On track British Donington Park this weekend has lifted the curtain on the first round of the Superleague Formula, the new league that wants to unite the world with that of football. Absolute protagonist of this first appointment is Davide ...
On track British Donington Park this weekend has lifted the curtain on the first round of the Superleague Formula, the new league that wants to unite the world with that of football.
Absolute protagonist of this first appointment is Davide Rigon at the wheel of Elan / Panoz V12 from 750 HP white/Green Racing Team Beijing, led on the track by Zakspeed that, having dominated the two free practice sessions marking the two best performance (1:19,968 and 1:18.999) also conquered the pole position, beating the Sivilia FC B. Garcia with the best laps 1:19.351 vs 1:18.529, and the victory in race-1, marking the fastest lap.
The qualification format sees the cars divided into two groups (A and B) where the pilots whoop battle for 15 minutes: According to the draw, which sees the drivers themselves protagonists, Davide Rigon is placed in Group B, along with AC Milan, AS Roma, Tottenham Hotspur, Al-Ain, BVB Borussia Dortmund, FC Porto, SC Corinthians and Glasgow Rangers. At the end of the session will be the Racing Team Beijing Guoan to wrest the absolute best performance with the best laps of 1:18.746, in front of the AC Milan (1:19.155) and AS Roma (1:19.562). Thanks to this extraordinary result Davide Rigon ranks for the quarter-finals, along with Sevilla FC, Tottenham Hotspur, Galatasaray, AC Milan, AS Roma, PSV Einhoven and Olympiacos. They start as the quarter-finals which see the following pairs: Sevilla vs Tottenham, Galatasaray vs Sk Beijing Guoan, PSV vs AS Roma and AC Milan vs Olympiacos.
The first to fall on the track in the second quarter-finals is the Galatasaray with Italian Pier Guidi, that concluding his laps in 1:20.683. It 'time to Davide Rigon and at the end of the first sector has a lead of 4 dec, which increases to 1,103 sec at the end of the second, then stop the clock at 1:18.566: Davide Rigon and Beijing Guoan are in the semifinals, along to Sevilla F, Olympiacos (which unexpectedly beat Milan) and PSV Einhoven. The new challenge facing sees Beijing Guoan vs PSV Einhoven, vs Davide Rigon Y. Buurman: Buurman but also must give way to Rigon calling so in the final with FC Sivilia by B. Garcia.
This morning (Sunday) at 11.00 were switched off traffic lights to race-1 whose deployment has seen in the first row of the Beijing Guoan Davide Rigon and Sivilia FC B. Garcia: at the start Rigon manages to maintain its command followed Spanish, but after a few minutes to tender a contact between Corinthians and Borussia Dortmund forcing the safety car to enter the track. Davide Rigon continue the race marking the best lap in 1:20.523 (single pilot to descend below the wall of 1:21.000); to restart the car, white and green can now take a good margin and the first step has already 1.4 sec Sivilla advantage, which must also defend against attacks of AS Rome Enrico Toccacelo. Precisely the Roman manages to be better on the Spanish sets foot launched at the Rigon, which however can count on a benefit already more than 2.5 seconds. At the end of the 45 ' tender is the Beijing Guoan Davide Rigon of passing through the first under the checkered flag, followed by Roma and Tottenham. With the rule of the grid completely reversed in race-2 Davide Rigon takes off the last row and Seventeenth streets.
Under a torrential rain Rigon is a good start and managed to recover some position. Again, after 24 min of the race, following a contact the safety car makes its entrance on the roadmap and the 38' Rigon and Beijing Guoan are already battling for eighth place with FC Basel. At the end of a great race marked by numerous overtaking Rigon cuts the finishing line in sixth place, behind the winner Sevilla, Flamenco, Liverpool, Borussia Dortmund and Tottenham.
" I'm very happy for the pole and victory. It is a fantastic result "commented Davide Rigon" During Saturday we worked very hard finding a good setup. In qualifying the car was not perfect and I made some mistake. It was not easy because certainly with this kind of qualifications do not have the chance to recover. After the first 15 minutes begins real battle. The race was really difficult as the safety car has cancelled all my advantage. After the restart, however, I managed to return a good margin. The machine with lots of fuel on board was different from qualifications, but I always continued to push at most. I am very happy for having won the first victory in Formula Superleague and I want to dedicate to my fantastic team.
With this result Beijing Guoan and Davide Rigon leave Donington in first place in overall standings with 79 points, followed by Liverpool at 72.