RIGON FASTEST IN PRACTICE, AHEAD OF DANIELSSON, IN THE FIRST DAY OF THE MAGNY COURS WEEKEND Fourteen cars were on the track in Magny-Cours for the free practice of the third event of the Euroseries 3000 season. Three new drivers are going...
RIGON FASTEST IN PRACTICE, AHEAD OF DANIELSSON, IN THE FIRST DAY OF THE MAGNY COURS WEEKEND
Fourteen cars were on the track in Magny-Cours for the free practice of the third event of the Euroseries 3000 season.
Three new drivers are going to race this weekend. Gian Domenico Sposito inherited the car driven by Pastor Maldonado in Budapest, for the G-Tec team. Francesco Dracone, who didn't take part to the Hungarian race, came back in France with his team, 2G Racing. Two rookies, the Italian twins Niky and Valentino Sebastiani, are also driving two Lola '99 for the Racing Box team, who is taking part to this series for the first time.
After two 30-minutes free practice sessions, the fastest was the championship leader, Davide Rigon. The Minardi/GP Racing team's Italian driver, who also emerged fastest in the first session, clocked a time of 1'29"731, beating Alx Danielsson (Elk Motorsport). The Swedish, who knows wthe French track well, led the afternoon session for a long time, with a best lap of 1'30"059 who gave him the second place. Luiz Razia (Fisichella Motorsport), despite completing just a lap in the morning practice, in the second session was third fastest in 1'30"733.
Good fourth place for Jason Tahinci, racing for the second time with the G-Tec team. The Turkish, fifth this morning, improved in the second session obtaining the fourth time with 1'30"583. Oliver Martini (RC Motorsport), now second in the championship who is one point behind Rigon got fifth place doing 1'30"452. A big fight is to be expected during qualifying which will be very close, given that the gap between the first and the sixth is less than one second. Diego Nunes (Minardi/GP Racing), in fact, clocked a time of 1'30"661.
The qualifying will take place tomorrow (Saturday) at 9,30, while Race 1 is scheduled also tomorrow at 15,45 (16 laps), broadcast live by the satellite channel Nuvolari.