Drexler-Automotive Formula Cup

22. 07. 2019

After two turbulent races the Drexler-Automotive Formula Cup goes into its summer break. At the Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello, the fifth race was a big one. As the winner of the weekend you can undoubtedly highlight Andrea Cola (Monolite Racing). From the beginning the Roman determined the pace on the MotoGP course north of Florence.

In the first race, Cola got involved with Tom Beckhäuser (Franz Wöss Racing) over the entire race distance. The Czech had 1: (********************************************************. . seconds in qualifying. On the 5 km 250 km long runway developed after the start between Cola and Beckhäuser Fight the extra class. Both were just a blink apart. In the twelfth round Beckhäuser glued again to the rear wing of Cola. In an overtaking maneuver, there was a touch. The race management decided to stop the race. Cola and Beckhäuser got a time penalty. From the point of view of the race director, the eleventh round was taken as the finish. As a result, Sandro Zeller (Jo Zeller Racing), who has been in third position so far, inherited the victory. Dino Rasero (Puresport) finished second while Andrea Cola climbed to third place on the podium and pushed Tom Beckhäuser to fourth place. Kurt Böhlen (Franz Wöss Racing) finished fifth, while Antoine Bottiroli (GFORCE Racing) dropped his sixth rank.


In the second race on Sunday morning Andrea Cola put everything on a map and won the (**************************************************************************) round bang. Cola had improved throughout the weekend and set the first cautionary mark in the second free practice session with the fastest time, leaving him with the second best qualifying time. Antoine Bottiroli took his chance in the overall standings to have a say in the podium finishes. With 0 seconds Behind Bottiroli, Dino Rasero led the group of pursuers in third. Tom Beckhäuser did not pass his front man and missed the podium again. Good fifth was Kurt Böhlen. His compatriot Marcel Tobler (Jo Zeller Racing) finished in sixth place. Sandro Zeller, who had a promising start in the race and dueled with Andrea Cola, did not play. In lap eleven Cola touched the F3-Dallara by Sandro Zeller. The Swiss was hit on the right rear wheel and flew into the gravel. The then scheduled safety car phase and the subsequent re-start had no effect on the outcome of the race. In the Formula 3 Trophy classification, Urs Rüttimann confidently beat Florian Münger (both Jo Zeller Racing) and Luca Iannaccone (Franz Wöss Racing) in both races. Nico Gruber (TEAM HOFFMAN Racing) lived up to his role as favorite in the Formula Renault. He won both races ahead of Matej Kacovsky and Dr. Norbert Groer.

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