Misano, race two: Lopez fulfills his promise 06/05/2007 - Victory at the last lap for Pablo Sanchez Lopez (Alan Racing), who overtook Fabrizio Crestani at Misano during final kilometers of race two. Fabrizio Crestani started from the pole...
Misano, race two: Lopez fulfills his promise
06/05/2007 - Victory at the last lap for Pablo Sanchez Lopez (Alan Racing), who overtook Fabrizio Crestani at Misano during final kilometers of race two. Fabrizio Crestani started from the pole position and kept the lead of the race until that point.
The leader of the classification Paolo Maria Nocera was instead forced to retirement due to an accident with a lapped opponent. Nicola De Marco got the third place of the podium.
After four races Nocera still leads the classification with 32 points, followed by Efisio Marchese with 25 and Pablo Sanchez Lopez with 24. Next round in two weeks time at Magione.
Race two results:
Pos. Number Driver Team Time
1 14 Pablo Sanchez Lopez Alan Racing
2 4 Fabrizio Crestani Corbetta Competizioni +0.275
3 5 Nicola De Marco Lucidi Motors +8.241
4 16 Mirko Bortolotti Corbetta Competizioni +8.587
5 7 Efisio Marchese Europa Corse +9.199
6 12 Giuseppe Termine Team Ghinzani +9.948
7 11 Paolo Bossini Team Ghinzani +31.217
8 3 Augusto Scalbi Corbetta Competizioni +32.462
9 9 Jacopo Faccioni Scuderia NT +1'23.592
10 6 Paolo Maria Nocera Lucidi Motors +8 laps
Fastest lap: Pablo Sanchez Lopez (Alan Racing) 1'32.196
Alberto Locatelli (Alan Racing, Team Manager)
"We are very happy for our first victory in the Formula 3 Italian Championship. We had a troubled weekend with some problems to the engine but all guys worked hardly and this victory is undoubtedly theirs as well".
"During final laps I had some tyres problems and the left rear mirror moved from the original position therefore it was not usable any more. I did not see Lopez getting in and I realized that he was attacking me when it was too late. The second place is a good result for the classification though".
Nicola de Marco
"After the bad luck of yesterday I got this podium, my first one in Formula 3: it is a great satisfaction. The race has been tough and I had to grit my teeth. It seemed difficult to overtake Bortolotti, since the slipstream made me loose a lot of aerodynamic load, but during the last lap I saw a gap and I succeeded in striking the winning attack".
Paolo Maria Nocera
"I am absolutely disappointed: a lack of care from a lapped opponent costed me the retirement and a lot of precious points for the championship. In spite of the blue flag, while I was completing the overtaking I have been closed. The excursion out of the track has been quite violent and it concluded with a overturn. The outcome of my weekend is positive anyway: I won a race and I keep the lead of the classification".