2000: Argentinian drivers Vallelunga report

Report of the Italian Formula Renault season opener at Vallelunga. A fantastic work completed the two Argentinian drivers Esteban Guerrieri and Rafael Morgestern in the season opener of the Italian Formula Renault disputed in the circuit of ...

Report of the Italian Formula Renault season opener at Vallelunga.

A fantastic work completed the two Argentinian drivers Esteban Guerrieri and Rafael Morgestern in the season opener of the Italian Formula Renault disputed in the circuit of Vallalunga, near to Roma.

Guerrieri, driver of the Cram Competition, took the two victories of the weekend, while Morgestern finished fourth in the first race and tenth in the second race. A very good result for the champion of the Argentinian Formula Renault in his debut in Europe.

Guerrieri, who finished finished third in the 2002 Championship of the German Formula Renault with 225 points, after four victories and six podiums, started to build this result in the qualify session where he won the pole position for the seond race while he qualified third for the first competition. Guerrieri marked the official record of the circuit with 1.11.513 leaving behind the best lap of Felipe Massa, 1.11.70.

On sunday Guerrieri led all the laps of the two races and those were his words after the amazing weekend: "In the first race I started third but I took the leadership very quick, leaving behind the Finn Vilander and the Japanese Hirate, then I made a difference of two seconds in the first five laps and by halfway through I had some problems of grip in the back, however I could regulate the race and take the victory. In the second race I did a great start from the pole and I made a difference with the second, but the Pace Car entered beause of an incedent. Then I did again a good gap but four laps before the end the Pace Car cut the race again. I leave very happy from Vallelunga with the two victories and now I see with good eyes the next race in the circuit of Magione", completed the 18 years old driver.

The next race of the Italian Formula Renault will be in May 4th.

FIRST RACE
1° Guerrieri, Esteban (Cram) 32.54.735
2° Vilander, Tony (RP) + 04.499
3° Perera, Frank (Prema) + 10.822
4° Morgerstern, Rafael (Durango) + 16.358
5° Streit, Robert (Prema) + 20.892

SECOND RACE
1° Guerrieri, Esteban (Cram) 39.15.859
2° Maldonado, Pastor (Cram) + 0.807
3° Perera, Frank (Prema) + 2.100
4° Streit, Robert (Prema) + 5.336
5° Massironi, Mauro, (Alan Racing) + 5.648
10° Morgerstern, Rafael (Durango)

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Series Formula Renault
Drivers Felipe Massa , Esteban Guerrieri