- The Italian frontrunner headed under the checkered flag countryman Campani and Finnish Pajuranta
- In the two championships Scalvini precedes Campani and Swedish Lilja
- Among the Abarth 500 Assetto Corse Swedish triumph with Appelqvist and Darbom on the top
- Upcoming events: at Vallelunga race track (near Rome) in May and with the National Trophy AciSport Abarth Selenia Italy, and at Mugello Circuit (Tuscany, Italy), with the Trofeo Abarth Selenia Europe (July)
TURIN, 21-4-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Young Italian driver Eric Scalvini (Abarth 695 Assetto Corse Evolution) won the first round’s second race of the Trofeo Abarth Selenia Europe and the National Trophy AciSport Abarth Selenia Italy, held at Monza. Under the checkered flag Eric precedes countryman Maurizio Campani and Finnish frontrunner Juuso Pajuranta. With this success Scalvini takes the lead of the overall standings in both Abarth championships, in which precedes Campani and Swedish Lilja, winner of the first race yesterday (Saturday 18th).
The second race saw then on the podium two 20-years-old-racers like Scalvini and Pajuranta. The Finn drove for the first time his Abarth 695 Assetto Corse Evolution, after he imposed last year in the Abarth 500 Assetto Corse category.
The reversal of the grid based on the top-8 drivers in the Race 1 made even more spectacular the second event of the Monza’s weekend. “Fischerman” started in pole position, flanked by Scalvini, but the latter took the lead after the first chicane. Immediately after, with the spin of “Gioga” at the “variante Roggia” the safety car came in and during two consecutive laps.
It resumed on lap three with “Fischerman” that left his second position to Buffoli, Lilja, Campani and Pajuranta. In the fourth round Lilja surpassed Buffoli and started hunting Scalvini until lap 5, when he overtook the Italian driver, and becoming the current leader of the race.
Lilja’s leadership didn’t last long, as the Swede went into a spin at “Variante Ascari”, causing the involvement of the safety car, again. With five drivers grouped in a few tenths of second, the final round has been decisive. Buffoli went into a spin at the first chicane and Scalvini barely resisted to the attacks of Campani and Pajuranta, which finished in the order.
Among the Abarth 500 Assetto Corse Swedish Appelqvist preceded compatriot Darbom and Italian Arrigosi while Cimarelli was forced to retire in the early stages of the race.
The next round of the National Trophy AciSport Abarth Selenia Italy takes place on Sunday, May 3rd, at the Vallelunga Circuit (near Rome). The Trofeo Abarth Selenia Europe resumes instead on Sunday, July 12th, at the Mugello Circuit in Tuscany.
Monza Race 2: 1. Eric Scalvini 11 laps in 27’33″673, speed average 157,7 km/h; 2. Maurizio Campani +0″290; 3. Jusso Pajuranta +0″594; 4. Cosimo Barberini +4″300; 5. Jorge Rodriguez +4″860; 6. Luca Anselmi +5″574; 7. Manuel Buffoli +7.100; 8.Michele Monetti +12″627; 9.”Fisherman” +21″284; 10. Robin Appelqvist (500 Assetto Corse) +22.133. Best lap Manuel Buffoli in 2’11″524 average 158.6 km/h.
Trofeo Abarth Selenia Europa: 1. Scalvini 32; 2. M. Campani 30; 3. Lilja 25; 4. Buffoli e Anselmi 24; 6. Pajuranta 23; 7. Barberini 22; 8. Rodrigues 10; 9. “Fischerman” 6; 10. Monetti 5.
Trofeo Nazionale Acisport Abarth Selenia Italia: 1. Scalvini 32; 2. M. Campani 30; 3. Lilja 25; 4. Buffoli e Anselmi 24; 6. Pajuranta 23; 7. Barberini 22; 8. Rodrigues 10; 9. “Fischerman” 6; 10. Monetti 5.
Abarth 500 Assetto Corse Europa e Italia: 1. Appelqvist 46; 2. Darbom 33; 3. Arrigosi 27; 4. Cimarelli 25; 5. Di Cosmo 22.