Disappointing 10th place for Facu Regalia in AutoGP Race 2

Campos Racing´s Argentinean driver made a good start overtaking some cars, but then suffered from had tyres issues and  a slow pit stop which prevented him repeating his good resultin Valencia.

Facu Regalia did not have an easy AutoGP Race two in Marrakesh after his retirement in Race 1.  He was aiming to gain maximum places to score points in the overall classification, and at the beginning race two was quite positive  “I overtook some cars. Starting from the 15th place on the starting grid, I had overtaken no less than five cars and then two more on the outside. When I was in 9th place, I pushed quite hard but then I had problems with my tyres and, in addition, my single seater was suffering from severe understeer today”.

Then, when he pitted on sixth lap, his mechanics had problems changing a wheel, losing over ten additional seconds. “The race started well for us, despite my car today wasn´t the best possible. However our problem during pit stop finished our options to complete a good result. After my pit stop, I have had a good race pace, recovering around two seconds per lap with drivers ahead but this compound doesn´t last for many laps. At the end my tyres were struggling with graining and my only chance was to finish the race”, Regalia explained after a finish in 10th.

Regalia, second placed in Valencia, had a very different meeting in Morocco, because “everything began in a wrong way on Friday. Then my spin yesterday when I hit the wall and almost no chances for today´s race. In my opinion yesterday a podium finish wasn´t out of reach and today I could have scored points for the overall classification. But this is racing. Next meeting for us in the Auto GP will in Hungary next month, but before I have to make my debut in European F3 Open”, his next outing in two weeks time.


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