Super Nova secures Teams’ title
The 2014 Auto GP championship provided its last few verdicts today at Estoril. Super Nova managed to secure the Teams’ championship as they eventually succeeded in keeping Virtuosi UK at bay in Race 2.
Tamas Pal Kiss, driving for Virtuosi UK, cruised to a flag-to-flag win today at Estoril, in Race 1 of the Auto GP 2014 finale.
The Hungarian racer, who had also scored two points yesterday by taking the pole, mathematically clinched second place in standings. In addition to that, Virtuosi UK was able to reduce its gap from Super Nova in the team’s standings to just 7 points also thanks to a 5th place by Andrea Roda.
Tamas Pal Kiss scored the fastest lap of the day at Estoril in qualifying for the final round of the 2014 Auto GP championship.
The Hungarian racer, fielded by Virtuosi UK, logged a personal best laptime of 1’28″759 to take his maiden pole position, which was also the first for the British squad. Thanks to today’s results they were able to tally one more point in their chase for the teams’ championship.
The final round of the AutoGP weekend at Estoril started with a great laptime by Tamas Pal Kiss (Virtuosi UK).
The Hungarian stopped the clocks in 1:42.601, edging the SuperNova duo of Markus Pommer and Vittorio Ghirelli by 0.7s. The Zele Racing stable followed in fourth and fifth: returning former F1 star Antonio Pizzonia was able to top his rookie team-mate, Angolan Luis Sa Silva.
Driving for Super Nova Racing, Markus Pommer captured his maiden Auto GP pole at the Hungaroring.
At the end of a rain-disrupted session, the German handed the Sears-owned operation their fourth straight pole in Budapest. From 2011, the honor went in succession to Luca Filippi, Adrian Quaife-Hobbs and Vittorio Ghirelli.
It’s been a positive return for Super Nova’s Vittorio Ghirelli in Auto GP
The Roman, who won the 2013 title, scored the fastest lap at the end of the second practice session as he stopped the clocks at 1’34”436, while Championship Leader Kimiya Sato (Euronova Racing) ended up 25 hundreds of a second adrift.