In the first weekend of July the third round of the Italian speed championship was held, and this time the stage of the races was the Enzo and Dino Ferrari ‘s circuit in Imola.
SUPERSPORT 600 | STEFANO VALTULINI
Q1 1’53.991 | Q2 1’53.132 | Starting grid 7
In the weekend, the race for Valtulini started with a good free practice where he went looking for the right setting to face the Imola circuit.
The qualifying session was characterized by a traffic condition that prevented Valtulini from getting the best position on the starting grid. Race 1 starts from the seventh position and immediately sees the driver from Bergamo lose ground due to the initial bottleneck at the first corner. From the thirteenth position in which the pilot was finished, the entire race was a comeback to finish seventh.
Similar situation in race 2, which however sees a more aggressive Valtulini who goes to get closer to the rose of the podium and ends the weekend with a 4th place.
Imola is always a tough challenge for the riders, and even more so this year due to the absence of Thursday testing. We are very positive for the next rounds because we are going to run into tracks that the riders appreciate and know much more.
MOTO3 | DANIEL DA LIO
Q1 2’02.446 | Q2 2’02.446 | Starting grid 14
Daniel continues to learn how to drive the new motorbike and especially in a difficult circuit and
particular as Imola. The young driver from Mirano has in fact run into the Imola circuit for the first time and the absence of the Thursday tests has affected the performance of the weekend.
The first qualifying was quite positive with some times that were close to the leading group while in Q2 a crash did not allow to improve the position on the grid.
This third round has seen the absence of Nicola Settimo that in agreement with the team has decided to withdraw from the SSP 600 championship and the team in order to join a championship more suited to his skills.
THE NEXT APPOINTMENTS
The next round of the Italian Speed Championship will take place in Misano over the weekend of 31 July-1 August.