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The second round of the 2019 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series took place yesterday in Italy. Racing Engineering’s Matt Snider claimed an excellent second place, with great performances by the drivers.

HAPPY RACES!

The Racing Engineering team bids “ADIO” to Italy with a magnificent ending in the Elite 2 race: second place for the driver Myatt Snider, sixth for Ander Vilariño, ninth for Romain, and 23rd for Eric Clement. This weekend Badtoro joined the team at the Autodromo Di Franciacorta in Brescia.

Myatt Snider

24 laps of a race that ended up being an amazing finish for Myatt who started at fifth place on the grid. Italy and Spain became rivals when Myatt lost his place to the Italian, Ghirelli. Not able to block on the first curve, he fell to 6th place, but seven laps from the finish he started to change the scene, managing to get past Longin and coming up on Ghirelli. Second place has a name: Myatt Snider!

Foto: Racing Engineering

Badtoro of the month: Ander Vilariño

Saturday was not a good race for Ander Vilariño since he had to retire with his damaged car. Ander started from tenth place on the grid and Romain from 21st.

Sunday the view changed at the Brescia racetrack and on lap seven Ander managed to get ahead to ninth place. But he hadn’t defeated everyone and, like a good “bad friend”, on lap eleven Ander overtook Ferrar to gain eighth place. Finally, he got to 6th position with ten laps to the finish.

Romain Lannetta, who started in 21st position, achieved a very good place given how he started and ended the race with his name in the 9th place spot on Sunday, May 12, 2019.

Congratulations to the whole Racing Engineering team.

The Andalusian team is placed as runner-up in the team standings while its two drivers shorten distances to the top positions.

The driver Norman Nato has achieved a brilliant victory at the Italian circuit of Monza. The french pilot dominated the race from start to finish, but his teammate Jordan King had to settle for a hard-fought fourth place. Since the Hungary Grand Prix in July none of the Racing Engineering drivers had returned to the podium until now.

“A good start from both drivers today. It was a bit close during the first corners, but it was OK to finish lap 1 in first and second. Norman was quickly up to pace and from there on dominated the race. We need to look into what happened with the other car as for some reason Jordan was not able to follow his teammate’s pace without stressing his tyres too much. He ultimately got passed by both Prema cars and a Rapax car cutting the corner, something we hope will still be investigated. First and fourth is still a good result for the team even though after the opening lap we expected a bit more, but we are back in the fight for the championships.” – said Sebastien Viger (Technical Director of the team) after the race.

The Italy Grand Prix is the third race from the end of this season. After a break of four weeks, the pilots will fight for the championship at the Malaysia GP and, a month later, they’ll finish GP2 Series 2016 at the Yas Marina circuit.

Racing Engineering currently rank second place in the team standings, while Jordan King and Norman Nato are in fifth and sixth place respectively. But these two races can change completely all the results!

From Badtoro we will look at the next steps towards the victory of Racing Engineering and their drivers. Go Racing!

Photo: ©Racing Engineering

The weather was good in the Sprint Race this weekend in Monza (Italy).

Following Saturday’s Feature Race, Stefano Coletti, of the spanish Racing Engineering team, started on Sunday in 9th place, while Raffaele Marciello, who had to retire after being victim of a contact between two other cars, would have to start from 25th with a lot of work to do to get into the points.

On the first lap Stefano made a clean start and was able to pass Vandoorne, Nasr and Pic. On the following laps he was gaining more positions, mading a fantastic pass on both Evans and Negrão at the Rettifilo, and after Sorensen for the third position. He began to close in on Richelmi, who was second, and on the lap eleven managed to occupy this place. He was now 2.1 seconds behind race leader Palmer. This difference between them has been reduced. As the race entered the final laps Stefano found his tyres going off after all the hard driving he had to do in the early laps and he settled for an excellent 2nd place and fastest race lap at the finish.

Furthermore, Lello, made a fantastic first opening lap, won twelve positions. But in the 7th lap he had to go back to number 21, due to damage sustained in his car and finished the race in eighteenth place.

Thomas Couyotopoulo, Sporting Director of Racing Engineering: “Great race and results from Stefano today. Starting from P9 taking the fastest lap and finishing in P2 is a good achievement. The start was good, the pace was great throughout the entire race and the overtaking manoeuvres of Stefano were clean and impressive. Pity about Lello, who had a good recovery up to P13 from 25th on the grid, but the contact with Canamasas, put an early end to his chances of finishing in the points. Overall not the weekend we were hoping for, but at least we were able to show what our cars are capable of.”

Rafaele Marciello: “I had an OK start, but a good opening lap passing 12 cars as I was up to 13th. After the restart I put too much heat in my tyres, so slowed down a bit the following laps, but then I was quickly back on pace closing the gap on the cars in front of me battling for the points. When I was on the inside of Lesmo 1 Canamasas crashed into me all of the sudden, as a consequence I had a punctured tyre and but when back on track after a tyre change I felt that something more on my car must have been broken.”

Stefano Coletti: “I pushed really, really hard all race long to catch up, but when I saw towards the end that I wasn’t catching up enough per lap, I settled for second. It was an amazing race, my car was very, very quick, especially under braking and that’s why I out-braked everyone into the first turn. The team did a really good job, they gave me a really good car today, so thank to them, and I hope this won’t be my last podium this season.”

Photo: Zak Mauger

Fabio Leimer is unstoppable.

The team is very proud and happy of classification and continue to work to keep climbing.

Fabio leaves Monza in the lead of the 2013 GP2 Drivers Championship and Racing Engineering have moved up to 2nd in the Team Championship.

The next round of the 2013 GP2 series will be in Singapore.