Open Telefonica Monza, Friday collective practice report

Barcelona, 29 September.- Andrea Belicchi (Doors Engineering) clocked today best lap time in the collective practice sessions of the penultimate round of the Open Telefonica series. Races to be held next Sunday. Belicchi was brilliant today and ...

Barcelona, 29 September.- Andrea Belicchi (Doors Engineering) clocked today best lap time in the collective practice sessions of the penultimate round of the Open Telefonica series. Races to be held next Sunday. Belicchi was brilliant today and lapped almost a second faster (1.45.199) than he did yesterday. Also a good performance by Frenchman Patrice Gay (Adrian Campos Motorsport), second today (7th yesterday) with 1.45.462.

Gay was today faster even than his team mate, current series leader Antonio Garcia (1.45.478). No worries for the Spaniard: he lapped yesterday in 1.45.171.

The biggest improvement today has been set by Italian Giuseppe Burlotti (Vergani Racing Espana). The driver from Brescia was fifth today,(1.45.795), one second faster than he was yesterday.

Six drivers below 1.46 today, practically all series title outsiders. Fourth place for Burgueno (Ergoline EC Motorsport, 1.45.529) and sixth for Portuguese Rui Aguas (Venturini Racing, 1.45.994).

Forecast of rain

Rain is very likely to appear tomorrow, the day of the qualifying practices, and also on Sunday for the races. The qualifying practices will take place at 10.00 hours (grid first race) and at 14.00 hours (grid second race).

CURRENT STANDINGS: 1. Antonio Garcia (ESP), 167 points; 2. Giuseppe Burlotti (ITA), 140 p.; 3. Rui Aguas (POR), 119 p.; 4. Angel Burgue=F1o (ESP), 105 p.; 5. Patrice Gay (FRA), 95 p.; 6. Jean Christophe Ravier (FRA), 76 p.

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Series Other open wheel
Drivers Antonio Garcia , Adrian Campos , Rui Aguas , Andrea Belicchi , Patrice Gay