"Rainmaster" Facu Regalia claims win at wet Hungaroring

"Rainmaster" Facu Regalia claims win at wet Hungaroring

02.05.2015: Facu Regalia has delivered one of his best performances on wet track of his motorsport




Facu Regalia has delivered one of his best performances on wet track of his motorsport career, grabbing race win at Hungaroring today, where the Auto GP series season opener took place. The driver of FMS Racing, who almost set the pole position time yesterday, had a perfect tactical approach to the race and in the end it bore fruit.


The race was started behind the safety car as drivers were struggling with poor visibility around the track. Immediately after the race was green-flagged Antonio Pizzonia and Regalia pulled away from the rest of the field, with Argentina´s racer firmly in the slipstream of the leader.


But overtaking maneuvers aren´t an easy task at the “Hungarian Monaco”. On lap 11 Regalia posted a fastest lap time of 2:02.239, but still running nose to tail all the way. On the penultimate lap, Facu improved his previous fastest lap record as he managed to break two-minute barrier.


 On the final lap Regalia pushed Pizzonia harder and harder and it finally paid off, as the Brazilian missed the breaking point. As a result, Regalia overtook him to claim his maiden triumph in the series. After scoring today´s race win and the fastest lap, Regalia leads drivers´ standings with 26 points.


Race two is scheduled at 12.15 tomorrow. Regalia will start 8th, due to top-8 of Race 1 in reverse order.  


Facu Regalia: "
After one year away from racing, I´m back and winning. I was keen to finish on top of the podium again, as my last time was two years ago in the GP3 Series at Nürburgring. Hungaroring is a sort magic place for me. I am so happy because this win is so important.


I dedicate it to my family, friends and fans. Of course I have to mention my team as well, as they gave me a great car, mainly in the second half of the race. I pushed every lap and finally it paid off, as Antonio made a mistake and it was crucial for overtaking him.


 It is a nice result. Tomorrow I will start 8th on the grid but I don´t rule out another podium".
 

CTR- also photo

Permanent-URL: http://www.automobilsport.com/facu-regalia-rainmaster-win-wet-hungaroring---135719.html

