CSAI: Monza race notes, champion crowned

Luca Filippi took his 4th win of the season in Monza yesterday, increasing his series lead to an unbeatable 57 points consequently securing the title of the inaugural 1 CSAI (Italian Federation) F.3000 Italia Trophy. Race Starting from...

Luca Filippi took his 4th win of the season in Monza yesterday, increasing his series lead to an unbeatable 57 points consequently securing the title of the inaugural 1 CSAI (Italian Federation) F.3000 Italia Trophy.

Race

Starting from pole, Filippi had a poor start and dropped behind Janis. Very quickly it became clear he was not settling for just bagging the points he needed to win the title, but fought hard lap after lap to regain the lead. Janis held the lead for almost two thirds of the race, but finally had to give way to Filippi's unrelenting attack.

Rocha Tuka took an excellent third place in his debut race, ahead of Engel and Ricci. A disappointing Sixth place for Toni Vilander, ahead of Piccini, who, for the first time of the week-end, did not suffer any engine problems and was able to gain many positions.

Luca Filippi: "I am so happy I was able to win both the race and Championship here a Monza in front of the 300 guests I had here today. This year has been fantastic me and I would like to thank everyone at Fisichella Motorsport and all those who helped me this year"

Enzo Coloni: "Luca has impressed us all year and am so excited for him and what a fantastic day to do it on! With Fernando also becoming Formula One world Champion today. Fernando won our Nissan Formula series in Spain back in 1999 and lets hope Luca follows in his footsteps"

Note: The 2005 CSAI F3000 Italian Trophy is an 8 round series organised by Coloni Motorsport, and is the most prestigious championship in Italian auto-racing. Both Lola B02/50 & B99/50 race cars are eligible to race

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