March 30, 2011

Mario Spiniello wins Rd1 of Italian Nationals

Mario Spiniello wins Rd1 of Italian Nationals

In his first race with Xray, after seven years with Team Magic, Mario Spiniello won the first round of the Italian championships in Locorotondo ahead of Biagio Spataro and Fracnesco Tironi. Qualifying saw former European Champion Dario Balestri take the top qualifying spot with a new lap record, while Mario could only manage ninth place but was able to find the right setup for the final. For the final Mario opted not to change tires starting with one 45 and three 42 shore tires and after the first minutes of the race he had moved up to fourth. Race leader Balestri then had an accident which took him out of the race and so after about 20 minutes Mario took the first place and managed to keep it until the end. Fellow Xray driver Spataro was only 3 seconds behind at the end with Mugen driver Tironi 10 seconds further back. The second round of the Italian Championship will be held in Mesero on June 25.

Thanks to Mario Spiniello for the report.


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