June 14, 2017

Xray Racing Series Italy finale – Report

The final round of the Xray Racing Series Italy was held at the Gianni Modellismo track in Rome. Classes run were Touring Modified, Touring Pro Stock, Touring Stock and Formula. In the Touring Modified class it was Alessio Menicucci who set the pace in the hot and low traction conditions in front of Simone D’Ottavio and Nicola Marrone. In the finals Alessio confirmed his qualifying performance by laying down mistake-free runs to take the overall win from Simone and Nicola who both fought for the overall runner-up spot but it was Simone who prevailed to take the 2nd spot on the podium.

Touring Modified final results:
1. Alessio Menicucci
2. Simone D’Ottavio
3. Nicola Marrone
4. Alberto Petruzzo
5. Pierluigi Mattei
6. Vito Campanella
7. Marco Migliari
8. Lucio Spezzaferro

In the Touring Pro Stock class Alessio Valentini took the TQ from Flavio Buzi, Valter Cola and Nico Catelani. The latter three drivers were very close, separated by less than 0.05 seconds. Valentini confirmed his pace in the finals as he took the overall win from Valter Cola who was able to take the 2nd place in front of Flavio Buzi after a tight fight.

Touring Pro Stock final results:
1. Alessio Valentini
2. Valter Cola
3. Flavio Buzi
4. Djalma Bochicchio
5. Luigi Arcari
6. Nico Catelani
7. Maurizio Bicchi
8. Alessandro Tenzi
9. Emanuele Corniola
10. Luigi Sommaruga

The Touring Stock class saw the attendance of a lot of young drivers but ultimately it was Alessandro Bagagli who made better use of the used tyres in the finals to keep pole sitter Flavio Anelli behind in 2nd place. Marco D’Onofrio would round out the top 3 results.

Touring Stock final results:
1. Alessandro Bagagli
2. Flavio Anelli
3. Marco D’Onofrio
4. Filippo Domanin
5. Pasquale Capasso
6. Roberto Donzelli
7. Emanuele De Ritiis

With the Rome track being home for many F1TA series drivers the Formula class was hotly contested. Fabio Domanin took the pole position for the finals with Magnocavallo in 2nd place and Giorgio Alberto in 3rd. In the finals a tyre damage made Domanin slow down with Magnocavallo winning the race followed by Cardelli and Maciocchi.

Formula final results:
1. Luca Magnocavallo
2. Massimo Cardelli
3. Alessandro Manciocchi
4. Fabio Domanin
5. Marco Sarra
6. Alberto Giorgio
7. Pierpaolo Spedaliere
8. Antonio Capuano
9. Giuseppe Pipolo
10.Dalia De Riitis

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]


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