Scuderia Playteam Sarafree puts 2 drivers on the podium and win from pole at Nuerburgring

Scuderia Playteam Sarafree puts 2 drivers on the podium and win from pole at Nuerburgring

21.09.2008: Scuderia Playteam Sarafree puts 2 drivers on the podium and win from pole at Nuerburgring

The start of the 44 minutes first race of the weekend was perfect for all 18 cars on the grid with AC Milan keeping the lead. However, Galatasaray's Alessandro Pier Guidi - Galatasaray SK lost time at the start and fell back to 11th place. Corinthian was immediately in second place and lapping fast with 1.45.606. Meanwhile Guidi - Galatasaray SK was pushing to get back from 11th to 4th and stabilize the car in the top of the classification.

Roma's Enrique Toccaccello, Soucek (Atletico Madrid) and Adrian Valles (Liverpool) started from the pit lane. Nelson Philippe (BVB Borussia Dortmund) stopped and was out of the race.

In the first laps, Robert Doornbos driving the AC Milan car was under pressure from SC Corinthians but tried to widen the gap managing a really fast lap 5 with a 1.44.924. It was a good enough effort to be able to resist the Corinthians driver Antonio Pizzonia's pressure.

Robert Doornbos AC Milan pushed hard, and the strategy worked. He manages to extend the lead. On lap 8, he is 4.420s ahead of SC Corinthians. The window for pit stops was then opened. Alessandro Pier Guidi (Galatasaray SK) was the first of the cars to stop and change to fresh tires.

Pier Guidi was soon followed by the Porto car who lost 8 seconds in the pit stop with a stuck rear wheel. Third place Anderlecht made a quick pit stop on lap 10, ahead of Robert Doornbos - AC Milan. Doornbos rejoined the race in the lead after a perfectly executed pit stop. Soon after him, it was Alessandro Pier Guidi’s turn in the Galatasaray SK car to ramp up the speed on lap 11 with 1.44.148.

In the second part of the race after all cars had completed their pit stops, Milan AC was still leading the race with Alessandro Pier Guidi - Galatasaray SK in third place, 6.856 behind Craig Dolby in RSC Anderlecht.

 There was a bit of emotion in the race as Duncan Tappy (Tottenham Hotspur) spun out but his position at the end of his misadventure did not bring the pace car out The two Playteam SaraFree drivers managed to hold on to their positions and take a one and three that brought both of them onto the podium.

Robert Doornbos (AC Milan) commented: "Overall the weekend went well. A pole position and a win for the 24 lap long first race was outstanding. It was an incident free race. My principal focus was on the tires. They were quite cold resulting in a bit of a tire lockup at the start. So I was really taking care. I felt vibrations on the first stint. I wanted to maximize the tires. It is easy to the get pressure wrong on the tires but the team as usual did a good job. We really guessed well today.

I maintained a good pace and wanted to bring the car home with a win. The team did a great job in the pit stop. I am really pleased to hand the team a win, because they worked so hard after the bad first race in Donington. At least now we have started to score points in the classification. 56 points is a good start. The car is easy to drive. It is fun to drive. I loved the race today."

Giambattista Giannoccaro, Team owner and Team founder. " It was an excellent result for the team. It is a great success because Playteam has never raced at this high level and is not a specialist of single seater races. I am really pleased to have two drivers on the podium today. Proud of Robert of course and enthusiastic about Alessandro who had never raced on this track before in his career. A first for him.

Alessandro Pier Guidi (Galatasaray SK) added: "I am so happy to have scored a podium today. The first of my career with Superleague Formula. The car was well setup. The team did a great job today. I am very happy to be on the podium. I am sorry that the start was not so OK.

But I did a great effort managed to come back strongly. Now we have 64 points in the classification. A good start for the day. A reverse grid start will be interesting. It will be difficult not to have an accident with anyone."

Gabriele Tredozi, Technical Manager, Scuderia Playteam Sarafree added: "I want to thank the team as everyone did a very good job to prepare for this race after Donington. Let's see how our second race will go in two hours time as Robert this time will not be leaving from pole as the grid will be reversed."

 

- Agnes Carlier -

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