Vittorio Ghirelli cruised to his maiden Auto GP pole position today at Budapest
Vittorio Ghirelli was once again the fastest man on-track at Budapest.
In the first practice session for the Hungarian round of the 2013 Auto GP, the Roman-based racer, fielded by Super Nova International, repeated yesterday’s testing performance and clocked a personal best lap of 1:32.662, 0.7s clear of local hero Tamas Pal Kiss.
Vittorio Ghirelli is currently leading the Under 21 standings in Auto GP.
The 18-year-old Roman-based racer, born on May 9, 1994 in Fasano, made his championship debut this season and cruised to the podium in both the 2013 rounds held so far at Monza and Marrakech, also clocking the fastest lap of Race 2 at the Moroccan street circuit.
“The number of drivers getting in-touch with Auto GP for the first time keeps rising.” – Enzo Coloni
New and promising young drivers are joining Auto GP as the championship series is set to go back on-track on December the 6th and 7th at Circuit de Catalunya. After the confirmations received by Vittorio Ghirelli, Yoshitaka Kuroda and Kimiya Sato, three more racers are now set to line-up aboard the Auto GP Zytek-powered Lola cars in Barcelona.
Ghirelli, Kuroda and Sato bring fresh note to upcoming Auto GP test in Barcelona
The cars will be lining-up at the venue, which is located outside Barcelona, on Thursday, December the 6th and Friday, December the 7th. Once again, the winter tests will enable teams to evaluate new drivers coming from other categories for possible 2013 deals.
Swiss ahead of Pommer and McKenzie in closely fought session
Mathéo Tuscher secured his third pole of the season during today’s (Saturday) opening Formula Two qualifying session at Paul Ricard. In cooler temperatures, the 15 year-old Swiss posted a best time of 1:53.023s late in the session to edge out Markus Pommer and Daniel McKenzie during the closely fought session which saw the top 10 covered by a second.
Brit bounces back from non-finish yesterday to take front-row start
Luciano Bacheta bounced back from a disappointing race yesterday to secure pole for today’s (Sunday) second Formula Two race at Spa. The 22-year-old Brit waited for a clear track midway through the session to set a best time of 2:03.925s to clinch his second pole of the season. He was followed closely home – just 0.166s – by round seven winner Markus Pommer with Alex Fontana taking third for today’s race which gets underway at 14:15 (local time).
Switch to our mobile site