Red flag and re-start of the second race because of rain 1-minute penalty for Portuguese Rui Aguas due to unfair manoeuver Circuito del Jarama, 21 May.- Drivers Antonio Garcia and Patrice Gay (Adrian Campos Motorsport) got the victories in the...
Red flag and re-start of the second race because of rain 1-minute penalty for Portuguese Rui Aguas due to unfair manoeuver
Circuito del Jarama, 21 May.- Drivers Antonio Garcia and Patrice Gay (Adrian Campos Motorsport) got the victories in the races this morning at the Circuito del Jarama (Madrid, Spain). The equalty between drivers a slightly slippery track due to rain provoked some incidents. Even the second race was stopped at lap 11 of 25 and re-started later. Antonio Garcia confirms the series leadership ahead of Portuguese Rui Aguas. Aguas got a 1-minute time penalty in the second race due to unfair manoeuver when overtaking Frenchman Grégoire de Galzain. No appeal presented by Venturini Racing. Spaniard Santiago Porteiro was excluded from both races because of unlawful modification made on the rear wing. Team Elide Racing will appeal this decision, so results remain provisional until the Court of Appeal decides.
Garcia and Aguas were the fastest drivers in the first race and they got an advantage of more than 20 seconds before the third, Swiss Joel Camathias. Frenchman Laurent Delahaye and Italian Andrea Belicchi got a stop&go penalty due to false start. Fuel pump trouble for Angel Burgueno and Jean Christophe Ravier (Ravier 2nd in both qualifiers). Both had to retire.
In the second race bad start of Antonio Garcia, overtaken by Ravier and Aguas. In lap 11 it started to rain and race was stopped. Re-started ten minutes later with 14 laps to go, it was dominated by Angel Burgueno (Ergoline EC Motorsport) ahead of Andrea Belicchi and Porteiro. Aguas said goodbye to victory at the pit stop procedure, his car coming to a complete engine stop and had to be re-started in the pit lane. Garcia spun out in lap eight of the second part, resulting in front wing damage, and could only finish fifth. Burgueno was really upset at the end of the race: “my team committed a silly mistake. They made signals for me to slow down. I did, and I lost the race. I think they were not aware of the procedure of adding times of the first and the second part of the race”.
Next round of the Open Telefonica scheduled for the 18th June at Albacete, Spain.
<pre> Results Race 1 (17 laps) - provisional
1. Antonio García (ESP, Adrián Campos Motorsport) 24:56.477 a 157,450 km/h 2. Rui Aguas (POR, Venturini Racing) a 3.054 seg. 3. Joel Camathias (SUI, Scuderia Famá) a 20.686 4. Víctor Ordóñez (ESP, Repsol Meycom) a 21.315 5. Giuseppe Burlotti (ITA, Vergani Racing España) a 28.938
Fast lap: Antonio García, 1.27.393 a 158,59 km/h. Did not finish: Angel Burgueño (fuel pump, lap 1), Jean-Christophe Ravier (fuel pump, l. 8), Cristian Mackenna (engine, l. 5), Patrice Gay (bodywork damage after incident, l.1), Jordi Nogués (spun out, l. 1) Race leaders: Antonio García (laps 1 to 17)
Results Race 2 (25 laps with pit stop) - provisional
1. Patrice Gay (FRA, Adrian Campos Motorsport) 36:28.289 2. Angel Burgueño (ESP, Ergoline EC Motorsport) a 7.088 seg. 3. Jean Chistophe Ravier (FRA, Epsilon by Graff) a 10.856 4. Rui Aguas (ESP, Adrian Campos Motorsport) a 12.510 5. Antonio Garcia (ESP, Adrián Campos Motorsport) a 21.377 Fast lap: Patrice Gay, 1.27.572 a 158,27 km/h. Did not finish: Laurent Delahaye (spun out, lap 11), Tamás Illés (spun out, lap 9), Sandro Gavazzoni (mechanical failure, lap 2), Víctor Ordóñez (fuel pump, lap 16), Grégoire de Galzain (spun out, lap 17) Did not start: Cristian Mackenna
CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS (provisional): 1. Antonio Garcia (ESP), 99 points; 2. Rui Aguas, (POR) 74 p.; 3. Patrice Gay (FRA), 61 p.; 4. Giuseppe Burlotti (ITA), 42 p.; 5. Joel Camathias (SUI), 37 p.; 6. Angel Burgueno (ESP), 33 p.; 7. Jean Christophe Ravier (Epsilon by Graff), 23 p.; 8. Rafael Sarandeses (ESP), 21 p.