July 10, 2007

Cristiani & Smacchi win Trofeo Novarossi

Cristiani wins Trofeo Novarossi

Last weekend at the fast Fiorano track in Italy, close the Ferrari test track, was the 2007 running of the Trofeo Novarossi for 1/8th and 1/10th 200mm cars. The race was attended by a lot of fast Italian drivers who were also joined Japanese Motonica racer Masao Tanaka and current European B Champion Jernej Vuga amongst others. After qualifying, which was run on Saturday night and Sunday morning, it was local Serpent ace, Andrea Cristiani, that took the pole position ahead of Mugen driver Stefano Solaroli with Italian National round 3 winner Dario Balestri in third and Andrea Pirani rounding out the top 4.

The start of the 30 minute main saw some problems for Balestri which dropped him down the order meaning he had to go on a recovery drive, while the leading group pulled away. Cristiani was hardly pressured throughout the race, despite Balestri setting blistering lap times trying to recover, and could take the win by 1 lap from Solaroli in 2nd with another Serpent in 3rd driven by Giordano Agostinelli. The 1/10th scale race saw a win for Giorgio Smacchi who finished 3 laps ahead of the following pairing of Rocco Ania and Andrea Zucchi, who finished in 2nd and 3rd, only 3 seconds apart.

Click to view the final results…

1/8th Results
1. Cristiani Andrea – 111L 30:05.631
2. Solaroli Stefano – 110L 30:15.918
3. Agostinelli Giordano – 108L 30:05.307
4. Tedeschi Alberto – 107L 30:00.136
5. Berardi Maurizio – 107L 30:07.377
6. Pirani Andrea – 103L 30:08.841
7. Sammarini Sandro – 102L 29:28.164
8. Balestri Dario – 101L 30:06.591
9. Rinaldi Mattia – 97L 30:04.266
10. Vuga Jernej – 97L 30:12.287

Smacchi wins Trofeo Novarossi

1/10th Results
1. Smacchi Giorgio – 99L 30:11.228
2. Ania Rocco – 97L 30:01.119
3. Zucchi Andrea – 97L 30:04.770
4. Carpinelli Vincenzo – 97L 30:18.205
5. Severino Alberto – 96L 30:09.450
6. Valentini Cristian – 96L 30:16.546
7. Beggiato Maurizio – 62L 30:13.358
8. Collavo Mattia – 44L 13:42.099
9. Rossi Valerio – 43L 14:40.922
10. Tacconi Roberto – DNS

Source: Novarossi [novarossi.com]


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