Vallelunga: Timo Lienemann wins the opening race! Draco Junior Team made the best debut in the 3000 Pro Series Championship, winning the opening race of the season which has taken place in Vallelunga (Rome). The Draco driver...
Vallelunga: Timo Lienemann wins the opening race!
Draco Junior Team made the best debut in the 3000 Pro Series Championship, winning the opening race of the season which has taken place in Vallelunga (Rome).
The Draco driver Timo Lienemann has achieved a fantastic victory: though he had never raced before in Vallelunga, the German driver, after a good start from the sixth position, he has attacked his opponents to take the lead. Lienemann made a perfect overtakings' series in a very challenging race, conquering with tenaciousness the first place on the podium.
His team-mate Alessandro Bonetti, retired from the race after the contact with Busnelli at the "Curva Roma", he gave a proof of his pluck, engaging close duels and succeeding to take the first positions in three laps.
Now Draco Junior Team celebrates his first success of the season, a victory gained with the teamwork, the team spirit and with two talented drivers, who are always ready to do their best.
Mrs Nadia Morini, Draco Team Manager: "It has been a fantastic success, just as I expected. We didn't make a perfect qualifying, but we have the awareness and the motivations to do the best. Timo showed grit keeping cool, he made a marvellous race. Also Alessandro made a good start and he moved in to attack immediately. Unfortunately, he dropped out after the contact with Busnelli, but it's experience, I'm satisfied with his work. I need say no more, we are happy, I hope we go on like that!"
Timo Lienemann, Draco Driver: "I'm very happy! I made a good start and I tried to overtake my opponents at once. When my team-mate Alessandro dropped out, the safety car was brought out for some laps, then, at the restart , I reduced my gap to Ippoliti, who was in the lead. I attacked and I overtook him. It's an unforgettable victory, it's fantastic, I'm excited! I hope for a success at Imola too!"
<pre> Race results: 1. LIENEMANN Timo Draco J. Team 18 laps in 29'02.796 2. IPPOLITI Fausto ADM + 2.992 3. JACKSON Dominik JVA + 3.558 4. GRAVES Tor JVA + 4.068 5. TIELEMAN Olivier Scuderia Famà + 8.908 6. MOCCI Marco Cek Team + 14.653 7. DE POURTALES Jean Scuderia Famà + 27.509 8. BELLUARDO Ignazio Pro Motorsport + 33.078 9. ATTIANESE Stefano ADM + 8 laps 10. GHIOTTO Sergio System Team + 8 laps DNF BUSNELLI Massimiliano Pro Motorsport + 15 laps DNF BONETTI Alessandro Draco J. Team + 15 laps DNF SIEDLER Norbert ADM
Next race: 15th May, Imola.