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Nick Catsburg

Catsburg and Sbirrazzuoli out on their own at Spa

Nick Catsburg and Cedric Sbirrazzuoli came out on top in today’s two fourth-round Trofeo Maserati GranTurismo MC races.

This weekend’s action was taking place at Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium. The Dutchman and the driver from Monaco did not face any real challengers in races that took place on a dry track. The good weather was a welcome relief after the rain that fell on Friday and Saturday. Catsburg dominated the morning race and won by 51” over second placed Manuel Villa. Third came Nicolò Piancastelli after coming through two collisions. The first came at Bus Stop and involved Gaetano Ardagna, leading to a drive-through for the Venezuelan. The second clash was with overall leader David Baldi one lap from the end. In the Team series, victory went to Alessandro Chionna from AF Corse.

AF Corse’s positive day was completed in the afternoon when Cedric Sbirrazzuoli swept the board (like Catsburg, he had taken pole and set the fastest lap). The second race was conditioned by the entry of the safety car that was on for over twenty minutes. This was to allow debris from three cars that had a first lap crash to be removed. The drivers involved, and who were now out of the running, were Nicolò Piancastelli, Manuel Villa and David Baldi. Behind Sbirrazzuoli at the finish came Gaetano Ardagna (the best-placed Trofeo driver) and Swiss driver Andrina Gugger, who made a podium return after claiming third at Monza.

Next up was Belgian Guy Fawe, who shared the drive with Raf Vleugels. Daniel Waszczinski, from Konvex Racing Team, came second in the Team series.

 

PIT & PADDOCK

26/06/2011

Race 2 press conference, Trofeo category
Gaetano Ardagna: “It was almost too easy… I don’t like winning like this”.

26/06/2011

Post Race 2 comments
Andreas Segler: "It was an odd race and one undoubtedly conditioned by the safety car".

26/06/2011

Race 2 press conference, Team category
Cedric Sbirrazzuoli: "I was at a little bit of a disadvantage because I hadn't driven on slicks during the weekend. This was because it had rained on the previous two days and my team mate, Chionna, had competed in the first race".

RACE RESULTS 1

#DRIVERTIME
01Nick Catsburg41:30.209
02Manuel Villa+51.952
03Nicolò Piancastelli+1:12.710
04Gaetano Ardagna+1:22.234
05Andrina Gugger+1.42.503
06Leonardo Maddalena+2:08.296
07Alessandro Chionna+2:23.334
08David Baldi+1 lap
09Andreas Segler+1 lap
10Guenther Forster+1 lap

RACE RESULTS 2

#DRIVERTIME
01Cedric Sbirrazzuoli42:03.626
02Gaetano Ardagna+13.736
03Andrina Gugger+23.050
04Guy Fawe+25.134
05Kris Wauters+28.056
06Leonardo Maddalena+30.281
07Mathjis Bakker+33.326
08Andreas Segler+47.391
09Daniel Waszczinski+49.642
10Guenther Forster+2:04.392

STARTING GRID 1

#DRIVERTIME
01Nick Catsburg2:51.122
02Manuel Villa+4.177
03Nicolò Piancastelli+4.574
04Gaetano Ardagna+5.450
05David Baldi+6.883
06Andrina Gugger+7.315
07Kris Wauters+8.164
08Raf Vleugels+9.338
09Leonardo Maddalena+10.379
10Alessandro Chionna+12.405

STARTING GRID 2

#DRIVERTIME
01Cedric Sbirrazzuoli2:55.238
02Manuel Villa+1.460
03David Baldi+3.863
04Nicolò Piancastelli+3.883
05Gaetano Ardagna+4.267
06Kris Wauters+6.170
07Mathjis Bakker+6.417
08Leonardo Maddalena+7.954
09Guy Fawe+12.043
10Daniel Waszczinski+16.463

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