March 20, 2016

Pirani & Balestri TQ Italian Manufacturer Champs

Pirani & Balestri TQ Italian Manufacturer Champs

Andrea Pirani and Dario Balestri took the TQ honours at the Campionato Italiano Costruttori in Fiorano. With the race counting an outstanding number of 145 participants, it was WRC’s top driver to top the bigger class – the 1/8th entry list consisting in 89 drivers – while debuting with his new FT Line engines. After winning three of the four rounds, Andrea said he was pleased with his package, defining it “one of the easiest I’ve ever had to drive”. Second on the grid will start the Swiss star Silvio Hachler with Tironi, Picco and Collavo rounding up the Top5. Similar story in the 200mm class that saw Balestri leading a big Capricorn charge in the 200mm class, the Italian manufacturer occupying 4 of the top 5 starting positions in the main event. Also winning 3 rounds out of 4, Dario finished the day ahead of his team mate Redaelli, reigning Italian champion. Xray’s Mario Spiniello closed his qualifiers in fourth position, sandwiched by the other two Capricorn drivers Di Prisco and De Felici.

Thanks to Riccardo Acciari for the report.


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