EU3000: GP Racing Dijon race notes

The French round this weekend for GP Racing was overall a positive one. In Dijon, Fabrizio Del Monte conquered the third place and got one extra point at this round compared to Nicky Pastorelli who is in second place on the classification (there's...

The French round this weekend for GP Racing was overall a positive one. In Dijon, Fabrizio Del Monte conquered the third place and got one extra point at this round compared to Nicky Pastorelli who is in second place on the classification (there's a 10 point difference now). Tor Graves cut the finish line as well and this time in 8th place. He was very close to the point zone. Instead, Maxime Hodencq was forced to retire with a damaged suspension after an accident at the second lap.

In Dijon, Fabrizio Del Monte conquered the 4th place during the official qualifications. He was behind Pastorelli who at the moment is behind Fabrizio in the general classification. Del Monte needed a make a good start and that's exactly what he made. Thanks to a speedy start, Del Monte immediately overtook both Reid and Pastorelli and settled into the second place behind Alex Lloyd. However the driver from Lazio, Italy wasn't able to fight off Reid's attack and on the straight, the driver from the Village Team overtake Del Monte.Fabrizio didn't want to take any risks so he kept up a constant pace instead and consolidated his third place. Pastorelli was more than 20 seconds away from him and finished in 4th place. GP Racing's driver now has one point to add more than Pastorelli for the classification.

Maxime Hodencq's race was instead dogged by misfortune during the second lap. Norbert Siedler threw Maxime off the track while trying to overtake him. Maxime wasn't injured in this ccident but his suspensions were damaged and the race ended prematurely for him. It's a real pity because the young Belgian driver started off well and had immediately conquered 2 positions. He even overtook Siedler and had settled into the 6th place. The next race in Zolder will give Maxime the chance to seek redemption and erase this early retirement.

Tor Graves had a normal race and managed to cut the finish line in 8th place. This gives him a dose of faith after he was forced to retire in Donington. The English driver who was 10th during the qualifying session, proved to be at ease on a track that he had never raced on. At the end, the 8th place allows him to gain more experience on the single seater and encourages him to try to fight for his first points at the season finale.

Tancredi Pagiaro, Team Manager

"With Fabrizio,we have fortrified our first place position in the championship and this is important. Tor finished the race and unfortunately Maxime was involved in a accident. The team worked hard all weekend and has proven to be at the top of the category. But now the difficult part starts; there are 3 more races left and we have to be competitive till end."

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Series Auto GP
Drivers Tor Graves , Alex Lloyd , Norbert Siedler , Nicky Pastorelli