CAR RACING-OPEN TELEFÃ“NICA (Round 6: Donington Park) Donington Park, August 5.- Spanish driver Angel Burgueno (Ergoline EC Motorsport) has clocked best lap times in both qualifying practices for the sixth round of the Open Telefonica...
CAR RACING-OPEN TELEFÓNICA (Round 6: Donington Park)
Donington Park, August 5.- Spanish driver Angel Burgueno (Ergoline EC Motorsport) has clocked best lap times in both qualifying practices for the sixth round of the Open Telefonica series, tomorrow at Donington Park. Burgueno will start both races from the pole-position after dominating both qualis. The Spaniard has always undergone fantastic performances at Donington and these two first poles this season put him on the best mood to win the first race this season. Both two first seeded in the overall standings, Antonio Garcia and Giuseppe Burlotti, are really tight in lap times so excitement tomorrow may come to its peak. Third in overall, Portuguese Rui Aguas, has not had a good day today. He finished the qualifiers in positions 6 and 10. Aguas will have to take more than a single risk if he wants to continue fighting for the championship.
<pre> Results First Session (grid Race 1/16 laps) 1. Angel Burgueño (ESP, Ergoline EC Motorsport) 1:28.204 a 164, 197 km/h 2. Antonio García (ESP, Adrián Campos Motorsport) a 0.577 3. Giuseppe Burlotti (ITA, Vergani Racing España) a 0.665 4. Andrea Belicchi (ESP, Ergoline EC Motorsport) a 0.631 5. Jean Christophe Ravier (FRA, Epsilon by Graff) a 0.675
Results Second Session (grid Race 2/25 laps) 1. Angel Burgueño (ESP, Ergoline EC Motorsport) 1:27.849 a 164, 860 km/h 2. Antonio García (ESP, Adrián Campos Motorsport) a 0.374 3. Jean Christophe Ravier (FRA, Epsilon by Graff) a 0.563 4. Giuseppe Burlotti (ITA, Vergani Racing España) a 0.622 5. Laurent Delahaye (FRA, Ericsson Challenge by GTEC) a 0.934
</pre> This sixth round of series will be exciting. Series leader, Spaniard Antonio Garcia (137 points) is only 8 points ahead of Italian Giuseppe Burlotti (129). Portuguese Rui Aguas (third, with 103) is back to series fight after getting back 15 points following his appeal to the Spanish Federation.
Open Nissan 98 winner, Marc Gene (F1 driver with Minardi) will be present at Donington Park and will assist the TV commentator on site. Gené won both British races at Donington when he competed in the Open and still holds the best lap time in qualifying practices for the category.
SERIES STANDINGS: 1. Antonio Garcia, 137 points; 2. Giuseppe Burlotti, 129 p.; 3. Rui Aguas, 103 p.; 4. Patrice Gay, 89 p.; 5. Jean Christophe Ravier, 62 p.; 6. Angel Burgueno, 61 p.; 7. Andrea Belicchi, 46 p.
ANGEL BURGUENO: "The track was really slippery today. I believe that the kerosene left by the aircraft departing from the nearby airport, and the fact of the F3000 testing just before have had an influence. I still fight for the series, even though I realize that it will not be easy. My goal is achieving the best results possible till the end of series".
ANTONIO GARCIA: "The track was really strange today and yesterday's references were not valid. Being second on the grid is a major concern for the first race, because in the second one pit stop is decissive. The track had less grip today and I think the 3/10 of a second I lost today were there. Burgueno's pace tomorrow will be the key, and I hope rain tomorrow will not appear".
GIUSEPPE BURLOTTI: "Tomorrow there will be very close racing. Nothing is predictable, because today lap times were really tight, except Burgueno that today was fantastic. F3000 practice has rendered the track much slower than normal, and the ideal set up here is really difficult to achieve".