Russian Hopeful Daniil Move Scored his First Podium 2 Pole Positions and 1 Fastest Lap Proved ADM's Power ADM Motorsport experienced two different days during their debut at Oscherleben. After a fantastic qualifying and Russia's first...
Russian Hopeful Daniil Move Scored his First Podium
2 Pole Positions and 1 Fastest Lap Proved ADM's Power
ADM Motorsport experienced two different days during their debut at Oscherleben. After a fantastic qualifying and Russia's first podium finish on Saturday, the forecasts for race 2 seemed to be at least as promising with Luca Persiani starting from pole and his team mates Pierguidi and Move starting from the 2nd and 3rd row of the grid respectively. But the only highlight on Sunday remained Persiani's fastest lap.
Starting their debut on the East German track under mixed and mainly damp weather conditions was not a real handicap for ADM Motorsport as their rookies Alessandro Pierguidi and Daniil Move conquered the 1st row of the grid for the Milan based team. A result that was also based on perfect timing and strategy developed by team principal and "Mastermind" Renato Melchioretto.
Alessandro Pierguidi (Polesitter)
"It was very difficult out there, but I gave my very best and finally it was also a perfect moment to put on the slick tyres. I am very pleased with this result and considering it's only my second event in F3000 I am very optimistic for the future."
Race 1 Report
Bigazzi's Massimiliano Torre managed to pass Pierguidi and Move at the very beginning and then took full advantage of his leading position in the rain, especially as both ADM drivers tried to avoid any mistake. Russian hopeful Daniil Move was finally happy to score his first podium in F3000 International Masters, 6 seconds ahead of his Italian team mate. Luca Persiani and Tor Graves finished 8th and 14th respectively.
Daniel Move (3rd place)
"We know it was possible to win that race, for Alessandro and also for me. But at the end there is no reason to be unhappy about my first podium result. The car was extremely difficult to control and always sliding, so I decided not to be too aggressive."
Race 2 Report
Reversed grid positions for race 2 increased the confidence of Brands Hatch winner Luca Persiani but the young Roman missed the start. Unfortunatly the same mistake happened to Daniel Move. ADM's third youngun Alessandro Pierguidi had to retire after a collision in the 12th lap and completed a black Sunday for ADM Motorsport. Luca Persiani set an impressive fastest lap of 1:19.0 min proving the potential of his blue-white race car.
Renato Melchioretto (Team Principal)
"The race result didn't reflect our true potential, that's quite obvious, In Race 2 our cars run between 1 and 1,5 seconds faster than the others. We have to accept that, this is a learning year for our drivers with a lot of ups and downs. We had a fantastic qualifying, set the quickest lap by far on Sunday and we scored the first podium with a Russian driver in F3000 International Masters. Nevertheless, for the future I am expecting that we give everything to avoid these kind of unforced errors."