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Magny-Cours: DAMS team race one report

Magny-Cours race 1 -- Monfardini takes 8th place giving him pole position for tomorrow, Perera retired Ferdinando Monfardini will start from the 1st position on tomorrow's race after taking 8th place in today's long race in Magny-Cours....

Magny-Cours race 1 -- Monfardini takes 8th place giving him pole position for tomorrow, Perera retired

Ferdinando Monfardini will start from the 1st position on tomorrow's race after taking 8th place in today's long race in Magny-Cours. Ferdinando has made an impressive performance today, he managed to push enough in the crucial moments in order to gain the point of 8th place on the track, he passed 2 cars on the start and 3 more during the race. From 14th place on the grid, he has made another demonstration of his level of performance in racing with an impressive progression in the classification.

Ferdinando Monfardini : "For the second time in my career I will start in the front row of a GP2 race, it is amazing. My start was very good and I passed 2 cars. During the first lap I had a good fight with Di Grassi, it was hot but I could not pass him. I spent 11 laps behind him and we decided to stop for the tyre change as I was loosing some time behind him. I got back on track behind Jani, I passed him at the braking of Adelaide hairpin. The car was good and I managed to pass more cars, Viso in Imola esses and Yoshimoto in the 180, at that time I reached the 8th position. In the end of the race I decided to manage without risk, I was just driving fast enough to make a gap over Yoshimoto but Di Grassi was too far to try something. The start will be crucial tomorrow, and I have a good chance to make a big result."

Today's race became a nightmare for Franck Perera when he stalled on the start of the formation lap. He left from the last position and passed several cars before a retired due to a technical problem.

Race 2 Sunday 16th July 10.00

-www.dams.fr

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Series GP2
Drivers Ferdinando Monfardini , Franck Perera
Teams DAMS