Podium for Super Nova in treachurous Monza conditions

Podium for Super Nova in treachurous Monza conditions

24.03.2013: Another good Super Nova performance in very wet conditions saw Vittorio Ghirelli finish

Another good Super Nova performance in very wet conditions saw Vittorio Ghirelli finish in 3rd, with Antonio Spavone taking another top ten finish with 9th.

The race was started under safety car due to the amount of standing water on the circuit and it resumed at the end of lap 3, when the pit window opened.

The team took this opportunity to call Antonio in for his stop and he rejoined just behind Agostini who had started on the front row. He then struggled for pace compared to the cars behind and lost some positions before the end of the race.

Vittorio stayed out following the safety car and began his pursuit of Bacheta and Sato ahead of him. The pace was good and there was the chance to jump Bacheta with a fast, late pit stop.

With the regulations stating that the pit stop must not be performed during the last lap of the race, the team respected the rules and made Vittorio's stop on the penultimate lap. Bacheta made his stop on the final lap of the race but unfortunately the stewards interpreted the situation differently.

It has been a solid first round of the series for Super Nova and everybody is looking forward to building on this for the next round in Marrakech, in two weeks time.

Antonio Spavone
  ‘It was a really wet race, my first time in a car like Auto GP in the wet and also in Monza. I did a small evaluation mistake on the grid for the set-up but it is all experience for next time, where I am sure we will be strong.'

Vittorio Ghirelli  
'It was a hard race today and very difficult to keep the car on track in the conditions. I struggled a bit with the balance but in the end I managed to keep a nice rhythm and ended up on the podium, also thanks to a fast pit stop. Looking forward to Morocco now!'

Round 2 is 5-7 April in Marrakech

Our Drivers 


BEST LAP: 2:06.938
CHAMP POS: 7th=, 10 Pts


BEST LAP: 2:03.177
CHAMP POS: 3rd, 24 Pts

- SuperNova   also photo

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24.03.2013 / MaP

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