Puebla: ROAL Motorsport weekend summary

At the return from the exit at Puebla (Mexico) theatre of the second round of the WTCC 2009, Roberto Ravaglia, Team Principal of ROAL Motorsport, draws the balance of the racing weekend: "The exit in Mexico was, on the paper, particularly ...

At the return from the exit at Puebla (Mexico) theatre of the second round of the WTCC 2009, Roberto Ravaglia, Team Principal of ROAL Motorsport, draws the balance of the racing weekend:

"The exit in Mexico was, on the paper, particularly unfavourable for BMWs and in general, due to the altitude, for all cars powered by aspirated engines. On the track things went differently and the result of the weekend makes me partially satisfied.

In the initial stages of race one, Hernandez recovered from the tenth place to the eighth, a trivial driving error made him lose afterwards some positions but the Spaniard has been skilled in getting back later on up to the ninth final place.

Zanardi raced an almost incredible race. A problem to the alternator forced him to drive without power steering for seven laps and he also had to manually control the accelerator during shifts. He raced the second part of the race bearing a very intense physical effort and for this reason his race assumes an high value. All men of the team have been as superlative in fixing the car in just 15 minutes allowing Alessandro to take part to race two.

The second race concluded in a positive way the weekend: both drivers obtained some points at the end of good recoveries and after quite a bit of overtaking.

Despite episodes, a good potential emerged in Mexico which makes me quite hopeful for the future and for the next round of the championship at Marrakech".

-credit: roal

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Series WTCC
Drivers Roberto Ravaglia
Teams ROAL Motorsport