Tag Archive: Marco Barba

Sep 04

Valencia, Race 2: first win for Haryanto

The second race of the Valencia Auto GP weekend crowned Rio Haryanto

AutoGp - Valencia - Rio HaryantoAuto GPThe Indonesian driver, that this year already got on the podium in Brno and showed a steadily improving trend throughout the whole season, finally made the most of his potential clinching a dominating success.

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Sep 03

Valencia, Race 1: Afanasiev flag to flag

Sergei Afanasiev is really on a charge in this final rounds of the Auto GP Championship. 

Auto GPAutoGP - Sergei AfanasiefThe Russian driver boasted a dominating performance, leading the race from flag to flag and becoming the first Auto GP driver to clinch a third win in 2011.

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Sep 03

Afanasiev pips Ceccon for pole in Valencia

Sergei Afanasiev will be the poleman for the first race of the Auto GP weekend in Valencia, that will start today at 1.35 PM.

AutoGP - Sergei AfanasievAuto GPThe Russian driver posted a 1’23”436, a laptime that allowed him to take the top spot in the final stages of a thrillingly-close session that saw the top three drivers packed in just 0”08 and 12 competitors in just eight tenths. So the DAMS driver managed to keep momentum after his impressive performances in Oschersleben, and got an ideal start to a weekend where his aim is to further reduce the gap from championship leader Kevin Ceccon.

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Sep 02

Valencia, Free Practice 2: Filippi, then the rain‏

Valencia, Free Practice 1: Filippi leads the pack

AutoGP - Valencia - Luca Filippi 2AutoGP - Valencia - Luca FilippiLuca Filippi still leads the pack in Valencia. The SuperNova driver climbed at the top of the timesheet in the first minutes of the second Free Practice session, posting a 1’23”702 on used tyres that hints to a great potential for tomorrow’s Qualifying.

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Jul 31

Oscherleben, Race 2: second win for Venturini

Giovanni Venturini clinched his second Auto GP win today

AutoGP - Oscherleben - Griffitz Durango - Giovanni VenturiniAuto GPThe italian driver, who was dominating in the season’s maiden weekend in Monza, got on the higher step of the podium again after an hard fought race.

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Jul 30

Oschersleben, Buttarelli penalized for start crash

Bad news for Samuele Buttarelli

AutoGP - Oschersleben - Samuele Buttarelli - Fabrizio CrestaniAuto GPRace Direction considered the Italian driver responsible for the crash that immediately after the start took both him and poleman Fabrizio Crestani out of the race, and decided to punish him as a consequence.

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Jul 30

Oscherleben, Race 1: unstoppable Afanasiev

Sergei Afanasiev shines again in Auto GP

Auto GPAutoGP - Oscherleben - Dams - Sergei AfanasievThe Russian driver, who just two weeks ago had to miss the Donington round due to problems in obtaining the visa, passed from bad to good clinching a dominating win (the second of his season) in the first race of the Oschersleben weekend.

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Jul 29

Oschersleben, Crestani pips Afanasiev to pole

Fabrizio Crestani grabbed pole position for the Oschersleben round of Auto GP.

AutoGP - Oschersleben - Lazarus - Fabrizio CrestaniAuto GPThe Lazarus driver was the quickest after a thrilling session, stopped with 3 minutes to go due to an accident for Francesco Dracone. Qualifying saw many lead changes: Adrien Tambay topped the sheets with the first set of tyres, then at mid-session with the second set Kevin Ceccon took the lead first, then pipped by Sergei Afanasiev.

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Jul 29

Oschersleben, Free Practice 1: Ceccon ahead of Tambay

Oschersleben, Free Practice 2: Afanasiev on top

AutoGP - Oschersleben - Ombra Racing - Kevin CecconAutoGP - Oschersleben - Dams - Sergei AfanasievIt’s fighting time already for the Auto GP drivers: in the first Free Practice session, the guys decided to give their best from the very first laps: as a result, six drivers are packed in just half a second and the track record (a 1’19”9 that had been posted by F2) has already been beaten by 2 seconds.

