Spa-Francorchamps results and notes

-----FORMULA 3000 INTERNATIONAL 1997 - Round 8 at Spa-Francorchamp------ Pos Driver Team Time Grid ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 1 Jason Watt/DK ...

-----FORMULA 3000 INTERNATIONAL 1997 - Round 8 at Spa-Francorchamp------ Pos Driver Team Time Grid ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 1 Jason Watt/DK Den Bla Avis 1'05:19.036 2 2 Max Wilson/BR Edenbridge Racing + 0.286 8 3 Boris Derichebourg/F Astromega 20.879 6 4 Cyrille Sauvage/F Draco Engineering 21.959 24 5 Ricardo Zonta/BR Super Nova Racing Ltd 30.426 5 6 Stephen Watson/ZA Durango Formula 32.657 7 7 Pedro Couceiro/P Draco Engineering 32.846 16 8 Jamie Davis/GB DAMS 33.061 15 9 Rui Aguas/P Nordic Racing Ltd. 40.026 17 10 Thomas Schie/N Bob Salisbury Engineering 43.369 13 11 Gaston Mazzacane/RA Auto Sport Racing 44.685 19 12 James Taylor/GB Bob Salisbury Engineering 1:15.443 26 13 Werner Lupberger/ZA Edenbridge Racing -1 lap 10 14 Laurent Redon/F Super Nova Racing Ltd -2 laps 9

FL: Rui Aguas 2:13.517 (=187.877 kph)

Pole sitter, Dane Tom Kristensen had a wild crash in second lap at "Blanchimont", the fastest curve at Spa. His Lola suddenly broke out and was catapulted into the guardrails several times left and right. Argentine Emiliano Spataro while trying to avoid hitting the wreck, pushed Biagi's car into a collision with Davis Cook's Lola who got airborne and hit Biagi's helmet with a wheel. Both drivers sustained unhurt. Tom Kristensen broke down after climbing out of his wreck. Doctors later diagnosed several hard bruises only. The race was red flagged and the restart was stopped again because of two stalled cars, Oliver Tichy and Craig Lowndes. After the third start everything went perfect for Jason Watt's first win.

Standings: Pos Driver Pts ------------------------------------ 1 Riccardo Zonta 29 2 Juan-Pablo Montoya 23.5 3 Jamie Davis 22 4 Tom Kristensen 19 Jason Watt 19 6 Max Wilson 17 7 Soheil Ayari 11 8 Oliver Tichy 8 Laurent Redon 8 10 Pedro Couceiro 6 Dino Morelli 6 12 Rui Aguas 5 Cyrille Sauvage 5 14 Patrick Lemarie 4 Boris Derichebourg 4 16 Craig Lowndes 3 Kurt Mollekens 3 18 Stephen Watson 2 19 Gonzalo Rodriguez 0.5

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