EU3000: Mugello qualifying notes

5 different teams start from the first 3 rows of the grid Bonanomi still poleman, in front of Martini and Petrov Another sensational Pole for Marco Bonanomi in the single qualification session on the Mugello Circuit, for the 5th round of the...

5 different teams start from the first 3 rows of the grid

Bonanomi still poleman, in front of Martini and Petrov

Another sensational Pole for Marco Bonanomi in the single qualification session on the Mugello Circuit, for the 5th round of the Euroseries 3000 and 3rd round of the F3000 Italian Championship. The driver from Lecco holds a clean sweep record, having set the fastest time in all the official practices. He maintained his leadership through all the 30 minutes, profiting from a fuel pump issue happened to his Fisichella Motorsport team-mate, Giacomo Ricci.

Oliver Martini amazingly took the last spot in first row, putting behind the fastest of Euronova's group, Vitaly Petrov, and scoring a great pace, running between 4 tenths of second from the polesetter. Stefano Gattuso is set to start from second row side-by-syde with the Russian, while Cressoni will have a tough time triyng to get back a top-three position. He's going to be partnered in row 3 by Jerome D'Ambrosio, who seems to increase each time his feeling with the new car. Is to note that the first five drivers in the lineup are from different teams: the agonistic level is getting closer, to peer the exceptional technical effort from both teams and organization.

Catching up to Giancarlo Fisichella's is the first priority for everyone.

Two Minardi's entries find place in row 4: Roldàn Rodriguez and Tuka Rocha are respectively 7th and 8th. Nocera and Caceres will start from row 5, while Giacomo Ricci is set to make a difficult comeback in 13th. Cronje, Bellarosa, Solieri and Dracone will start from last spots on the grid.

<pre> Mugello Circuit, 22 July 2006 - Qualifying 1. Marco Bonanomi Lola B02/50 FMS 1'39"989 2. Oliver Martini Lola B02/50 Avelon 1'40"325 3. Vitaly Petrov Lola B02/50 Euronova 1'40"677 4. Stefano Gattuso Lola B02/50 Autosport 1'40"805 5. Matteo Cressoni Lola B02/50 Vanni Racing 1'40"917 6. Jerome D'Ambrosio Lola B02/50 Euronova 1'40"927 7. Roldàn Rodriguez Lola B02/50 Minardi 1'41"142 8. Tucha Rocha Lola B02/50 Minardi 1'41"265 9. Paolo Nocera Lola B02/50 FMS 1'41"475 10. Juan Caceres Lola B02/50 Minardi 1'41"531 11. Giacomo Ricci Lola B02/50 FMS 1'41"727 12. Gavin Cronje Lola B02/50 Autosport 1'42"084 13. Ivan Bellarosa Lola B02/50 Avelon 1'42"863 14. Glauco Solieri Lola B02/50 Vanni/Traini 1'44"093 15. Francesco Dracone Lola B02/50 Euronova 1'44"763

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Series Auto GP
Drivers Giancarlo Fisichella , Marco Bonanomi , Stefano Gattuso , Matteo Cressoni , Ivan Bellarosa , Tuka Rocha , Juan Caceres , Vitaly Petrov , Giacomo Ricci , Gavin Cronje , Paolo Nocera , Glauco Solieri , Francesco Dracone