Tag Archive: Ombra Racing

Nov 11

Ombra Racing win 6 Hour of Estoril in style

With the second win in three weeks, clinched in the VdeV season finale in Estoril

Ombra Racing Ferrari 458 Ombra Racing celebrated an amazing end-of-season winning streak. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 03

GTSprint International Series to feature top international line-up at Monza

SWR-promoted series set for 2013 opener with revised format, exciting field

GTSprint International SeriesLess than four days are left before the start of the 2013 GTSprint International Series season at the fast Monza racetrack. After the championship’s collective test, many team-driver combinations have emerged as potential title threats: 2013 will be as exciting as ever. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 01

Defendi, Roda, Spavone to run in Auto GP’s Barcelona test

“The number of drivers getting in-touch with Auto GP for the first time keeps rising.” – Enzo Coloni

AutoGP - Enzo Coloni - Daniele AudettoAuto GP logoNew 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 13

GTSprint International Series: Mario Cordoni enjoys superb 2012 season

Running for italian-based Team Ombra Racing outfit, Cordoni won the GTS3 title, ending up as a runner-up in the overall series

GTSprint International Series - Mario CordoniGTSprint International Series logoIt’s been an extremely positive rookie season for Mario Cordoni in the 2012 GTSprint International Series. Driving a Ferrari 458 Italia for Team Ombra Racing, the Italian tamed a tough opposition to win the GTS3 class championship and also ended up second in the overall standings. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 23

Sirotkin triumphs in Sonoma season finale

Sergey Sirotkin became the last winner of the 2012 Auto GP season in Sonoma

Auto GP - Sonoma - Euronova Racing - Sergey SirotkinAuto GP World SeriesThe Russian driver of Euronova Racing was the first to cross the line in Sunday’s Race 2 after a race that saw him as the undisputed leader. After that the early part was led by reverse poleman Antonio Spavone and saw the Safety-Car deployed to remove Sakurai’s car (the Japanese driver stalled on the grid due to a clutch issue), Sirotkin effectively took the lead from lap 5 on, when a lightning quick pit-stop from the Euronova crew and a very fast out lap allowed him to climb from P3 to the lead. From then on, the driver from Russia lapped steadily in the low 1’28” range, a pace that nobody but Quaife-Hobbs could match. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 23

Sonoma, Race 1: the drivers’ quotes

What they said after the race

Auto GP World SeriesAuto GP - Sonoma - Pal VarhaugThe first ever Auto GP race on US soil in Sonoma saw Pål Varhaug lead the whole race to clinch a well deserved win, ahead of Daniel de Jong and Sergey Sirotkin.

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Sep 22

Varhaug takes Sonoma Race 1 win

Pål Varhaug and Virtuosi UK made history today winning the first ever Auto GP race on USA soil

Auto GP World SeriesAuto GP - Sonoma - Pål Varhaug podiumThe Norwegian driver crossed the line with a 1”481 gap on second placed Daniel de Jong and three full seconds on 3rd placed Sergey Sirotkin after a race that was deeply influenced by an eventful start. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 22

Quaife-Hobbs claims sixth pole in Sonoma

The recently-crowned champion edged the pack by more than four tenths

Auto GP World SeriesAuto GP - Sonoma - Adrian Quaife-HobbsAdrian Quaife-Hobbs and SuperNova Racing showed that they still are the package to beat in Auto GP claiming pole after an hard-fought Qualifying session in Sonoma. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 22

Sirotkin sets the pace in Sonoma Free Practice 2

Sirotkin keeps setting the pace in Sonoma

Auto GP World SeriesAuto GP - Sonoma - Euronova Racing - Sergey SirotkinThe Russian youngster of Euronova topped the sheets again in Free Practice 2, closing the session ahead of Adrian Quaife-Hobbs with a 1’27”808, the quickest time of the day on the Californian track. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 21

Sirotkin tops Free Practice 1 in Sonoma

Sergey Sirotkin topped the sheets of the first Auto GP practice in Sonoma

Auto GP World SeriesAuto GP - Sonoma - Sergey SIROTKINThe Russian driver of Euronova was in the top three for the whole session and with just a few minutes to go he posted a 1’27”882 that was enough to edge championship winner Adrian Quaife-Hobbs by one tenth. “There’s much more to come – Sergey said – I had very old tyres and the track is still dirty. In order to do that laptime I took some risks, I don’t know about the others. Anyway, I really like the track; it’s a bit bumpy but it’s thrilling with all those blind corners”. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 14

