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Rovera storms to Vallelunga victory

by Valentin Khorounzhiy


Alessio Rovera?enjoyed a relaxing Sunday drive in race one of the Formula Abarth opener at Vallelunga, storming away from the opposition to take the win.

Having started from pole, Rovera never once looked like he was going to be challenged and earned his maiden Abarth victory. Having started from third, Michele Beretta was second after lap one, a position he kept until the checkered flag.

Sergey Trofimov rounded out the podium, the Russian having started fifth and passing Luis Michael Dorrbecker and Aku Pellinen on lap one. Experienced Italian Simone Iaquinta was fourth, ahead of Pellinen and Federico Pezzolla. Dorrbecker was seventh, successfully fending off Lukas Moraes, while Loris Spinelli and Marco Tolama, Jr. rounded out the top ten.

Race results
?Pos. Driver Team Time/Gap
1 Alessio Rovera Cram Motorsport 19 laps in 30:04.227
2 Michele Beretta Euronova Racing by Fortec +12.230
3 Sergey Trofimov Euronova Racing by Fortec +13.071
4 Simone Iaquinta GSK +14.805
5 Aku Pellinen GSK +19.786
6 Federico Pezzola Best Lap +22.412
7 Luis Michael Dorrbecker Team Torino Motorsport +26.725
8 Lukas Moraes Facondini Racing +28.357
9 Loris Spinelli Best Lap +38.348
10 Marco Tolama Tomcat Racing +54.698
11 Alessandro Perullo Technorace +56.496
12 Yuta Shiraishi Team Torino Motorsport +1:32.455
Not classified
Sabino de Castro AB Motorsport +12 laps
DNS Vitaly Larionov Euronova Racing by Fortec