BMW sweeps EuroV8 Series front row
Max Mugelli confirmed his status of favorite for Round 3 of the EuroV8 Series at Mugello. In qualifying, the Tuscany-based racer confirmed to have the same pace he had set in practice. He brought his Team BMW Dinamic-prepared BMW M3 E92 to the pole with an overall best lap of 1:57.322. Throughout the whole day, he stayed at the front for most of the time and, after briefly losing the point in qualifying, he reclaimed the lead with a late flyer.
His most competitive rival was team-mate Maurizio Copetti, who ended up just four tenths of a second adrift and will take-off from the front row. The rolling start of Race 1 will feature on row 2 Nicola Baldan, driving a Mercedes C63 AMG Coupé for R.R.T, and Tomas Kostka, who campaigns an Audi RS5 for the Audi Sport Italia operation. The Czech was in damage limitation mode on a tough track for his car. Championship leader Francesco Sini suffered from bad luck as his Chevrolet Camaro was stopped by a broken radiator and forced him to settle for 10th.
Rounding out the top-5, Davide Stancheris delivered a positive performance after Audi Sport Italia solved a clutch issue on his Audi RS5 that put him out of practice 2. Also on third row will be Domenico Schiattarella on a Chevrolet Lumina fielded by Solaris Motorsport. He was followed by Niccolò Mercatali (BMW), Ermanno Dionisio (Audi) and Diego Romanini (Mercedes).
The two EuroV8 Series races are scheduled for 10:00 and 15:15. The fans will be able to access the track’s grandstands for free, while the series will continue with its worldwide live Tv coverage including – but not limited to – Mediaset Italia 2 in Italy and Motors TV in the pan-European area.