Spavone back in the Series with Ombra Racing

Auto GP is ready to welcome another comeback in Sonoma

Auto GP logoAuto GP - Antonio SpavoneAntonio Spavone, who had missed the Curitiba races after contesting the first five rounds of the Series, will be back on the grid in California: the Italian driver will join Ombra Racing to take the wheel of the #23 car, driving alongside another returnee, Venezuelan Giancarlo Serenelli. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 13

Serenelli back with Ombra in Sonoma

After Pippa Mann and Giacomo Ricci another driver has announced that he will take part in the Auto GP Sonoma round

Auto GP - Giancarlo Serenelli - SonomaAuto GP logoGiancarlo Serenelli will make his comeback in the Series, taking the wheel of the same Ombra Racing #45 car he drove in the first five rounds of the championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 22

Quaife-Hobbs wins the title, Pizzonia takes Race 2 (updated)

Quaife-Hobbs’ crash was a dramatic turn of events

Auto GP logoAuto GP - Antonio PizzoniaAdrian Quaife-Hobbs became the third Auto GP champion today in Curitiba, following in the footsteps of previous title winners Romain Grosjean and Kevin Ceccon.

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Jul 21

Pizzonia pips Varhaug to Curitiba Race 1 win (updated)

The Brazilian driver made a slingshot getaway from P3
Curitiba, Race 1: the drivers’ quotes

Auto GP - Antonio PizzoniaAuto GP logoAntonio Pizzonia completed his dream comeback in the single-seater scenario with a dominating flag to flag win in the first race of the Curitiba Auto GP weekend.

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Jul 20

Quaife-Hobbs edges Van der Drift in Curitiba Qualifying

Adrian Quaife-Hobbs took the fifth pole of his Auto GP season.

Auto GP logoAuto GP - Adrian Quaife-HobbsThe championship leader, who has a chance to seal the title already this weekend in Curitiba, made a further step in the right direction by taking the extra point for pole after a fight with Chris Van der Drift, Antonio Pizzonia and Pål Varhaug.

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Jul 20

Curitiba, Practice 2: Quaife-Hobbs keeps the lead

Adrian Quaife-Hobbs topped the sheets again in the second Free Practice of the Curitiba Auto GP weekend.

Auto GP logoAuto GP - Adrian QUAIFE-HOBBS Supernova InternationalThe british driver of SuperNova closed the session with a 1’12”630 that improved his morning time by one tenth, and egded home racer Antonio Pizzonia by just 0”2.

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Jul 20

Curitiba, Practice 1: Pizzonia already on the pace

Antonio Pizzonia needed virtually no time to find the right pace in Auto GP

Auto GP logoAuto GP - Antonio PizzoniaThe home hero closed the first free practice session in second place, just 0”6 shy of Championship leader Adrian Quaife-Hobbs. The Briton confirmed his great pace topping the sheets with a 1’12”767 but the highlight of this first 30’ was undoubtedly Pizzonia’s great comeback on a single-seater: the former F1 driver surely made the most of his deep knowledge of the Curitiba track, something that allowed him to focus just on finding the feeling with Ombra Racing and the Zytek-powered Lola.

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Jul 18

Pizzonia joins Auto GP in Curitiba

With Ombra Racing 
Antonio Pizzonia portraitAuto GP logoHome hero Antonio Pizzonia is the latest addition to the Auto GP grid for the Curitiba event: the Brazilian driver will take part in the first overseas round of the Series taking the wheel of the #23 car lined-up by Ombra Racing. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 15

Andrea Palma on Ferrari 458 seals 2012 GT Sprint title (+result)

Mario Cordoni records maiden overall win with Ombra Racing

Ombra Racing logoOmbra Racing Ferrari 458Despite not having been able to challenge for the overall win, Andrea Palma ended up Race 2 of the GT SPRINT INTERNATIONAL SERIES in third place, sealing the 2012 overall and GTS2 titles with two race meetings still to spare. After having started from the pole, Palma was penalized with a drive-through penalty for jumping the start start. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 03

Portimão, Race 2: perfect weekend for Quaife-Hobbs

Sunday 3 June is a day that Adrian Quaife-Hobbs won’t forget easily

Auto GP World SeriesAuto GP - Supernova International - Adrian QUAIFE-HOBBSThe young Briton of Supernova today won the second race of the Portimão Auto GP weekend starting from P8 and doing so he clinched a perfect weekend taking pole position, both race wins and both fastest laps. The fifth win of his season is another championship record secured by the driver from Kent, and the “hat-trick” is also an absolute premiere for the Series: thanks to this weekend’s results Quaife Hobbs added 48 points to his tally, bringing his advantage on the closest rival to 73 points. Read the rest of this entry »

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