position for Javier Villa!
Engineerings 17 year old Javier Villa impressed
during the two qualifying sessions of the second round of
the Spanish Formula 3 Championship held at the circuit of
Valencia. The young Spaniard will start the first of Sundays
races from pole position and the second one from second position.
Marcos Martinez Ucha, competing in the Spanish Formula 3 Cup,
starts the races from fourth and third positions respectively.
Javier Villa, the young Spaniard from the Racing Engineering
outfit, demonstrated today why he is rated as one of Spains
biggest talents in motor racing. Javier will start Sundays
race from pole position. For the second race, Javier could
repeat this excellent result, but left all possibilities open
win by starting from 2nd position.
Ricardo Risatti on the other hand could not keep track with
top of the field due to problems with his brakes, which will
allow him to start the first race from 8th and the second
from 7th position.
Filipe Albuquerque, the Red Bull backed driver, saw his
possibilities destroyed by a problem with the gasoline pump
during the 2nd qualifying session, whereas during the first
session he suffered from a not optimal set of tyres that caused
a lot of oversteer on the young Portugues car.
Racing Engineerings only Dallara F300 participating
Marcos Martinez Ucha in the Spanish Formula 3 Cup will start
from very promising positions tomorrow. Marcos finished the
first qualifying in 4th position and will start the second
from an excellent 3rd position on the starting grid.
Javier Villa at the end of the day declared, in the
everything was perfect. The good work my team made
allowed me to mark fast and consistent lap times, enough to
get me pole position. For the second session we tried some
changes on the set up, but that didnt turn out the way
expected. However, the second position in that session is
excellent and provides me with the possibility to win
tomorrows second race.
After a not so perfect day, Ricardo Risatti said, When
started the first session on old tyres, my car felt really
After putting the new set of tyres, however, the lap times
improve and the car wasnt perfect anymore. I additionally
brake problems, which greatly affected my second session.
Today I couldnt meet my goals.
Filipe Albuquerque after both qualifying sessions announced,
this wasnt a positive day, but this is racing.
We worked a lot
on the set up of the car and improved from the first to the
second session, but a problem with the gasoline pump forced
me to retire on the track after only marking one lap time
the new set of tyres. This obviously kept me from fighting
good position on the starting grid.
Marcos Martinez Ucha, after recording satisfying lap times
the two session, said, I am not so happy with the first
where we had some problems with the set up. We overcame
these for the second session and my car was much better
allowing me to grab the third position at the starting grid.
Alfonso de Orleans-Borbon, team principal, resumed the day,
I am really happy with Javier and his first pole position.
offers him the chance to win tomorrow. Concerning Ricardo
and Filipe I am not very content since both could not
demonstrate their capabilities. I believe in both of them
am sure they will give their best tomorrow. I am very happy
about Marcos performance. He already did a great job
Jarama with his second place, and given his starting positions
tomorrow, he should be able to make it on the podium again.
1. Javier VILLA Racing Engineering 1.30.139
2. Alvaro BARBA Campos Racing 1.30.202
3. Andy SOUCEK R. LLusía Racing 1.30.232
4. José M. P. AICART GTA Motor Competición 1.30.493
5. Dani MARTIN ECA Racing 1.30.617
6. Roldan RODRIGUEZ Campos Racing 1.30.640
7. Filipe ALBUQUERQUE Racing Engineering 1.30.697
8. Ricardo RISATTI Racing Engineering 1.31.068
9. Marco BARBA Escuela Profiltek Circuit 1.31.071
10.Manuel SAEZ MERINO ECA Racing 1.31.528
13.Marcos Martinez Ucha Racing Engineering 1.31.945
1. Alvaro BARBA Campos Racing 1.30.476
2. Javier VILLA Racing Engineering 1.30.633
3. José M. P. AICART GTA Motor Competición 1.30.756
4. Andy SOUCEK R.LLusía Racing 1.30.859
5. Roldan RODRIGUEZ Campos Racing 1.31.189
6. Dani MARTIN ECA Racing 1.31.201
7. Ricardo RISATTI Racing Engineering 1.31.303
8. Manuel SAEZ MERINO ECA Racing 1.31.728
9. Juan M. POLAR IGI TEC 1.31.798
10.Marco BARBA Escuela Profiltek Circuit 1.31.853
11.Filipe ALBUQUERQUE Racing Engineering 1.31.968
12.Marcos MARTINEZ UCHA Racing Engineering 1.32.123