Duncan Tappy on the pace in Auto GP
Sunday, April 25th, 2010
Apr 25, 2010
Race 1: Qualified 7th, finished 5th
Race 2: Reverse grid start position 4th, finished 11th
Duncan took to the track in the new Auto GP series (formerly Euroseries 3000) at the Brno track this weekend.
Practice went really well with Duncan consistently in the top three. More oversteer in qualifying hampered results and Duncan’s time put him on the fourth row of the grid.
Race day saw a strong first race with some exciting racing and a great battle with Jan Charouz for the last seven of 17 laps following the pit stops. The top eight reverse grid rules put Duncan in fourth for the start of race two. Duncan was hot on the heels of the car ahead in the opening laps and challenging for a podium position.
Despite no position advantage Duncan was deemed to have jumped the start and took a drive through penalty, the first of his career, which put him to the back of the field without enough time to work his way back though the pack.
Duncan scored enough points to go into the next round in seventh place with five rounds to catch the leaders.
He said: “There’s no hiding the fact that it has been a disappointing weekend. I made a costly mistake and paid the price. I’m much more confident with the car so I’m keen to show what I can really do at Imola after having such good pace in testing here.”
1=.Filippi 12 , 1= Piscopo 12; 3. Arabadzhiev 8; 4=. Zaugg 6, 4= Charouz 6, 4= Onidi 6; 7. Tappy 4; 8=. Leal, 8= Tambay 3; 10. Grubmueller 2
Duncan’s next round of AutoGP is on 23rd May at Imola, Italy.
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