Open Telefonica Donington Park notes

Portuguese driver Rui Aguas gets back 15 valuable points and climbs up to the third position in the Open Telefonica standings. The Spanish Court of Appeal invalidates the one-minute penalty imposed by the Stewards in the second race in Albacete.

Portuguese driver Rui Aguas gets back 15 valuable points and climbs up to the third position in the Open Telefonica standings. The Spanish Court of Appeal invalidates the one-minute penalty imposed by the Stewards in the second race in Albacete. Up to now the championship has never been so hard-fought with just three more meetings to go.

Barcelona, 28 th July.- The duel is ready. There¹s no more truce between the Open Telefonica drivers. This is very good known for the three actually top Open Telefonica drivers, the Spanish Antonio Garcia (Adrian Campos Motorsport),the current series leader, with 137 points, the Italian Giuseppe Burlotti (Vergani Racing España), with 129 points, and the Portuguese Rui Aguas (Venturini Racing), with 103 points.

Aguas received a 1-minute penalty for overtaking with safety car on Albacete track. The Portuguese driver gets the points back but his team will have to pay 840.000 pesetas. Rui Aguas who won his first victory this season at Magny-Cours circuit gets back 15 points that can be vital for the outcome of the series. The Portuguese has reached the podium four times,this year one third place and three second places, in his second season as a driver in the Open

Moreover, the Court of Appeal of the Real Federación Española de Automovilismo has rejected the protest presented by the Spanish driver Santiago Porteiro (Elide Racing). The Spaniard was double excluded at Jarama by the Stewards because of illegal modifications on the rear wing adjustment holes.

Decisive Phase

Donington Park, Monza and Valencia are the rounds to go. Each race is a final and the next one will be at Donington Park circuit.18 drivers from 6 countries will be present.

Both races to be broadcast live on TVE (Spanish National Television) at 11.30 and 14.00 pm local time. F-1 Marc Gené, 1998 Open Nissan winner will assist the TV commentator on site.

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Series Other open wheel
Drivers Antonio Garcia , Marc Gene , Adrian Campos , Rui Aguas