02.05.2015 / MaP

Weitere Beiträge

Pizzonia (Zele) conquered the pole ahead of the FMS duet Regalia and Pulcini
01.05.2015
For the first Auto GP Event Pizzonia (Zele) conquered the pole position at the Hungaroring. The 34 yr old Brazilian was the quickest during Q2 with a pole time of 1’33”375. The ex Bmw – Williams F1 driv weiter >>
Facu Regalia quickest in Auto GP practices at Hungaroring
01.05.2015
Free Practice 2: FMS still on top.  Regalia confirms his pace ahead of the amazing debutant Pulcini Facu Regalia, the Argentinian proved to be the quickest again during Auto GP Free weiter >>
Cecotto jr. (Virtuosi UK), Pulcini (FMS Racing) join Auto GP at Budapest
29.04.2015
The Auto GP roster is growing as two new names will be lining-up next weekend at Budapest. Driving for Virtuosi UK at the Hungaroring venue will be Johnny Cecotto Jr. The 25-year-old, Venezuelan, will be partnering Russian Nikita Zlobin. Another fresh new talent will be a 16-year-old Italian rookie, Leonardo Pulcini. Based in Rome, he will join Facu Regalia at FMS Racing. Ceco weiter >>
FMS Racing announces Regalia as a first driver for Budapest
27.04.2015
Facu Regalia is the first driver to be announced by FMS Racing for the opening round of the 2015 Auto GP, scheduled for the coming weekend at Budapest. The 23-year-old racer from Buenos Aires reached an agreement with Ivone Pinton and his team, and will soon fly to Budapest where he will join the fellow Auto GP drivers alongside the FIA WTCC event scheduled at weiter >>
Sa Silva completes Zele Racing AutoGP line-up
24.04.2015
Zele Racing will field 3 cars at the AutoGP season opener in Budapest next week as Luis Sa Silva has rejoined the team. The 24-year-old Angolan, who finished runner-up for Zele Racing in last season’s closer at Estoril, will team up with Antonio Pizzonia and Andres Mendez. "We have been working with Luis for quite some time. His performance in Estoril was outstanding, so weiter >>
Pizzonia (Zele Racing), Von Grünigen (Paolo Coloni Racing) join 2015 Auto GP ranks
22.04.2015
A former Formula 1 star will be headlining the roster for the 2015 Auto GP Season starting on the 2nd and 3rd of May at the Hungaroring. Manaus-born Brazilian Antonio Pizzonia will be back in the series thanks to a deal with Austrian squad Zele Racing. The 34-year-old ace had already raced with the same squad last year, and led the pack in the 2015 preseason test held at Valle weiter >>
Giuseppe Cipriani back with Ibiza Racing Team for AutoGP 2015 season
08.04.2015
Ibiza Racing Team will contest their third Auto GP season in 2015. After their winning debut in 2013, last year the Spanish squad brought their leading driver Giuseppe Cipriani to a podium finish in the inaugural round at Marrakech. weiter >>
Moma Motorsport looks forward to 2015 Auto GP season
08.04.2015
Moma Motorsport, a Spanish squad led by Carlos Molla, is looking with interest at a possible entry in the 2015 Auto GP championship. In his 30-year experience in motorsport, Molla worked alongside top-class professional divers like Felix Porteiro, Ander Vilarinho, Antonio Garcia, Dani Clos and F.1 stars like Marc Genè, Fernando Alonso and Robert Kubica. weiter >>
Paolo Coloni Racing joins Auto GP
03.04.2015
Auto GP is delighted to welcome a new team on-board for the 2015 season. Paolo Coloni Racing will make their debut in the 2015 Auto GP season with the goal of fielding three cars. The team benefits from the 30-year exper weiter >>
2015 Auto GP season to start in Budapest
01.04.2015
The sixth edition of the Auto GP championship will kick-off in Budapest. The organization, led by Enzo Coloni, decided to cancel the opening round of 2015 which was originally scheduled in Marrakech, Morocco.The decision weiter >>
Antonio Pizzonia (Zele Racing) sets fastest lap in Vallelunga test
03.03.2015
Antonio Pizzonia, driving for Zele Racing, cruised to the fastest lap of the opening Auto GP test session of 2015 at Vallelunga. The Brazilian, who made it on-track in time for Day 2 only, due to the long trip from Brazil, stopped the clocks in 1'23"196, completing 50 l weiter >>
Auto GP starts a new era at Vallelunga
02.03.2015
With the running of a 2-day test on March 2nd and 3rd at Vallelunga, the new era of Auto GP will officially open, featuring the unification between Dutch company ISRA and the organization led by Enzo Coloni. After the presentation of the s weiter >>
Antonio Pizzonia joins Zele Racing for Vallelunga Auto GP test
28.02.2015
Antonio Pizzonia will be back driving an Auto GP car next week in testing at Vallelunga. The Brazilian, a former Formula 1 driver and also a successful entry in the series promoted by Enzo Coloni, weiter >>
Nikita Zlobin joins Auto GP with Virtuosi Racing
26.02.2015
Nikita Zlobin is the first 2015 driver to be announced by Virtuosi Racing for the upcoming Auto GP season. Nikita is the son of Sergey Zlobin, Russia's Formula 1 test-driver, and despite being only 18, he has already enjoyed a good c weiter >>
Andres Mendez joins Zele Racing in Auto GP
12.02.2015
