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Daniel MancinelliSuffering from the accident at Misano, Mugello absolute ecstasy of victory is enclosed within a single appointment the phenomenal ransom Daniel Mancinelli, who with a scintillating show of force has won on the Tuscan selective track the National Formula Renault 2.0 Championship with two races left before the final season. For the pilot Marches, which from the free practice has dispelled all doubts about his state of mental and physical shape, there were almost rivals after a double pole, obtained with unmatched time for opponents, the lieutenant of the One Racing team has done both his heats, crossing the finish line in both occasions with a comfortable margin over their rivals and with the further satisfaction of fastest laps in the race.

“What a fantastic weekend here at Mugello – Hot Mancinelli said, visibly pleased -” Together with the title came a ‘en plain’ absolute, with two pole positions, two fastest laps and two great victories. Dominate in this way on a track like this is the best seal for a season at the top and become Italian champion with a weekend in advance is really satisfying. For the great emotion, the last two laps of race 2 seemed to never end, but everything was just right, and under the checkered flag we were able to enjoy with a new victory and the much desired title. For nearly ten years that there is this category and won the title in the 2001 Felipe Massa, while ranking second in the next one was Robert Kubica. Since then, the championship has always been won by foreign drivers and I am the first Italian to achieve this feat. This is a special year of 2009, as from next season they will race with a car completely different and I am satisfied that i closed this cycle. In a really deep way, “I wish to thank all the One Racing team and my manager Naspetti, who made this possible … And now, I enjoy this moment until the end.”

Strong start for Prema in the F.Renault 2.0 Italia. The Vicenza based Team, at the first meeting held on the circuit of Vallelunga, obtained two undisputable victories with Henki Waldschmidt, author of two pole positions in the qualifying and two fastest laps in both races. In race 1, that took place on Saturday March 31st, the Dutch driver was leading from the beginning and soon created a gap from his opponents.

Prema’s triumph was completed with Martin Plowman’s third place while Andrea Caldarelli finished the race in 8th position. The second race, for Waldschmidt was a copy of the first one: another perfect start, no mistakes and a clear victory. Plowman obtained the fourth place after a remarkable race, while Caldarelli classified seventh after a notable effort.

“There couldn’t have been a better start of the season. Henki Waldschmidt’s victories make us very hopeful for the future, but the Championship is still long and difficult and the opponents, as we have seen in Vallelunga, are well prepared. I am very pleased about the maturity demonstrated this weekend not only from Waldschmidt, but also from Martin Plowman, third and fourth, and from Andrea Caldarelli, eighth and seventh, even if their qualifying wasn’t perfect.”

Formula Renault 2.0 Italia

This last weekend as already anticipated, the Formula Renault 2.0 Italia Championship went back on track at the Santa Monica International Circuit of Misano Adriatico for the sixth meeting of the Italian series. Very elevated temperatures made the drivers and Teams work even harder as the conditions were really difficult.

Even so, once again our drivers were among the protagonists of the race, without optimizing the qualifying results, a point where we still have to improve. On Friday during the free practice session our best driver was the French Italian Edoardo Mortara who obtained the fourth best chronometric result. Martin Plowman finished with the eighth position followed by Dutch Henki Waldschmidt in sixteenth position, victim of some problems with his brakes, that didn’t allow him to exceed this position.

The qualifying session determinated the starting grid for both races based on the f astest and second fastest lap. In Race 1, Edoardo started from sixth position, followed in ninth place by Martin Plowman and in eleventh by Henki Waldschmidt. On a circuit where overtaking is not easy, our drivers tried to gain as many positions as possible but while trying they were also involved in some contacts that made them lose a few positions. Under the chequered flag our best performer was Martin Plowman who finished in seventh position followed in ninth by Edoardo Mortara and in eleventh by Henki Waldschmidt.

In the second best lap classification during the qualifying that determinated the grid of Race 2 Martin Plowman signed the fifth time, followed by Henki Waldschmidt in sixth and Edoardo Mortara in seventh position. In the Race, Martin Plowman performed a very good start and managed to overtake an opponent so as to finish in fourth position. Unchanged were the positions for Henki Waldschmidt and Edoardo Mortara who finished the race in the same starting positions.

Grazia TRONCON, Team Manager of the Vicenza-based team: “Two races in the points for our drivers. However, once again the qualifying conditioned our potential. We now have to concentrate more on the qualifying sessions in order to start in better positions on the starting grid.”

Formula Renault 2.0 Italia

As we write this press release, the cars registered in the Formula Renault 2.0 Italia Championship are on track at the German circuit of Hockenheim for the free practice sessions of the fifth meeting of the Italian series.

This is the second time that the Italian championship goes to Germany in order to race for an event of its calendar, after the precedent in 2004. A difficult circuit, host of the Formula 1 German Grand Prix, that will test Teams and Drivers in certainly spectacular races judging by the various overtaking points of this circuit.

Today, are in schedule three free practice sessions that will help preparing for the qualifying scheduled for tomorrow morning. On Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning will be held the two races. The Team as always will put at disposal for its drivers, the French Italian Edo Mortara, Dutch Henki Waldschmidt and English Martin Plowman, all its experience so as to make the most of the potential.

Angelo ROSIN, Team Principal of the Team: “This is a very interesting weekend, at one of the most important European circuits. It will be important to make the most of the three free practice sessions and to be ready for the qualifying. In Germany will also be important the weather conditions, not always optimal. The Team and the drivers have worked hardly during this last period and we are expecting important results from now on in the next races of the season.”