June 1, 2009

Andrea Pirani wins Lostallo Open GP

Andrea Pirani wins Lostallo Open GP

Lostallo, Switzerland, hosts of this years 1/8th scale World Championships, recently ran an Open GP in preparation for the WC. While entry was low, a lot of top quality drivers were present, which featured 6 rounds of qualifying and a final of 60 minutes, just like the Worlds. Qualifying went the way of Alberto Picco, 4 seconds ahead of Andrea Pirani, Andrea Cristiani and Oliver Mack a further 8 seconds back in 4th, current World Champion Lamberto Collari could only manage 12th. The final went the way of Pirani, who took home the win by 2 laps from Oliver Mack in 2nd, Andrea Cristiani in 3rd and Mattia Pesenti in 4th, with pole man Picco hitting problems before retiring close to the end of the race.

Thanks to Mattia Pesenti for the report.


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