Daniel Campos-HullPrema Powerteam is ready to be a championship contending team as the 2009 Italian Formula 3 Championship is approaching the last two rounds of the season. Last weekend, the series approached Imola for its sixth race of the year and Daniel Campos scored some valuable points, that together with a bad day of championship leader Daniel Zampieri allowed the squad to be strongly back into contention.

Campos proved strong since the start, clocking a stunning pole position and leaving Mexican rival Pablo Sanchez 4 tenths of a second behind. Team-mate Francesco Castellacci suffered from a rougher day, as his session was conditioned by set-up problem and an early spin, and took 10th.

On Race 1, Campos had a good start, but Sanchez snatched the lead at Tamburello. The fight for victory ended on the spot, as the Spaniard elected to focus on points ending up in 2nd. Castellacci defended himself in the hard fight started in the midpack, and captured the 13th spot. On Race 2, started with the reversed top-6 grid, Campos ended up in 6th, while Castellacci was blocked by a slower car, losing positions and taking 12th.

“This is an incredibly tough year – told Team Manager Grazia Rosin – it’s really easy to fall off the championship fight. As happened at Varano, Campos scored a podium finish and trimmed his gap from the championship leader to 13 points, scoring a spectacular pole position. It’s a bit of a shame for Castellacci, who had a good potential that couldn’t be expressed due to a concatenation of many small problems. We hope to see him fight for the top at Vallelunga, on the next 20th of September.”