EU3000: Spa: ADM Motorsport qualifying, race report

Prestigious Pole Position for Siedler and ADM Spa, 11th June 2005 -- The 3rd qualifying of Euro 3000 was held onstthe fascinating and challenging race track of Spa Francorchamps today. Norbert Siedler conquered another 1 position on the grid, ...

Prestigious Pole Position for Siedler and ADM

Spa, 11th June 2005 -- The 3rd qualifying of Euro 3000 was held onstthe fascinating and challenging race track of Spa Francorchamps today. Norbert Siedler conquered another 1 position on the grid, while team mate Fausto Ippoliti qualified 4th after an exciting overtaking manoeuvre in Blanchimont.

Renato Melchioretto (Team Principal)
"This was another successful qualifying for Norbert on one of the most prestigious tracks in the world. He is really magic and I guess if somebody had topped his best time again he could have given the right answer immediately. After yesterdays result in free practice (P1 and P2 for Siedler and Ippoliti) we are slightly disappointed that Fausto is not in the first row beside Norbert, but Spa is a track where you can overtake."

Fausto Ippoliti (Car Nr.6, P4 2:07.508 min)
"I think the car will be very competitive in the race and that's the most important thing. Today it was not easy to drive in quick corners especially when I had a critical situation in Blanchimont with somebody who didn't see me in his mirrors. But as said, I think we will be even stronger tomorrow."

Norbert Siedler (Car Nr.7, P1 2:06.581 min)
"We can be optimistic, although only half of the work has been done yet. I was originally thinking about using only one new set of tyres but when Busnelli topped my time I had to react. In my first outing I was blocked by the same car that blocked me also yesterday, so I will have a serious word with the driver."

Race:

Mixed fortunes for ADM Motorsport in the 3rd Round of Euro 3000 at Spa Francorchamps: Norbert Siedler transferred his Pole Position into a fantastic win while Fausto Ippoliti crashed heavily in 5th position after 4 laps. ADM has now taken the lead in the Drivers Championship with Siedler.

Renato Melchioretto (Team Principal)
"We are very happy, although I can also feel with Fausto, who would have also deserved a top result. I have no idea while his crash happened but I am sure he will be on the podium again very soon. Spa is already history, which means that we start working with full throttle towards Mugello tomorrow."

Fausto Ippoliti (Car Nr.6, out accident in Stavelot)
"Maybe I was a little bit too quick in that corner. I am very disappointed because my car was perfect after we have made some changes on the gearbox before the race. Well, there are still a few races ahead of us and I can be sure that we have a competitive package."

Norbert Siedler (Car Nr.7, winner)
"It looked easy, but with these two accidents and pace car periods I had to be hundred percent concentrated over the whole race. As Renato said, we are already at the next race weekend in our mind, trying to keep our position and fight for the next victory."

<pre> Race results 3000 Pro Series / Spa Francorchamps

1. Norbert Siedler         ADM
2. Massimiliano Busnelli   Pro Motorsport   3,188 sec
3. Tore Graves             JVA              6,753
4. Dominic Jackson         JVA              10,090
5. Oliver Tielemanns       Fama             17.608
6. Marco Mocci             Cek              19.011

-www.adm-motorsport.com

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Series Auto GP
Drivers Fausto Ippoliti , Norbert Siedler , Massimiliano Busnelli