: Sanchez-Lopez got points in both races but his gap to the leader is increased. Steep weekend for Comi too, who we hope will countercharge in the final round at Monza".
Angelo Corbetta (Corbetta Competizioni, Team Principal): "It has been a positive weekend for our team: in the initial stages of race one, Cinti has been victim of an accident that unfortunately caused him a contusion to the wrist. In race two he has been skilled in recovering from the back up to the seventh final place with which he strengthened his third place in the rookies' classification. Raimondo finished both races and obtained some points despite the difficult conditions in race two. This is a promising debut in Formula 3".
Enrico Glorioso (Gloria Pro Team, Team Owner): "We are satisfied by the first seasonal points obtained by Giulio in race two; we will have to investigate the failure affecting his car this morning at the last corner, and the problems that slowed down Federico".
The classification sees now Zampieri at the lead with 152 points, followed by Campos-Hull with 138, Zipoli with 136 and Campana with 131.
The final round of the season is due on the 18 October at Monza.
Daniel Campos Hull (Prema Powerteam) puts his mark at Vallelunga in a race two characterized by the rain. The Spanish driver fought a good duel with Stephane Richelmi (RC Motorsport) who led the first part of the race. The classification leader, Daniel Zampieri (BVM-Target), finished on the third step of the podium.
Protagonists' comment follows:
Gabriele Lucidi (Lucidi Motors, Team Principal): "After several unfavorable episodes we have been back to the success: Campana has been very good in race one's start and after that he ruled setting also the fastest lap. Points in race two keep him in the title fight that will probably be decided at Monza on the very end. Prandi is back into points, while Liberati's weekend, despite a good recovery in race one, has been spoiled by the accident in race one".
Grazia Troncon (Prema Powerteam, Team Manager): "Campos-Hull obtained an important victory for his classification with good overtaking. This keeps open some chances for the final round at Monza. In our spirt it's to try as hard as we can: filling the gap that separates Daniel from Zampieri is not gonna be easy, but we will have a go. Castellacci was unfortunately feverish and could not express his best in the home race, despite the great effort he put into it".
Giuseppe Mazzotti (BVM- Target, Team Manager): "Since qualifying, with our drivers in the first row, our weekend was heading in the right direction. Zampieri lost some ground in race one's start, but the second place is very useful for the championship; in race two he did not spare himself and he certainly deserved the podium. Zipoli in race two quickly slipped back eighth but he managed to recover up to the sixth place, a result that together with the third position obtained this morning, allows him to stay in the title fight".
Eleonora Marcone (RC Motorsport, Sportive Director): "Richelmi was at his first experience with Michelin rain tyres but he managed to be competitive anyway. Campos had a different pace and it was virtually impossible to keep him behind therefore we are extremely satisfied by this new podium".
-credit: f3 italia