Superleague Formula – Adria, Italy
Race 1: Qualified 10th, finished 10th
Race 2: Reverse grid start position 6th, finished 3rd
At a twisty and challenging Adria circuit, Duncan Tappy notched up another podium with a third place in race two today. Duncan found the pace that he’d missed in qualifying yesterday and he converted his start positions to valuable points and a trophy.
In the first race Duncan was boxed in at the start but made an excellent recovery to make his way back to tenth, helped by an excellent pitstop.
Race two was a different story with a great start, gaining two places at the first corner. Taking advantage of a slowing Lyonnais car, Duncan claimed his podium spot a quarter of the way through the 40 lap race, a place he held after the pitstops and to cross the line.
Duncan said: “Today brought a good result on a difficult circuit. It’s very twisty and overtaking opportunities are few and far between.
“I was on old tyres for race one and less than half a second off the pace so I knew that on fresh rubber I’d have a good chance of making up places.
“I had much more grip for the second race and I was pushing the Spurs car and hoping he’d make a mistake. He didn’t but it was good racing and I’m pleased with the points and the podium.
“I’m disappointed that we very narrowly missed out on a Superfinal place so that’s my goal for Portimao in two weeks.”
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