Maiden Pole for Montanari!
The last race of the Italian F.3 Championship at Vallelunga (which will assign 2003 Champion title) began under the sign of Coloni Motorsport: the two Lola Dome -- Mugen Honda of the Italian team dominated in fact both free practice and qualifying, with Christian Montanari who took a maiden pole setting an incredible 1.08.799, ahead of his teammate Marco Bonanomi, second with 1.09.095.
After the Monza 1-2, Coloni Motorsport wants to confirm at Vallelunga too the performances that had allowed Christian Montanari and Marco Bonanomi to earn respectively first and second place: the pole position taken by Montanari is important not only because brings the Sammarinese driver closer to the first place in drivers' standings, but also because the whole team can approach to the most important race of 2003 with more tranquility.
A great result for the Italian Marco Bonanomi too, the only driver close to Montanari, who will start from the front row on Sunday, aiming at a good outcome in order to improve his position in standings. Bonanomi and Montanari, after the wins of Imola, Mugello and Monza, are showing that also at Vallelunga --one of the most prestigious tracks in Italy and Europe- the Lola Dome -- Mugen Honda of Coloni Motorsport is the most competitive car and there is great satisfaction in the team for the result achieved.
Coloni Motorsport now looks forward to the Sunday race, which will start at 15.30 (GMT +1).
Christian Montanari, 1st -- 1.08.799: "The pole position I took today is really important for us, we earned another point and all is going right. We have an excellent pace, we proved it starting from Friday until now, and the Lola Dome is simply perfect! For the Sunday race I'm very confident".
Marco Bonanomi, 2nd -- 1.09.095: "Qualifying today went really good, I'm very close to Christian and my car is ok. Tomorrow I will do my best and I will aim at a great result".