07.11.2019 – Three wins and four pole positions are the final haul of Ivan Bellarosa (ITA), who was crowned the Champion in the #45 Wolf GB08 Tornado that he shared with co-equiper Guglielmo Belotti (ITA) at Paul Ricard (FRA) in the last round of Speed Euroseries by Ultimate Cup Series 2019.
The final win of the Avelon Formula lineup was not an easy one and it rounded off a spectacular season that was decided at the final chequered flag. The European series for CN class cars was brought back this year thanks to the commitment of Ultimate Series and V-Motor Company and lived an intense and exciting campaign with more than 30 drivers taking part in at least one of the rounds. Figures and quality have improved throughout the season.
The round in Le Castellet has been the right epilogue to this exciting challenge, partly run in the night and with some new lineups that run their maiden race in Speed Euroseries by Ultimate Cup Series 2019 in this occasion. After free practice, Bellarosa and Belotti confirmed their speed in qualifying claiming a strong pole position in 1’58.971s, that is the new record of the French track for CN cars. Behind them, the rookies De Cock-Boonen-Dejonghe placed their #111 Norma M20FCCT run by Deldiche Racing by JDC Events VZW in P2 in 1’59.909s. Schatz-Brossard, where third in the #71 Norma M20FC of Schatz Competition, that were already protagonists in Magny-Cours a few weeks ago.
The race started late in the afternoon on Sunday and ended in the darkness, with floodlights on. After an initial twist, with Belotti forced to a long pit stop to fix the car damaged maybe on a curb, Avelon Formula’s lineup managed to rejoin the race despite having a big gap to the top. The objective was to score enough points to take the title. On top, Dejonghe-Boonen took the lead and kept it until the chequered flag. Vaglio Giors-Buret ended second a good race in the #42 Norma M20 FC of Palmyr and managed to find their way past Schatz-Brossard during the second hour.
The tenth place at the flag of the #45 Wolf GB08 Tornado rewarded Avelon Formula’s efforts as Ivan Bellarosa was crowned the new Champion thanks to the total 116 points scored in a great season. Dominique Cauvin (Norma M20FC/Krafft Racing) was fourth at the finish line and ended the championship in second place at 102 points. Guglielmo Belotti, Bellarosa’s co-equiper, is third at 91 points, same result as David Cristini (FRA).
Excellent eighth place overallfor Davide Pigozzi, who managed to win in the Master classification.
«It has been an exciting weekend» the new Champion Bellarosa commented. «The new track record in qualifying made me proud. We knew we could fight for the win in the race, but an early problem shuffled the cards. The team did a great job to allow us to get back on track and after that we kept an eye to the classification pushing hard, knowing it would have not been an easy walk. I am really happy. The level of the championship is very high, but we proved we have a very competitive car that allowed us to always fight for the top taking three wins in the five races run, and four pole positions».
Speed Euroseries by Ultimate Cup Series 2019 | Final standings
1. Bellarosa pt. 116; 2. Cauvin pt. 102; 3. Cristini pt. 91; 3. Belotti pt. 91; 5. Bassora pt. 78; 6. Aegerter pt. 77; 7. Bartolami pt. 66; 8. Pigozzi pt. 57; 9. Lionel/Lionel pt. 57; 10. Pollini pt. 54
Speed Euroseries by Ultimate Cup Series 2019 | Master standings
1. Pigozzi pt. 57; 2. Jarno pt. 46; 3. Fratti pt. 26; 4. Croullet pt. 18; 5. Rupp pt. 14