Brno. May 23-25. Round 4. Clio Trophy 2003. Get Rangoni! Three races, three wins. Nothing seems capable of stopping Luca Rangoni. Winner at Barcelona and Magny-Cours, the Italian champion definitely faced stiff competition at his home round...
Brno. May 23-25. Round 4.
Clio Trophy 2003.
Three races, three wins. Nothing seems capable of stopping Luca Rangoni. Winner at Barcelona and Magny-Cours, the Italian champion definitely faced stiff competition at his home round at Enna Pergusa, but his steering remained true and his motivation intact.
Now it is Brno's turn to welcome the drivers for the fourth race of the season. And everyone competing for the Renault Sport Clio Trophy will be thinking of only one thing: beating the reigning champion at least once. It'll definitely be what Antony Beltoise has his sights on, after a disappointing race in Sicily. Despite lying in second place in the overall standings with 56 points, the Frenchman is now 40 points adrift of Rangoni, in the lead with 96 points! But Beltoise is not alone in his quest to topple the Italian, as neither Gabillon nor Greuet have had their final say.
Brno will be less of a rough ride, which means we can look forward to an even more intense battle. Especially as some of Rangoni's countrymen - D'Aste and Postiglione, currently 3rd and 4th overall - are also lining up against him, with Van Splunteren right behind them.
Everyone will have to be ready by Friday afternoon for the first qualifying session at 5.30pm. Then it's back on the track Saturday for the second session between 1.30pm and 2pm, right on coffee time! But it'll take more than an espresso to stop "Rango" from taking pole position. Though starting from the second line might be enough, as since the start of the season it's been above all during the race where he's left his rivals standing, and often right at the very end. Concentration and motivation remain what drives Rangoni's. and everyone after him.