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Jul 17

Donington, Race 2: second win for Buttarelli

“Winning in front of Carroll makes it even better” – Buttarelli

Auto GPAutoGP - Donington - TP Formula - Samuele ButtarelliHe already won Race 2 in Brno and doing it again in today’s Sprint Race in Donington he became the first Auto GP driver to clinch two race wins in 2011: Samuele Buttarelli boasted a really amazing drive, leading the pack from flag to flag and controlling the race like a veteran despite feeling the pressure of Adam Carroll behind him.

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Jul 16

Donington, Race 1: Lancaster and SuperNova take all (+result)

 Racing at home had a very good effect on Jon Lancaster and SuperNova Racing

Auto GPDonington ParkThe british pair emerged from a treacherous Race 1 in Donington with a win for Jon and a one-two result for the team thanks to the 2nd place clinched by Luca Filippi, boasting both some great driving and a good strategy by the team. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 15

Pole debut for Carroll in Donington‏

It was a staggering Auto GP debut for Adam Carroll

AutoGP - Campos Racing - Adam CarrollAuto GPThe brit, that until this morning had never driven the car prepared by Campos Racing, managed to keep all his rivals at bay in Qualifying clinching pole position with a 1’16”891 that left the closest of them all, Luca Filippi, 3 tenths adrift.

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Jul 15

Donington, FP2: Onidi sets the pace‏

It’s still Lazarus on top in Donington, as the Italian team topped the sheets again in the second Free Practice session.

AutoGP - Donington - Lazarus - Fabio OnidiAuto GPIf in the first session Fabrizio Crestani was the quickest, this time the team boasted a one-two, with Fabio Onidi emerging as the quickest with 1’17”206, a laptime that left his team mate 2 tenths adrift. Behind them was Samuele Buttarelli, who confirmed the impressive morning shape with a 1’17”861 that was enough to keep at bay the SuperNova pair.

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Jul 15

Donington, FP1: Crestani tops the sheets

Fabrizio Crestani and Lazarus started the Donington weekend in the best possible way.

AutoGP - Donington - Lazarus - Fabrizio CrestaniAuto GPThe Italian driver posted the fastest time in the first Free Practice, being the only one to break the 1’18 mark with 1’17”841. The team managed by Tancredi Pagiaro crowned a very good performance with a third place by Fabio Onidi, less than 3 tenths adrift from his team mate. In between them was Kevin Ceccon, at his first experience in Donington but already at ease with the Ombra Racing car.

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Jul 14

Adam Carrol joins Campos Racing from Donington

There’s a new entry for Auto GP and Campos Racing

Auto GPAdamCarrollThe Spanish team, committed to the Series with three cars, reached an agreement with Adam Carroll. The british driver will race for the team from the Donington round until the end of the season, driving the #33 formerly raced by Marco Barba, who decided to temporarily stop his career in motor racing.

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Jun 19

Brno, Race 2: Buttarelli takes maiden win

The “wild rookies” keep shining in Auto GP

AutpGP - Brno - TP Formula - Samuele Buttarelli_BrnoAuto GPSamuele Buttarelli, who already took a podium finish in Monza, confirmed its great potential today in Brno, clinching a great win in Race 2. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 05

Budapest, Race 2: first win for Afanasiev

“My last win dated back to 2009 on this same track” – Sergei Afanasiev

AutoGP - Budapest -  Sergei AfanasievAuto GPWith a commanding performance Sergei Afanasiev won the second round of the Auto GP Hungarian event, after an exciting race and a very eventful first lap. At the start Rodolfo Gonzalez was the best off the line, and took the lead entering first corner starting from second row.

