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Vallelunga - ITA

Baldi, the champion’s patience pays off

Patience is a virtue, goes the proverb. Patience is a quality that the new Trofeo Maserati champion, David Baldi, displayed a lot of this weekend. The Tuscan made mathematically sure of the title with one round to go thanks to dropping some low scoring rounds.

 

After a great start at Imola with a one-two, Baldi has raced a perfect season. He has won six races and always driven intelligently, been focused and with his eye firmly on the prize. He claimed the overall win despite the combined efforts of Gaetano Ardagna and Nicolò Piancastelli who, from Hungary on, showed that he could really handle the Trofeo.

At Vallelunga, as in the previous two rounds, Baldi didn’t appear to be the quickest driver on the track but he was the most solid. It is no coincidence that Baldi’s decisive drives came at Valencia and at Vallelunga. It is a deserved victory and comes courtesy of Baldi’s patience.

PIT & PADDOCK

18/09/2011

Race 2 press conference - Team
Davide Durante (6th overall – 1st Team): “The weekend didn’t get off to the best of starts but it ended well."

18/09/2011

Race 2 press conference - Trofeo
Alessandro Pier Guidi (1st overall): “It seems incredible but every time I get into a Maserati GranTurismo MC I win. Maybe it is my good luck charm. It would be nice if things always turned out like this…”

17/09/2011

Race 1 press conference - Team
Cedric Sbirrazzuoli (3rd overall - 1st Team): "If my maths are right, we have made sure of the Team title. I am over the moon especially as it means that my team mate, Alessandro Chionna, can be relaxed going into tomorrow's race."

RACE RESULTS 2

#DRIVERTIME
01Alessandro Pier Guidi50:11.260
02Nicolò Piancastelli+27.451
03Andrea Bertolini+28.181
04David Baldi+41.569
05Gaetano Ardagna+53.262
06Matteo Grassi+1:16.430
07Alessandro Chionna+1:17.174
08Massimo Arduini+1:19.648
09Justino Riveroll+1 lap
10Olivier Doeblin+1 lap

RACE RESULTS 1

#DRIVERTIME
01Alessandro Pier Guidi51:27.820
02Andrea Bertolini +3.761
03Alessandro Chionna+1 lap
04David Baldi+1 lap
05Emanuele Smurra+1 lap
06Manuel Villa+1 lap
07Matteo Grassi+2 laps
08Olivier Doeblin+2 laps
09Andreas Segler+2 laps
10Massimiliano De Giovanni+3 laps

STARTING GRID 2

#DRIVERTIME
01Alessandro Pier Guidi1:42.190
02Andrea Bertolini +0.567
03Nicolò Piancastelli+0.580
04Manuel Villa+1.441
05David Baldi+1.672
06Gaetano Ardagna+1.734
07Emanuele Smurra+1.804
08Alessandro Chionna+3.029
09Massimo Arduini+3.610
10Justino Riveroll+3.745

STARTING GRID 1

#DRIVERTIME
01Alessandro Pier Guidi1:41.758
02Andrea Bertolini +0.143
03Nicolò Piancastelli+0.570
04Cedric Sbirrazzuoli+0.960
05Gaetano Ardagna+1.534
06Manuel Villa+1.553
07David Baldi+1.720
08Emanuele Smurra+2.000
09Matteo Grassi+2.133
10Olivier Doeblin+4.079

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