EU3000: Lauzitz: Draco race report

Lienemann and Bonetti on the podium! A fantastic performance: this is the appropriate expression to comment the race of the Draco drivers Timo Lienemann and Alessandro Bonetti, who finished second and third respectively....

Lienemann and Bonetti on the podium!

A fantastic performance: this is the appropriate expression to comment the race of the Draco drivers Timo Lienemann and Alessandro Bonetti, who finished second and third respectively. These are important results that rekindle the challenge in the final stages of the 2005 season, with Draco drivers who close the gap on championship leader.

Race Report

During the warm up lap Busnelli, who was in front of Alessandro Bonetti on the starting grid, switched off his engine and was forced to start from the back, leaving road clear for Draco driver. At green light Lienemann jumped very well and passed Siedler who, on the first corner, collided with Tor Graves. Bonetti succeeded in avoiding the accident and took the third position, behind Kerr and his team-mate Timo, keeping this place till the end. In the meantime, Lienemann shadowed the English driver closely and finished second just four-tenths of a second behind Kerr.

Alessandro Bonetti, Draco Driver: "It has been a beautiful day! I made a good start, and I succeeded in avoiding the accident of Siedler and Graves, but I lost several seconds. I pushed hard, but I had to take too many risks to reduce my gap to Kerr and Lienemann. I preferred to keep the third place, it was important to gain points. I'm 8 points behind the leader, and I have to play my cards well in the last two races...I want to thank my team, they always make a fantastic work."

Timo Lienemann, Draco Driver: "I'm satisfied with my result, but I was one step from victory. I made a good start, I took the second position immediately, behind Kerr. We set the pace and we increased our advantage over the group. In the last 4 laps I pushed very hard reducing the gap..if I had had another lap at my disposal, I could have attacked him. 11 points separates me from the championship lead; my results of the last three races penalized me, but I don't give up. There are two races before the end of the season, 20 points, I know well the Adria circuit, and also Monza...I think the final will be very exciting!"

<pre> Race Results: 1. Robbie Kerr JVA 17 laps in 27'12.558 2. Timo Lienemann Draco Junior Team + 0.413 3. Alessandro Bonetti Draco Junior Team + 18.971 4. Massimiliano Busnelli Pro Motorsport + 29.295 5. Khalil Beshir Carlin/Ombra + 48.447 6. Sergio Ghiotto System + 55.905 7. Ignazio Belluardo Pro Motorsport + 1 lap ....

Drivers Standings: Siedler 36 Busnelli 31 Bonetti 28 Lienemann 25 Mocci 19 Graves 16 ielemans 16 Ippoliti 15 Belluardo 12 Jackson 11 Kerr 10 Beshir 4 Mansell 3 Ghiotto 3 De Pourtales 3 Pellegrino 1

Next race : 25th September, Adria (Italy).

-draco

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Series Auto GP
Drivers Robbie Kerr , Tor Graves , Massimiliano Busnelli , Alessandro Bonetti
Teams Carlin