Convincing qualifying results for Racing Engineering in Albacete! This weekend the Spanish Formula 3 Championship is holding its third meeting with the European Truck Racing Cup at the Albacete circuit where Saturday's qualifying session brought...
Convincing qualifying results for Racing Engineering in Albacete!
This weekend the Spanish Formula 3 Championship is holding its third meeting with the European Truck Racing Cup at the Albacete circuit where Saturday's qualifying session brought good results for Racing Engineering's drivers.
Racing together with the European Truck Racing Cup is a completely new and challenging experience for the drivers of the Spanish Formula 3 Championship. Not only did the trucks leave oil and rubber on the asphalt, but also quite a bit of dirt, which didn't make it easy for the Formula 3 drivers to stay on the slippery track during the sessions.
After a single 45-minute free practice session in the morning, it was Racing Engineering's drivers that convinced during the late afternoon qualifying session under very difficult track conditions. Javier Villa, who already started from pole position at the last meeting in Valencia, was able to repeat his outstanding performance and marked the fastest lap time with a 1'24.460, leaving Barba rd 0.470 behind. Ricardo Risatti will start Sundays race from 3 position, while Sebastian Vettel, racing for the first time in Albacete, obtained an excellent 5th position in the qualifying session. The good team results were rounded up by Marcos Martinez, racing in the Spanish Formula 3 Cup, who once more achieved a good qualifying result with a 3rd position in his category.
After Racing Engineering's drivers obtained these promising results for the Sunday race, Alfonso de Orleans-Borbon commented, "I am really happy with the performance of all our young drivers today, but I would also like to thank the team for the excellent work which made these results possible. Javi, already very fast in Valencia, has proven that this was no exception. I am also very happy that Ricardo is in the top three, it's where he should be. One, three and five and additionally Marcos in 3rd position in his category, it's promising for tomorrow, but with a track as slippery as we have seen, we have to see what will happen".
<pre> Qualifying: 1. VILLA Javier Racing Engineering 1'24.460 2. BARBA Alvaro Campos Racing 1'24.930 3. RISATTI Ricardo Racing Engineering 1'24.997 4. PEREZ Jose M. ESC. Bengala 1'25.030 5. VETTEL Sebastian Racing Engineering 1'25.332 6. SOUCEK Andy C. Jarama Racing 1'25.424 7. MARTIN Dani M.C. Jimenez 1'25.611 8. RODRIGUEZ Roldan Campos Racing 1'25.802 9. SAEZ Manuel Fdo. Gutierrez 1'25.858 10. POLAR Juan M. RIOS Racing 1'26.097 12. MARTINEZ Marcos Racing Engineering 1'26.186