Romagnoli and Sernagiotto Take Advantage of Pole Positions
Romagnoli and Sernagiotto added two wins to the pole positions they secured in qualifying for the Maserati Trofeo MC World Series. This weekend's action took place at Jarama, Spain, and features 23 crews from 10 countries (Italy, Spain, Monaco, Denmark, Germany, Belgium, Hungary, Switzerland, Australia and Morocco).
No specific times had been announced yet for the race win. The information will be updated as it becomes available.
Romagnoli – who has a number of career wins like the 2007 GT Open under his belt - set the best time of 1:38.374 on the last lap to edge out Cedric Sbirrazzuoli (1:38.660) in the qualifying laps. Sbirrizzuoli saw the pole it took just two laps to seize disappear as he waited in the pit lane to avoid traffic and keep his tires in good shape for tomorrow. Still, Sbirrazzuoli, racing alongside Alessandro Chionna for AF Corse, set the fastest Team time. This year there is a new Overall category to go with the Trofeo and Team standings.
The 1:39.160 set by Konvex Racing's Belgian driver Renaud Kuppens (who has a background in FIA GT) showed how comfortable he felt on the Spanish circuit. This was proved by his improved lap in qualifying for Race 2 (1:38.283), behind Italian Giorgio Sernagiotto (1:37.868). Third in the 23-strong Maserati Trofeo grid is Andrea Dromedari from Swiss Team (1'39.017).