Chilean driver Jorge Bas Viguera claimed an historic win at Circuit Paul Ricard, after defeating Piero Longhi for the overall victory of the sixth round of the F2 Italian Trophy. Bas started fifth after finishing second in the first race, but quickly jumped to third place on the first lap of the race, and shortly after he captured the first place, spot that he kept until the checkered flag even after strong attacks from Longhi in second place. With his results, Bas earned two victories in his category, Formula Abarth, that he leads with 175 points over 160 from italian Alessandro Perullo.
The next round of the F2 Italian Trophy is scheduled for March, 26 at the historic Autodromo Internazionale di Monza.
The fifth round of the F2 Italian Trophy will be held at the Magione Circuit in Italy. Jorge Bas, current second in the classification of his category, Formula Abarth and third overall, comes to Magione after a successful test with his team TCR Motorsport in this racetrack, so he is hopeful of a good result this weekend.
“The tests were really good, managed to be the fastest in the category,” said Bas, whose time in the test left him excited. “We scored good times and the set-up was quick, as the circuit is slow, the Abarth has an advantage over the Dallara, who have more power but are heavier. So I think that at this round we could fight the general classification,”
A great performance from Jorge Bas at Adria. Even when he struggled with mechanical failures in qualifying and in the race, he managed to win one race and grab second place in the other, all in his category, Formula Abarth. Bas suffered suspension failure during qualifying and clutch problems during the race. Piero Longhi won both races in the general standings and is the overall leader in the points.
“It was a very difficult weekend, with many problems in practice and formal testing, where we fault the gearbox and the suspension” Jorge analyzed from the Adria International Raceway, the race track where he ran. “When it looked like they had overcome the problems, the clutch was overheated during the race, but I was still able to achieve good positions, could lead much of the race 2 and was second and first in my category,” said the chilean driver, from Italy.
The next race is scheduled for June, 29 in the legendary Autodromo Enzo & Dino Ferrari in Imola.
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