GP Racing Still in The Lead! GP Racing has once again proven its competitive side in this action packed weekend in Zolder. None of the Venetian team's driver's reached the podium this time around but GP Racing ...
GP Racing Still in The Lead!
GP Racing has once again proven its competitive side in this action packed weekend in Zolder. None of the Venetian team's driver's reached the podium this time around but GP Racing and Fabrizio Del Monte have no intentions of letting go of their leadership in the classification. In fact, Fabrizio Del Monte, who finished in 5th place on this Belgian track, has summoned up 44 points this season thus far. He's got a 12 point advantage over his adversary Nicky Pastorelli (at this round Pastorelli retired due to an accident).
This weekend was full of the unexpected and the race at some point was even conducted by the safety car. Fabrizio Del Monte had to deal with a lot of obstacles but managed to cut the finish line in fifth place. The qualifying session for the team didn't go as well as expected but the Venetian crew did not give up. In fact, during the race, the team and the drivers proved that their hard work pays off. Del Monte qualified in seventh place, started on the fourth row and climbed his way up to the fifth position.
Tor Graves did an excellent job at this round.Tor was in 6th position half way through the race and thus was in the point zone. This brought the team and the driver a lot of satisfaction. Later in the race Tor unluckily had a problem with his brakes and this caused him to drop down 2 positions. He cut the finish line in 8th place.
The only disappointment of the weekend was Maxime Hodencq's accident. Maxime was unfortunately caught in accident that forced him to retire.Luckily, the driver was unharmed.
All in all, this weekend was a positive one and with Fabrizio in the lead, the team can only hope that their commitment pays off again in the next 2 rounds.
Tancredi Pagiaro, Team Manager
"I'm satisfied with how things turned out this weekend. Of course, I would be happier if my drivers had reached the podium but I can't deny that all of their hard work brings me gratification. The team was a little weak during the qualifications but we found our strength again for the race. We still have 2 rounds left to go and if we work hard enough and sum up 8 more points we will mathematically become this season's champions.
Don't get me wrong, I do not want to count my chickens before they hatch. In fact the team will continue to work non stop, to be competitive and to fight for the title. We will not put our guard down. Till now things have gone well for us and I could only hope that this continues. If we compare this season to last season, you can see that this season is a lot more challenging. I must admit that this season has been an exciting one."