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Jun 04

Budapest, Race 1: sub judice win for Ceccon

Sub judice win for Kevin Ceccon in Race 1 in Budapest

AutoGP - Budapest podiumAuto GPAfter a race that was deeply influenced by the Safety-Car that came on track on lap 9 for a crash involving Marco Barba. The Safety-Car picked up Filippi but the Italian driver wasn’t the leader anymore, as he had just served his mandatory pit-stop. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 04

Stunning pole for Filippi

Budapest qualifying report and results

AutoGP - Budapest - Luca Filippi 2Auto GPAfter hiding a bit in yesterday’s second Free Practice session choosing not to use new tyres, Luca Filippi broke cover in today’s qualifying: the SuperNova driver took pole position with an impressive 1’33”374, 6 tenths quicker than anybody else. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 03

Budapest, Free Practice 2: Crestani leads Lazarus duo

 Budapest, Free Practice 1: Filippi on the run‏

AutoGP - Budapest - Fabrizio CrestaniAutoGP - Budapest - Luca FilippiIf Filippi gave a clear message in Practice 1, in the second session it was team Lazarus who gave a clear answer: the Italian team indeed placed both its driver at the top of the timesheets, with Crestani posting an impressive 1’34”741 that improved the best time from the morning practice by 1 full second, so managing to stay ahead of his team mate Onidi by just 1 tenth. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 02

Onidi: “In Budapest to keep momentum”

Fabio Onidi was one of the main players of the opening Auto GP weekend in Monza.

AutoGP - Fabio OnidiAuto GPHe was unlucky in Race 1, when a pit-stop gremlin hampered his strategy, and then took revenge in Sunday’s Sprint Race leading the Auto GP pack from flag to flag. Thanks to this he grabbed 3rd place in the overall standings, just one point adrift from Filippi, and he arrives in Budapest on a high. Read the rest of this entry »

May 15

Monza Race 2: Onidi clinches win

Keeping first place from flag to flag

Auto GP - Monza - Fabio OnidiAuto GP - Monza - Fabio Onidi podiumIf yesterday the Auto GP youngsters did send a clear message taking two steps of the podium, today it was Fabio Onidi who gave them the right answer of behalf of the experienced drivers: the driver from Milan clinched a dominating win in the second race of the Monza weekend, keeping first place from flag to flag. Read the rest of this entry »

May 14

Monza, Race 1: Venturini takes maiden win

Giovanni Venturini aims for a perfect weekend

Auto GP - Monza - Giovanni VenturiniAuto GP - Monza race 1 PodiumAfter being the quickest in the First Practice and grabbing pole position yesterday, the Griffitz Durango driver took a dominating win Race 1, managing the race like an experienced driver despite being a rookie in the Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

May 13

Venturini tops First Practice in Monza

Giovanni Venturini was the quickest on the opening session of the 2011 Auto GP season

Auto GPAutoGP - Monza - Giovanni VenturiniHe topped the sheets with a 1’36”629 with new tyres: it was an impressive performance from the Griffitz Durango driver considering that the 2010 pole (posted by Romain Grosjean) is just half a second adrift. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 22

Talents gather for the first Auto GP official test

Auto GP is ready to start the engines for the first official test of the 2011 season in Barcelona.

Auto GPAuto GP - Stefano BizzarriFor the two days of testing, that will start tomorrow ending on Thursday, some among the most interesting talents in international motorsport gathered at Circuit de Catalunya to have their first contact with the Lola-Zytek and start preparing the season in the best possible way. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 02

Marco Barba joins Campos Racing

Spanish team to line-up three cars

Adrian Campos - Marco BarbaAuto GPMarco Barba, the 2010 European F3 Open champion, is the first driver confirmed by Campos Racing for the 2011 Auto GP campaign. The Spanish team’s manager and owner, Adrian Campos, confirmed that the outfit will line-up three cars, with the other drivers to be announced shortly. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 19

Marco Barba sets the pace in Valencia

Tuesday was as a very good second day of testing for the Auto GP teams that traveled to Valencia.

Auto GP - Campos Racing - Marco BarbaAuto GPOn a quicker track, mainly due to cleaner racing lines and more rubber on the tarmac, drivers had the opportunity to push harder and as a result the average pace was lowered by as much as 1”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 18

Campos, Durango e Lazarus opened 2011 in Valencia

2011 is just two weeks old, but the Auto GP engines have been started already.

Auto GP - Adrian Campos JrAuto GPThanks to a steadily raising interest for the series, interest that led many drivers to ask for a test in the Auto GP car even in deep winter time, three teams gathered in Valencia for a two-day testing session that got underway yesterday. Read the rest of this entry »