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Campana leads Zele 1-2 in Auto GP practice at Marrakech

by Valentin Khorounzhiy
Photo: Auto GP

Photo: Auto GP

Italian racer Sergio Campana posted the quickest lap of the two practice sessions ahead of the first Auto GP round of the 2014 season at Marrakech.

Campana, who won here in 2012 and 2013, topped the second session, while first practice went to fellow Auto GP race winner Kimiya Sato.

Indeed, in session one, it was Sato who established his status as the pre-race favorite, going 0.5s quicker than Campana, who settled for second. Gentleman racer Giuseppe Cipriani was an impressive third, while Tamas Pal Kiss and series debutant Sam Dejonghe completed the top five.

The second practice saw Super Nova’s Markus Pommer lead much of the running, before he was eventually overtaken by the Zele duo. Campana and Kiss wound up being the only drivers to go quicker than 1:30s, with the Italian going 0.008s quicker than his Hungarian teammate. Pommer ended up third, while Sato and Kevin Giovesi made up the remainder of the top five.

Combined practice results
Pos. Driver Team FP1 FP2
1 Sergio Campana Zele Racing 1:31.659 1:29.864
2 Tamas Pal Kiss Zele Racing 1:32.488 1:29.872
3 Markus Pommer Super Nova International 1:33.006 1:30.124
4 Kimiya Sato Euronova Racing 1:31.115 1:30.523
5 Kevin Giovesi Eurotech Engineering 1:33.481 1:31.357
6 Giuseppe Cipriani Ibiza Racing Team 1:31.812 1:31.591
7 Michela Cerruti Super Nova International 1:33.020 1:31.669
8 Michele La Rosa MLR 71 by Euronova 1:35.386 1:31.896
9 Andrea Roda Virtuosi UK 1:33.602 1:31.910
10 Sam Dejonghe Virtuosi UK 1:32.634 1:32.047
11 Richard Gonda Virtuosi UK 1:34.031 1:32.123
12 Loris Spinelli Eurotech Engineering 1:37.884 1:32.726
13 Francesco Dracone Ibiza Racing Team 1:36.021 1:33.609

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