EU3000: Silverstone Saturday practice notes

F.3000 back to Silverstone Dark sky, razor wind but dry track in Silverstone in the occasion of the first Euroseries 3000 free practice session, with all the 15 Lola B02/50 ready to go. Since the very beginning Marco Bonanomi (Fisichella Motor...

F.3000 back to Silverstone

Dark sky, razor wind but dry track in Silverstone in the occasion of the first Euroseries 3000 free practice session, with all the 15 Lola B02/50 ready to go. Since the very beginning Marco Bonanomi (Fisichella Motor Sport) showed once more that he is the man to beat for the qualifying. The driver from Lecco, with a time of 1'37"336, was clearly the best, no one of his rivals got even close to him.

Oliver Martini (Avelon) and Tuka Rocha (Minardi) desperately tried to steal him the leadership, but they both failed at the end. The driver from Emilia-Romagna, for a while the leader in the first laps, did better than the brasilian (1'37"516), third with a chrono of 1'37"573. Just behind Rocha we find his team mate Roldan Rodriguez (1'37"905).

The top-6 are completed by the two Vanni Racing's guys, Matteo Cressoni (1'37"914) and the reentering Alex Ciompi (1'38"215). An exellent came-bak for Ciompi in the championships he joined in 2005 with the Fisichella Motor Sport. All the top-6 stay within one second. Vitaly Petrov (Euronova), is only 14th as he ended on the gravel at the Becketts turn and his car was taken back in the pits just at the very end of the session.

It's important to underline that the best three drivers of the session run with better times than the ones signed by the much more powerfull GP Master Championship cars, scheduled in Silverstone in this same weekend.

-credit: cm

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Series Auto GP
Drivers Marco Bonanomi , Tuka Rocha , Vitaly Petrov