Published on May 6th, 2014 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Swiss Race Team Wins The Maserati Trofeo World Series In Spa
The Swiss racing team driven by Gabriele Gardel and Mauro Calamia, won the Maserati Trofeo World Series in Spa, Belgium over last weekend. It was not stop racing action that took place with 22 drivers competing. In the end, Race 1 went to Gabriele Gardel with Alan Simoni and Andrea Cecchellero up next in what was an eventful race. Calamia played a major role: he started from pole but found himself back in fourteenth after being nudged early on. The Swiss driver kept his cool to cross the line in fourth, ahead of Alberto Cola.
Calamia’s luck turned in Race 2, when he dominated from start to finish. The Swiss Team driver lined up in second and made the most of Kuppens’ absence (who should have started on pole) to build a healthy lead. He stayed out in front for the entire 50 minutes, leaving the others to fight it out for the other podium slots. Following him across the finish line were Alberto Cola and Gabriel Gardel who, thanks to this result, takes an early championship lead. Fourth was taken by Alan Simoni, who tried for third right until the very end. Simone Di Luca, a newcomer, claimed fifth and could have aimed for the podium if he had not been hit with a drive through penalty.
Round 2 of the Maserati Trofeo World Series will be held at Budapest, Hungary, on the weekend of June the 1st.