Entry Cup Franciacorta

Entry Cup Franciacorta
14/05/2019 Jure

The best Qualifign time was set by Mattia Vedù, but pole position among the Renault Twingo cars of the Entry Cup went to Paolo Tartabini. Vedù set a record lap time of 1’34 “145, but was given a four place penalty due of a contact with another car. Tartabini, current vice-champion, was also very fast and with 1’34 “718, only the second driver to overcome the 1’35″mark. Matteo Alfredo Pala was  second on the grid folowed by Manuel Marech third. Gregor Gradisek who was hit by Vedu was fourth on the grid and Vedù fift after receiving the penalty, Predrag Sainovic, was faster than the championship leader Giuseppe Marech,who qualifight as only seventh in the third row. There was also a great debut for the only 16 year rookie Gianalberto Coldani, tenth on the grid.

Paolo Tartabini takes the victory in race 1, putting a perfect start from pole position.Vedù fast recovered from fifth  to third, second was Manuel Marech but he could not keep the pace with Tartabini.In the second group there were Alfredo Matteo Pala, Predrag Sainovic and Matej Ivanusa who reached the finish line in the order above . There was a contact between the championship leader Giuseppe Marech, and Gregor Gradisek. Gradišek was penalized with fifteen seconds, dropping  from fifth to tenth, while Giuseppe Marech was forced to retire. The inversion of the starting grid in race 2, which forces Tartabini to start from the eighth position, does not change the race winner. Tartabini recovered quickly to fourth and then, taking command of the race until the checkered flag, second was again Manuel Marech. For the third position there was a photo finish with Sainovic who beat Vedu for just 15 thousandths of a second. Completing the top five were Ivanusa, folowed closely by Dino Antonio Dragani. Now Manuel Marech leads the championship, while Giuiseppe marech lost the lead after a dissapointing weekend.

Next round of Entry Cup is sheduled for the  weekend of 15 and 16 of June at the Magione racetrack, in the province of Perugia.