EU3000: Monza: Series race two report

UNSTOPPABLE RIGON (MINARDI/GP) WINS ALSO RACE 2 Elk Motorsport on the podium thanks to Ricci and Cecotto Jr. Grand Finale in Barcelona on November 11th Davide Rigon (Minardi/GP Racing) won in great shape also Monza's Race 2, confirming on...

UNSTOPPABLE RIGON (MINARDI/GP) WINS ALSO RACE 2

Elk Motorsport on the podium thanks to Ricci and Cecotto Jr. Grand Finale in Barcelona on November 11th

Davide Rigon (Minardi/GP Racing) won in great shape also Monza's Race 2, confirming on track the European and Italian F.3000 title won a few hours before on the same circuit. Nobody was able to catch the Italian: started on the third row due to the reverse grid, he immediately got the second place behind Giacomo Ricci (Elk Motorsport). Then, on the third lap, Davide made the decisive attack, overtaking his fellow countryman on the main straight and managed his advantage until the chequered flag.

The race was thrilling since the first laps at Ascari: Martin Kudzak (G-Tec) touched with his team-mate Kasper Andersen, who got out of the track also involving Oliver Martini (RC Motorsport). No problem, instead, for the Swedish, who was though punished by the marshalls with a drive through and then excluded from the race for not having respected this penalty.

Rigon then flied to his sixth success of the season, preceding Ricci for 8"594. Good third place for Johnny Cecotto jr. (Elk Motorsport) at his first experience on this series in 2007, after the debut in Barcellona 2006. The Venezuelan rewarded Ernesto Catella and Bruno Michieli's team with a good podium. Omar Leal (Durango) got a convincing fourth place, having overtaken in the last laps Jimmy Auby (Auto Sport Racing), who had a great start improving from the ninth to the third place. In the points in Monza's race 2 also his team-mate Vladimir Arabadzhiev.

The next and last round of the Euroseries 3000 is now scheduled for the 11th of November in Barcelona, where the two Brazilians Razia and Nunes, already rivals for the South American F3 title last year, will fight for the second place in the overall standings.

Davide Rigon (Minardi/GP Racing): "I had a great start, but Ricci's was better. But I was clearly faster than him and soon I managed to overtake him. I thank once again the Minardi team: a perfect car, which also allowed me to get the fastest lap."

Giacomo Ricci (Elk Motorsport): "The car improved consistently throughout the weekend, but I were loosing too much time on the straight comparing to Rigon. Now I hope to be able to race also in the last event in Barcelona."

Johnny Cecotto jr (Elk Motorsport): "After the problems in Race 1, when I damaged a tyre, today things went much better. I improved from the eighth to the fourth place, then Razia had a problem and I overtook him, racing alone in the last part of the race." <pre> RACE 2 MONZA

 1.     Davide Rigon (Minardi/GP Racing)        in 26'53"352
 2.     Giacomo Ricci (Elk Motorsport)          at 8"594
 3.     Johnny Cecotto Jr (Elk Motorsport)      at 19"471
 4.     Omar Leal (Engineering Durango)         at 23"025
 5.     Jimmy Auby (ASR)                        at 25"552
 6.     Vladimir Arabadzhiev (ASR)              at 29"160
 7.     Francesco Dracone (2G Racing)           at 50"613
 8.     Diego Nunes (Minardi/GP Racing)         at 11 laps
 9.     Luiz Razia (Elk Motorsport)             at 12 laps
10.    Kasper Andersen (G-Tec)                  at 14 laps
11.    Oliver Martini (R.C. Motorsport)         at 14 laps
12.    Martin Kudzak (G-Tec)                    DSQ

Fastest lap: Davide Rigon (Minardi/GP Racing) in 1'39"875

-credit: euroseries3000.com

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Series Auto GP
Drivers Davide Rigon , Johnny Cecotto , Kasper Andersen , Martin Kudzak , Luiz Razia , Giacomo Ricci , Jimmy Auby , Diego Nunes , Vladimir Arabadzhiev , Francesco Dracone