EU3000: Draco J. Team race notes

Today the Draco's drivers, Nicky Pastorelli and Fausto Ippoliti, have made an incredible and exciting race : 34 laps of actions, to the Draco mechanics especially, engaged many times to work on the Toucan cars. At the green lights, the ...

Today the Draco's drivers, Nicky Pastorelli and Fausto Ippoliti, have made an incredible and exciting race : 34 laps of actions, to the Draco mechanics especially, engaged many times to work on the Toucan cars.

At the green lights, the 25-years-old Ippoliti didn't make a good start, and after the first lap he kept the nine position. Immediately afterwards, the Norbert Siedler's wing went under his car, forcing him to back to the pits. Fortunately the Draco's mechanics removed the wing promptly, and the Roman driver rejoined the track. After he has carried out fast laps to regain positions with great determination. At the same time, his team-mate Nicky Pastorelli attempted to overtake Bernhard Auinger for second position. But this lengthy battle favoured Mathias Lauda, who joined Nicky Pastorelli : after this fight the Italo-Dutch driver came to the pits to replace the nose cone and front wing .

The Team, warned by radio, proved to be big professional again, being able to repair the one-seater in 22 seconds.

On Lap 28,the safety car was deployed as Loic Deman ended his race remaining at the side of the track.

When the safety car came out, on 30 lap, Auinger, slower, hindered again Ippoliti and Pastorelli, who succeeded in overtaking during the last lap, ending the race 5° and 6° respectively.

Nadia Morini, Financial Director, comments :"If Fausto had made a good qualifying, he would have won today. He recorded incredible times. He have to learn that, in the Euro3000, the qualifyng is very important . It's a pity. Pastorelli didn't succeede to overtake Auinger, though he was faster than him....well, this result isn't enough. The drivers don't comment now, next Thursday they was engaged in a Team briefing at Draco's head office."

The race results :
1. Del Monte Fabrizio - GP Racing - 34 laps in 59'35.497
2. Lauda Mathias - Euro3000 Racing - + 2.594
3. Reid Jonny - J.Village Automotive - + 4.257
4. Babalus - Euro3000 Racing - + 13.054
5. Ippoliti Fausto - Draco J. Team - + 17.706
6. Pastorelli Nicky - Draco J. Team - + 18.237
7. Auinger Bernhard - Euronova - + 20.369
8. Khodair Allam - ADM - + 2 giri

Out :
Hodencq Maxime - GP Racing - + 1 lap (black flag)
Deman Loic - Fama - + 10 laps
Sarandenses Rafael - Power Tech - + 14 laps
Siedler Norbert - ADM - + 28 laps
Rocha Tuka Christiano - Zele Racing - +33 laps
Graves Tor -GP Racing - + 33 laps
Ricci Giacomo - Power Tech - + 34 laps

The drivers standing after 3 races: Del Monte 30; Pastorelli 11; Sielder 9; Auinger 7; Lauda 6; Babalus 5; Reid 4; Ippoliti 3; Hodencq 2; Rocha 1.

The Team standing after 3 races: GP Racing 32; Draco J. Team 14; Euro3000 Racing 11; ADM 9; Euronova 7;J.Village Automotive 4; Zele Racing 1.

Next race: 27 June,Monza, Italy.

-draco-

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Series Auto GP
Drivers Tor Graves , Fausto Ippoliti , Norbert Siedler , Mathias Lauda , Nicky Pastorelli , Loic Deman , Tuka Rocha , Jonny Reid , Allam Khodair , Giacomo Ricci , Bernhard Auinger