Current European 1:8 B Champion Andrea Cristiani has won the ‘Warm Up’ race for the 2007 EFRA European 1:8 IC Track B Championships. Â Racing at Tolmin in Slovenia over the weekend, the Serpent driver took his 960 to victory ahead of local ace Jernej Vuga.
The pace of racing at the ‘Warm Up’ event was ultra competitive with Cristiani, Vuga and promising 16-year-old Italian Nicola Maroni pushing one other throughout proceedings. Â Maroni, also driving a 960, qualified P2 and just missed out on a podium finish when he hit trouble while running third costing him 2 minutes and dropping him to 4th.
As the current European 1:8 B Champion, Cristiani is not eligible to race in the Bonisio sponsored 2007 EC-B on May 25-27. Â Having won the Euro B title for the last three years Serpent will be on hand to support drivers during the event as they go for their fourth straight win in Slovenia.
EC-B ‘Warm Up’ Race
Main Final Result
1. Andrea Cristiani (Serpent 960) – 155 laps in 45:04:932
2. Jernej Vuga – 155 laps in 45:08:406
3. Nicola Ometto – 149 laps
4. Nicola Maroni (Serpent 960) – 148 laps
5. Patrick Wendy – 144 laps
6. Nejc Drole – 133 laps
7. Matia Rinaldi – 119 laps
8. Marco Filipeto – 73 laps
9. Angelo Lodeserto – 58 laps
10.Stefano Maistro – 36 laps
Source : Serpent