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Italia: Vallelunga race one report

Nocera rules ahead of Termine and Bortolotti Twists-full race one at Vallelunga with Paolo Maria Nocera absolute ruler (he scored the fastest lap of the race as well), ahead of Giuseppe Termine and Mirko Bortolotti. Retire for Pablo Sanchez...

Nocera rules ahead of Termine and Bortolotti

Twists-full race one at Vallelunga with Paolo Maria Nocera absolute ruler (he scored the fastest lap of the race as well), ahead of Giuseppe Termine and Mirko Bortolotti. Retire for Pablo Sanchez Lopez, victim of a contact in the initial stages of the race when the classification leader Efisio Marchese concluded with a seventh position only, after engine problems during qualifying.

The title fight sees now Marchese at the lead with 84 points one point clear of Nocera. Lopez and Bortolotti follow in third position with 72 points. <pre> The race standings follows:

1  6 Paolo Maria Nocera         Lucidi Motors
2 12 Giuseppe Termine           Team Ghinzani       +7.081
3 16 Mirko Bortolotti           Minardi by Corbetta +7.507
4  5 Nicola De Marco            Lucidi Motors       +16.939
5  9 Jacopo Faccioni            Scuderia NT         +19.343
6 11 Paolo Bossini              Team Ghinzani       +20.767
7  7 Efisio Marchese            Europa Corse        +23.697
8 92 Federico Del Rosso (TN-B)  Cherubini Racing    +1'11.274
9 91 Luigi Folloni (TN-B)       Bellspeed           +1'34.919

Fastest lap: Paolo Maria Nocera Lucidi Motors 1'32.628

</pre> Paolo Maria Nocera:

"I knew that I would have been competitive at Vallelunga: this victory is particularly important because it sets me definitely back on for the title fight. Tomorrow's race will be as important but I am really satisfied by the setup of my single seater and therefore I am hopeful."

Giuseppe Termine:

"Finally the result that I long waited arrived. I am very happy: the race went really well for me I always have had a good pace and I reckon that the second place is a highly deserved one."

Mirko Bortolotti:

"The third place is a strict result for me because I was faster than Termine but he has been very skilled in closing every single passage. His car had a consistent oil leakage and this created some grip problems to me. I am partially again in the title battle but after Varano things are pretty much hard for me".

-credit: f3italia.it

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Series F3
Drivers Paolo Bossini , Giuseppe Termine , Pablo Sanchez Lopez , Mirko Bortolotti