EU V6: DAMS Friday qualifying, race one notes

Spa qualifying 2 & Race 1 - Jani Mr pole takes dominant win. Neel Jani set an impressive lap time in today's qualifying with a flat spot on his front right tire. After these 2 dominant qualifying sessions, Neel Jani had no rival in the Sprint ...

Spa qualifying 2 & Race 1 - Jani Mr pole takes dominant win.

Neel Jani set an impressive lap time in today's qualifying with a flat spot on his front right tire. After these 2 dominant qualifying sessions, Neel Jani had no rival in the Sprint Race. Left from the pole, the Helvetian took the lead of the race guiding the group on the climb of the Raidillon and kept control of the race until the finish without pressure from the following cars.

Neel Jani 1st : "The car was nearly perfect in this morning qualifying, I did not expect to be so quick because I did a flat spot on my tire on my first lap and it was getting worse and worse lap after lap, and when I set the pole on my 3rd lap the car had a massive vibration. The race was a great satisfaction but it was not as easy as it looked, Sharp did a mistake close from the finish, it proves that everybody was pushing hard. I am still 33 points behind Belicchi but we keep good chances for the championship, in fact I would be happy to do what Lopez did to me last year!"

Bruce Lorgere-Roux 9th : "There was an improvement since yesterday but I think I loose a little bit of time in sector 2, the technical part. I had gearbox troubles during the race, in that condition it is positive to bring some points."

Memo Rojas 14th : "We are 1.2 seconds quicker than yesterday which is the best progression of all drivers but it is really difficult to improve more due to the time lost Wednesday. For the race it was nearly impossible to get some points with a rolling start and no pit stop..."

Saturday 31 July 11.20 : Grand race (live on Eurosport) <pre> RACE 1 RESULTS - RESULTATS COURSE 1 1 - Neel Jani DAMS 12 Laps 2 - George Mondini Eurointernational 3"722 3 - Andrea Belicchi AFC 4"608 4 - Christian Montanari Victory 7"644 5 - Ryan Sharp Jenzer 10"880 6 - Hayanari Shimoda Price 12"636 7 - Stefano Proetto Eurointernational 21"240 8 - Damien Pasini Victory 22"073 9 - Bruce Lorgere-Roux DAMS 27"671 10 - Robert Bell Price 27"925 11 - Sven Barth Interwetten 28"959 12 - Matteo Meneghello AFC 29"584 13 - Pastor Maldonado Cram 30"968 14 - Memo Rojas DAMS 35"903 15 - Andreas Feichtner Jenzer 36"677 16 - Cesar Campanico Cram 50"018

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Series Formula Renault
Drivers Memo Rojas , Hayanari Shimoda , Christian Montanari , Neel Jani , Cesar Campanico , Matteo Meneghello , Pastor Maldonado , Ryan Sharp , Damien Pasini , Bruce Lorgere-Roux , Andrea Belicchi , Sven Barth
Teams DAMS