POLE POKER FOR RIGON: MINARDI/GP'S ITALIAN IS STILL THE MAN TO BEAT Nunes (2nd) ahead of Razia (6th) in the battle for second place in the championship. Pole positions poker for Davide Rigon in Euroseries 3000 at Barcelona. The Minardi/GP ...
POLE POKER FOR RIGON: MINARDI/GP'S ITALIAN IS STILL THE MAN TO BEAT
Nunes (2nd) ahead of Razia (6th) in the battle for second place in the championship.
Pole positions poker for Davide Rigon in Euroseries 3000 at Barcelona. The Minardi/GP Racing driver will start from pole this afternoon in race-1: this will be the fourth time on eight events. The Italian, still under sunny skies and with a dry track, improved by almost half a second the best time in practice, lapping in 1'34"705 during qualifyings. Diego Nunes, his team-mate at Minardi/GP, will start alongside him after clocking a time of 1'35"114.
Still great performances for the two drivers who recently entered the championship: Giacomo Ricci and Kasper Andersen, who will start from the second row. Elk Motorsport's Italian stopped the clock on 1'35"739, but also the Dane racing for G-Tec is close to him with 1'35"873. Also at the top Martini (RC), Razia (Elk), Leal (Durango) and Auby (ASR).
The qualifying were problemless. Very challenging for the drivers was the chicane used also by F1 in the new part of the track, which imposes a strong deceleration. This afternoon Davide Rigon, who is aiming for 2007's fifth win, will be once again the man to beat. Race 1 (16 laps) will take place today (Saturday) at 14:35. Race 2 (20 laps) is scheduled tomorrow at 10:20. Both will be live broadcasted. <pre> QUALIFYING BARCELONA
1. Davide Rigon - Minardi/GP Racing 1'34"705 2. Diego Nunes - Minardi/GP Racing 1'35"114 3. Giacomo Ricci - Elk Motorsport 1'35"739 4. Kasper Andersen - G-Tec 1'35"873 5. Oliver Martini - R.C. Motorsport 1'35"879 6. Luiz Razia - Elk Motorsport 1'36'134 7. Omar Leal - Engineering Durango 1'36"332 8. Jimmy Auby - ASR 1'37"067 9. Vladimir Arabadzhiev - ASR 1'37"077 10. Mehdi Bennani - Elk Motorsport 1'37"300 11. Francesco Dracone 2G Racing 1'39"284 12. Giuseppe Chiminelli 2G Racing 1'44"917