Press Release Number 21 / 2016
Perfect conditions greeted drivers for Race 3 of the Italian F4 Championship powered by Abarth. Countless moves including a decisive pass for the lead that saw the polesitter Raul Guzman out of the race altogether after 11 laps when he tried to take Simone Cunati around the outside of turn 3.
Adria 8th May, 2016 - Race 3 saw the drivers from Groups A and C take to the circuit. When the red lights went out it was the Mexican Raul Guzman (DR Racing) from pole position who was beaten off the line by the Italian Simone Cunati (Vincenzo Sospiri Racing) and also a few corners later by the Argentine Marcos Siebert (Jenzer Motorsport).
• Guzman retook second place on lap 5 however the Safety Car came onto the circuit a lap later following contact between Federico Iribarne (Torino Squadra Corse) and Giacomo Bianchi (Jenzer Motorsport).
The collision claimed Fabienne Wohlwend (Aragon Racing) who was left with nowhere to go except retirement, nevertheless she still claimed the Women's Trophy.
• On the podium though was the Chinese driver Ye Yifei (Kfzteile24 Mucke Motorsport) who came from 5th on the grid. 4th place was claimed by the Dutchman Richard Verschoor from Bhaitech who was followed home by the Japanese driver Marino Sato who made great charge from 10th on the grid. 6th went to Ian Rodriguez (DRZ Benelli) ahead of Kush Maini (BVM Racing) and the two Antonelli Motorsport drivers Federico Malvestiti and Kikko Galbiati. 10th place for the Jenzer Motorsport driver Fabio Scherer and the Bhaitech driver Giacomo Altoe who missed out on a top ten finish by only 6 tenths, a great recovery after being at the back off the entire field at the start of the race after early contact.
• Simone Cunati won the Rookie Trophy from Richard Verschoor and Ian Rodriguez - notwithstanding contact made early in the race with Federico Malvestiti.
• The Italian F4 Championship powered by Abarth takes to the track at 14:00 for the final race of Round 2.
Race results are available online at acisportitalia.it/F4
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