Facu RegaliaArgentinean driver, at the wheel of a Campos Racing´s singleseater, made a good start and ran fifth since the beginning. Finally, after Sergio Campana was penalized due to rules infringement, Regalia finished in fourth.

Facu Regalia completed today his first race in the Auto GP World Series, driving a Lola B05/52-Zytek lined up by Campos Racing. Argentina´s driver, who is 20 years old, made a good race in the early stages. His start was good and avoided any kind of accident with other drivers being fifth. He had a battle with Holland´s Daniel de Jong but Regalia kept his fifth place.

By the halfway point, Regalia was the first among front-runners making his pit-stop. A small mistake, by reason of braked too late, cost him half second and his chances to be fourth at the end. Regalia was quite quick by the end of the race, setting his fast lap in lap 14. “At the beginning, with cold tyres, my car was suffering from understeer. I kept my fifth place but my mistake during the pit-stop, where I have to improve this year because is new for me, cost me half second and fourth place. At the end, although my race pace was better than de Jong´s one, it was almost impossible to overtake him. In addition, his car was suffering an oil leak and it was dangerous”, Regalia explained afterwards. Finally, Sergio Campana was penalized due to rules infringement and Regalia was 4 in his maiden race in Auto GP World Series.

British Adrian Quaife-Hobbs won race 1, while both Pal Varhaug and de Jong surrounded him on podium. Tomorrow is scheduled race two, starting at 11.45 (CET). Regalia will start on the third row.

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