Colombian driver Andrés Méndez will join Zele Racing for the 2015 Auto GP season. The 22-year-old from Bogotá, whose father and grandfather were both racing drivers, began kart racing in 2008. Fo weiter >>
Auto GP returns on-track on March 2nd, 3rd at Vallelunga
22.01.2015
After having introduced their upgraded car for 2015, the Auto GP championship announced the dates for a 2-day test that will bring teams and drivers finally back on-track. Vallelunga will be the venue, the weiter >>
Auto GP unveils 2015 car
17.01.2015
The 2015 Auto GP season is inching closer and closer and as the series will go underway in April at Marrakech, supporting the World Touring Car Championship, the organization led by Enzo Coloni will be celebrating the beginning of its weiter >>
Auto GP and ISRA join forces for 2015 season
22.12.2014
The Auto GP Organisation is delighted to announce a cooperation deal is reached with ISRA, the Dutch event management company that, under the guidance of businessman Henk de Jong, has organised the 2014 FA1 Championship held during the Acceleration events. The collaboration between De Jong and Auto GP promoter Enzo Coloni will guarantee at least an 18-car field in all the 2015 weiter >>
Toby Sowery eyes up F1 test and Auto GP
15.12.2014
MSV F3 Cup Champion Toby Sowery has set his sights on Auto GP next year and will be undertaking a test programme with Virtuosi Racing in the New Year with a view to a full season. Auto GP recently announced their new pack weiter >>
Davide Valsecchi has exciting run on new Auto GP car
06.12.2014
Last weekend, Davide Valsecchi had the chance to drive the latest Auto GP car, updated with the latest performance package set for 2015. It's been a successful shakedown at Magione, where with the supervision of Enzo Coloni, the 2012 weiter >>
Auto GP set to excite the Motor Show crowd in Bologna
01.12.2014
Although the cold season has finally come, opening the doors of the long winter season, Auto GP and the promoters of the Bologna Motor Show found a very effective way to warm-up the atmosphere of the 2014 year-end exhibition. weiter >>
Auto GP looks forward to 2015
07.11.2014
Full-season budget set to 400.000€ 2015 drivers' champion to get F1 test The AUTO GP series, promoted by Enzo Coloni, has many news and innovations already in the bag for the 2015 season, t weiter >>
Estoril, Race 2: Shinya Michimi (Euronova) takes maiden Auto GP win
19.10.2014
- Super Nova secures Teams' titleThe 2014 Auto GP championship provided its last few verdicts today at Estoril. Super Nova managed to secure the Teams' championship as they eventually succeeded in keeping Virtuosi UK at bay in Race 2. At the end of t weiter >>
Estoril, AutoGP Race 1: Tamas Pal Kiss (Virtuosi UK) wins and clinches runner-up spot
19.10.2014
Tamas Pal Kiss, driving for Virtuosi UK, cruised to a flag-to-flag win today at Estoril, in Race 1 of the Auto GP 2014 finale. The Hungarian racer, who had also scored two points yesterday by taking the pole, mathematically clinched second place in standings. I weiter >>
Estoril AutoGP qualifying: Pal Kiss scores maiden pole
18.10.2014
Tamas Pal Kiss scored the fastest lap of the day at Estoril in qualifying for the final round of the 2014 Auto GP championship. The Hungarian racer, fielded by Virtuosi UK, logged a personal best laptime of 1'28"759 to take his maiden pole position, which was also the first for the British squad. Thanks to today's results they were able to tally one more point in their chase for the teams' cham weiter >>
Antonio Pizzonia fährt beim Auto GP Saisonfinale für Zele Racing
16.10.2014
Antonio Pizzonia wird beim letzten Rennwochenende der AutoGP World Series 2014 ein Comeback beim Kärntner Rennstall Zele Racing geben Pizzonia, der in den 2000ern für Jaguar Racing und BMW Williams weiter >>
Michela Cerruti forced to miss final Auto GP round
15.10.2014
Mixed Weekend at Red Bull RingMichela Cerruti is unable to contest the final Auto GP round at Estoril this weekend, having suffered a recurrence of a back injury that was already aggravated following the Imola event earlier this year. weiter >>
Auto GP to star at Bologna Motor Show
07.10.2014
While preparations for the last round of the 2014 season at Estoril are underway, with the event set to kick-off in about ten days, Auto GP is proud to announce that the series will be part of the Motor Show program in Bologna. For the first time since its inception, the Coloni-managed championship will be running on the dedicated areas of the classic winter exhibition. weiter >>
Luis Sa Silva to line-up with Zele Racing at Estoril
30.09.2014
There will be a new face on the Auto GP grid for the final round of the 2014 season at Estoril. Lining-up at the Portuguese circuit will be Angolan Luis Sa Silva, who will be behind the wheel of a Zele Racing car. Born on the 23rd of Agust, 1990, Sa Silva has been a part of the GP3 Series field in the last few season and will be at his first time behind the wheel of a 550-horsepower open wheel weiter >>

Kategorien

STROOSSEN ENGLEN ASBL www.stroossenenglen.lu

© 2001-2017 automobilsport.com full copyright automobilsport.com