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Cerruti takes maiden win in Auto GP in second Imola race

by Gruz David
Michela Cerruti

Photo: Auto GP

Michela Cerruti became the first female driver to win in the history of Auto GP after a close victory at Imola.

Starting from fourth, Cerruti took advantage of a poor start from Christof von Grunigen,?before overtaking both Francesco Dracone and Giuseppe Cipriani to take the lead.

Kevin Giovesi also worked his way through the field, however, unable to pass Cerruti, he had to settle with second.

Pal Varhaug edged championship leader Kimiya Sato out of the top three, but the Japanese driver extended his championship lead regardless.?Markus Pommer and Vittorio Ghirelli finished fifth and sixth respectively, while von Grunigen took seventh after a poor start.

Troublesome races for both Andrea Roda and Tamas Pal Kiss, only ending up in eighth and ninth. The top ten was completed by Francesco Dracone.

Race results
Pos Driver Team Time/Gap
1 Michela Cerruti Super Nova International 17 laps in 27:17.493
2 Kevin Giovesi FMS Racing +0.529
3 Pal Varhaug Virtuosi UK +3.330
4 Kimiya Sato Euronova Racing +5.368
5 Markus Pommer Super Nova International +9.872
6 Vittorio Ghirelli FMS Racing +15.022
7 Christof von Grunigen Zele Racing +21.879
8 Andrea Roda Virtuosi UK +25.398
9 Tamas Pal Kiss Zele Racing +26.076
10 Francesco Dracone Super Nova International +26.652
11 Michele La Rosa MLR71 +45.057
12 Salvatore Deplano Euronova Racing +1:44.830
Not classified
Giuseppe Cipriani Ibiza Racing +14 Laps