Front row becoming a familiar spot for Team Draco For the third Euro 3000 Series race, Team Draco's driver Augusto Farfus Junior will start on the outside of row, a front row position he earned in winning the pole position in Pergusa qualifying.
Front row becoming a familiar spot for Team Draco
For the third Euro 3000 Series race, Team Draco's driver Augusto Farfus Junior will start on the outside of row, a front row position he earned in winning the pole position in Pergusa qualifying. Farfus was also on the first row in the Series' second race at Magny-Cours last 10th May.
In yesterday official test session and in the free practice of this morning, the Brazilian Farfus had already proved an excellent physical and driving guide performance by leading the classifications at the first position. Augusto dominated the qualifying session since the beginning and set his fastest time by clocking 1:30.57, more than 6 tenths faster than Pastorelli 2nd quick time.
Team Draco driver of car n7, Sven Heidfeld, who had never driven at this circuit before, used the testing and free practice sessions to acclimatise to this track and its configuration. In qualifying session he was then able to achieve a clear lap and gain the 5th position on the grid with a fastest time of 1:31.61. The German stopped the clock in the first part of qualifying and finished his session with a suspension damaged by a touch. Sven suffered also a pain at his chest (probably due to the various touch with the circuit's high curbs) that it had already plagued him during a private test some months ago.
Sven Heidfeld (car #7) -- P5 on the grid "I'm quite satisfied for today qualifying. It is the first time I come here and Pergusa track is not a standard racing circuit. I had some problems yesterday because we had to set to the car, but I think we have resolved them and my 5th position on the grid is good for the race".
Augusto Farfus Junior (car #8) -- POLE POSITION "It has been a wonderful qualifying. Since yesterday I demonstrated I could gain the pole and I'm happy because we have put in all what me and my engineer had programmed. My car is really perfect and I think the pole has been deserved by all the team: my mechanics, my engineer, Mr. And Mrs Morini and all the staff. On this track is easy to damage the car because it is a circuit particularly strange".
<pre> STARTING GRID: ROW 1 A. Farfus Draco Racing 1:30.57 - N. Pastorelli Scuderia Famà 1:31.18 ROW 2 R. Rusinov GP Racing 1:31.54 - J. Nelson JVA 1:31.55 ROW 3 S. Heidfeld Draco Racing 1:31.61 - P. Boss JVA 1:31.64 ROW 4 C. Brown Euro 3000 Racing 1:31.68 - F. Del Monte GP Racing 1:31.85 ROW 5 G. Bruni ADM Motorsport 1:31.90 - M. Grassotto Euro 3000 Racing 1:31.96 ROW 6 "Babalus" Scuderia Famà 1:32.06 - R. Sperafico ADM Motorsport 1:34.50
Weekend SCHEDULE: SUNDAY 09.00 - 09.15: warm up 14.30 RACE, 31 laps (km. 153,550)
NEXT RACE: 29th June -- Monza, Italy