EU3000: GP Racing Monza race summary

After three consecutive wins, GP Racing has to be content with another podium position in Monza at the 4th round of the Superfund Euro 3000 series In reality, the result is satisfying for the Venetian team that saw Fabrizio Del Monte; the leader...

After three consecutive wins, GP Racing has to be content with another podium position in Monza at the 4th round of the Superfund Euro 3000 series

In reality, the result is satisfying for the Venetian team that saw Fabrizio Del Monte; the leader of the championship, take the chequered flag in 3rd place. Moreover, Maxime Hodencq who hasn't turned 18 yet, finished in sixth place. The only sour note of the weekend was Tor Graves' retirement. The English driver was involved in an accident at the start of the race with the John Village team's drivers (Reid & Lloyd) and ended up on the gravel.

Del Monte's winning streak followed him in Monza as well. After 3 victories in a row, the Roman driver was able to take the podium just the same in 3rd place thanks to a very prudent race.

A few problems with the set up on Saturday prevented Fabrizio from going beyond the 9th place during the qualifications. Therefore after an excellent start, Fabrizio had to climb his way up to third place during the race.

"This third place is a victory for me"; comments Fabrizio Del Monte. "I don't think that I could have done better than this and so I'm satisfied with the result. I'm still in the lead in the classification. If someone had told me at the beginning of the championship that I would have had 3 victories and a 3rd place win, I wouldn't have believed it."

Maxime Hodencq's race also went well. Maxime is showing a lot of progress race after race both from a technical and physical point of view. It's not easy for a 17 year old to compete in a challenging championship like Superfund 3000 Series. Maxime has constantly showed progress and once again summed up points in Monza. Maxime brought home a merited sixth place win. Had Maxime not committed an error at the corner after the white line that cost him a few seconds, he would have been able to conquer a better position. The qualifications were also positive for the Belgian driver. For the first time ever, Maxime was ahead of his team-mate Del Monte.

It's a real pity for Tor Graves who found himself caught with no fault in a accident that involved another 2 drivers.

Mauro Loro, Presidente

"Overall the outcome of the 4 races is a lot more than what we expected. However, I'm not one to brag about my success but rather one who works to make sure that this success continues. It's not a secret that our objective is to win the championship title with Del Monte. We'll see what happens. We started off on the right foot and I would like to share the joy of this success with the team members who are working well and with our business partners who without them none of this would be possible.

I'm very happy for Fabrizio who is by now technically and physical at the top and I'm happy with Maxime who is maturing race after race and who is Belgium's promising. I'm sorry for Tor Graves who still hasn't had a chance to prove himself but I'm sure that he will be able to accomplish more during the next races."

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Series Auto GP
Drivers Tor Graves