Regalia knocked by a rival (another) As it happened Saturday, Facu Regalia saw his today's possibilities knocked out by another driver, in this case Petri Suvanto, who hit him from behind at the fourth lap, which prevented him to do ...
Regalia knocked by a rival (another)
As it happened Saturday, Facu Regalia saw his today's possibilities knocked out by another driver, in this case Petri Suvanto, who hit him from behind at the fourth lap, which prevented him to do better than the twelfth position in the second Formula BMW Europe race of Spa-Francorchamps round.
The Argentinean-Spanish driver kept his bad luck stream of the last races and today the problem came from behind, damaging the rear of his car, something that didn't allow him to finish better than twelfth.
He started very well in the dry track from the sixth line of the grid, but he couldn't do anything against his bad luck. "I reacted very well to the lights. I decided to go on the outside of the first corner so I could make up some positions, but I was blocked and I had to brake a little earlier than I expected", explain the Eifelland Racing youngster. In the beginning of the race he was fighting with some drivers ahead and he made some good overtaking manoeuvres, until the fatidic moment of the fourth lap.
Petri Suvanto, who was behind Facu Regalia, forgot to brake, taking with him the Spanish-Argentinean driver, who spun. Beside lost time, his car had some damage that prevented him to keep racing at the pace that he showed before. "When I looked in the mirrors I saw Suvanto very far away. But he must have forgotten to brake, because he hit me hard on the back. I spun and lost lot of time and the rear wing was damage, so I couldn't do anything in the five remaining laps", said disappointed the young driver.
After today's disillusionment, Facu Regalia is already looking forward to Monza, where he expects "to be luckier than in the last few races"
-source: Facu Regalia