Exciting "all-French" F.3000 final at the Bologna Motor Show RAGUES (ASR) BEATS PROST (ELK MOTORSPORT) AT THE PHOTOFINISH. In front of the crowded Motor Show grandstands, the Auto Sport Racing driver, Pierre Ragues, has been awarded...
Exciting "all-French" F.3000 final at the Bologna Motor Show
RAGUES (ASR) BEATS PROST (ELK MOTORSPORT) AT THE PHOTOFINISH.
In front of the crowded Motor Show grandstands, the Auto Sport Racing driver, Pierre Ragues, has been awarded the success in the Formula 3000 race, beating in an exciting final Nicolas Prost (Elk Motorsport), son of the 4 times F1 world champion Alain.
The two Frenchmen met in the race final after Prost had beaten Fabio Onidi (Minardi by GP Racing) in the quarterfinal and Francesco Dracone (2G Racing) in the semifinal, while Ragues was awarded the first challenges against Johnny Cecotto Jr. (Traini Corse) and then against the other Minardi by GP Racing driver, Marcello Puglisi, then finished on the third step of the podium.
Spectacular epilogue of the race with the two Frenchmen recording the same time (1'05"81) in the second of two final heats: Ragues managed to succeed thanks to the advantage of just 2 tenths earned in the first heat.
This result is even more valuable considering that this was the first experience in F.3000 for both Ragues and Prost, likely protagonists of the 2008 Euroseries 3000 season. <pre> Final Race: 1. Pierre Ragues Auto Sport Racing 2'12''13 2. Nicolas Prost Elk Motorsport 2'12''36 3. Marcello Puglisi Minardi Team by GP Racing 2'13''94 4. Francesco Dracone 2G Racing 2'18''97
Out at quarterfinals: Fabio Onidi Minardi Team by GP Racing 2'13"00 Johnny Cecotto Jr. Traini Corse 2'15"50 Omar Leal Durango 2'16"44 Vito Popolizio 2G Racing 3'04"82
Failed to qualify: Valentino Sebastiani It Loox Racing 2'20"800 Fabio Beretta Jr. Elk Motorsport 2'23"550