FCS: Italy: Max Mugelli Imola race notes

A New Season Has Started For Max Mugelli in The Ferrari Challenge The new edition of the Ferrari Challenge started in Imola this weekend and Max Mugelli was once again a protangonist of this event.The Tuscan driver from Ronta (Florence) has ...

A New Season Has Started For Max Mugelli in The Ferrari Challenge

The new edition of the Ferrari Challenge started in Imola this weekend and Max Mugelli was once again a protangonist of this event.The Tuscan driver from Ronta (Florence) has participated in this championship for three years in a row. In these three years, Max Mugelli has brought home some prestigious results; including the third place in the world finale of the Pirelli Trophy in Misano 2002 and last season's victory of the endurance race in Vallelunga .

A new adventure has begun but this weekend's race was tainted due to a technical probelm. After a few laps in the sprint race, the Ferrrai 360 Modena's driveshaft broke down. This caused a little fire which was quickly put out.

The starting grid for the endurance race is based on the order of arrival of the sprint race so according to the regulations, Max was forced to start in the second last position on the grid. Max was able to conquer a few postitions and finished in seventh place.Considering the circumstances, this result is without a doubt quite positive.

Max Mugelli

"If I look back at what happened this weekend, I could say that i am partly satisfied and partly disappointed. The problem with the driveshaft right at the start of the sprint race wasn't at all necessary! Not only did this not allow me to finish the race but also highly influenced the endurance race.

By starting at the end of the grid, I was no longer able to fight for the first positions. I tried not to exaggerate at the start and tried not to take too many risks so I could finish the race well.

I flawlessly overtook my adversaries and constantly conquered new positions to end up with the final seventh place.

It was a little frightening for me when I suddenly found one of my adversaries who had spun through 180°, right in front of me. Luckily I was able to avoid him but I lost 5 seconds of time.All in all, i must say that I'm content .However I don't want to make being at the end of the grid a habit. For the next race in Monza, I would like to be able to fight for the top postions."

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