Mugello results and notes

--------FIA FORMULA 3000 INTERNATIONAL 1996 - Round 9 at Mugello-------- Pos Driver Team Time ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 1 Ricardo Zonta/BR ...

--------FIA FORMULA 3000 INTERNATIONAL 1996 - Round 9 at Mugello-------- Pos Driver Team Time ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 1 Ricardo Zonta/BR Draco Engineering SRL 1'05:44.337 2 Jorg Muller/D RSM Marko + 0.244 3 Kenny Brack/S Super Nova Racing Ltd 14.046 4 Tom Kristensen/DK Edenbridge Racing 14.549 5 Thomas Biagi/I Auto Sport Racing SRL 39.243 6 Marc Goossens/B Team Astromega BVBA 48.596 7 Oliver Tichy/A RSM Marko 48.849 8 Laurent Redon/F DAMS S.A. 55.479 9 Jean-Philippe Belloc/F DAMS S.A. 1:00.634 10 Guillaume Gomez/F Team Astromega BVBA 1:04.123 11 Christophe Tinseau/F Apomatox F3000 1:08.730 12 Cyrille Sauvage/F Apomatox F3000 1:12.210 13 Esteban Tuero/RA Draco Engineering SRL 1:32.485 14 Elton Julian/USA Nordic Racing Ltd 1:49.538 15 Pedro Couceiro/P Edenbridge Racing -1 lap


Pos  Driver                     Pts
 1   Jorg Muller/D               52
 2   Kenny Brack/S               49
 3   Marc Goossens/B             28
 4   Ricardo Zonta/BR            27
 5   Tom Kristensen/DK           18
 6   Marcos Gueiros/BR           14
 7   Christophe Tinseau/F         9
 8   Christiano da Matta/BR       7
 9   Christian Pescatori/I        5
10   Laurent Redon/F              4
11   Thomas Biagi/I               3
12   Patrick Lemarie/F            2
     Pedro Couceiro/P             2
     Fabricio Gollin/I            2
15   Luca Rangoni/I               1
     Oliver Tichy/A               1

Race notes ----------

Top ten grid:   1.Zonta         2.Goossens
                3.Brack         4.Muller
                5.Kristensen    6.Gueiros
                7.Biagi         8.Redon
                9.Mazzacane    10.Da Matta

Through problems during the start phase, Coceiro and Da Matta stalled their engines, a new formation lap was neccessary.

At the second try everything went well, although some cars went very sideways in the entrance to the first curve. Zonta and Brack side by side, Zonta with better nerves wins this duell for the lead, and with a surprise attack Muller takes second position from Brack. Kristensen queues up to a comfortable fourth place, while Goossens has to fight for fifth with his back to the wall against Gueiros and Gollin, and his gearbox problems. In fifth lap Gueiros, and ten laps later the the Italian duo Fabrizio Gollin and Thomas Biagi, get past the Belgian. Shortly before the finish Gollin spins into the gravel. Austrian Oliver Tichy keeps seventh place after hard duels against Pescatori, who spun off, and Laurent Redon. Jorg Muller followed Ricardo Zonta with a tight distance almost the entire race, but had no chance for a riskless attack; kept his safe second place and has an advantage of three points now ahead of Kenny Brack before the final round at Hockenheim in two weeks.

[Source: MOTORSPORT aktuell 10-02-96]

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Series F3000
Drivers Ricardo Zonta , Fabrizio Gollin , Tom Kristensen , Patrick Lemarié , Kenny Brack , Christian Pescatori , Marc Goossens , Christophe Tinseau , Jorg Muller , Laurent Redon , Jean-Philippe Belloc , Guillaume Gomez , Pedro Couceiro , Thomas Biagi , Luca Rangoni , Elton Julian , Cyrille Sauvage , Esteban Tuero
Teams DAMS