Gianluca Dingli finishes third in Pista Sole Luna

Sunday, June 12, 2011, 20:47

Sixteen year old Karting Driver Gianluca Dingli of BRM Virtu Ferries Racing Team had another busy weekend in Pista Sole Luna in Vittoria Sicily where he took part in the 5th event of the Rotax Regionale Championship in Class Rotax Max under 30 with his BRM GPM 66 Chassis and Rotax Max Engine.
Dingli, who was accompanied and supported by his parents started off the Saturday morning practice sessions under the supervision and technical assistance of his team manager Mario Lena where he practiced wheel to wheel with the other competitors.
By Saturday Afternoon the chassis, engine and Gianluca were ready for the final races on Sunday which were predicted to take place under warm weather conditions.
On Sunday morning all of over 100 drivers under 8 diffirent categories were all ready to their utmost and participate in these races which always take place under perfect organisation.
During the pole position another driver bumped into Gianluca where he suffered damages in his kart which made him loose his performance in this very importance session of the day but despite this with his ability and strong character he still managed to finish 5th.
In the prefinal race from 5th place Gianluca finished 3rd but during the final race he again experienced an unfortunate accident which made him spin on track and loose his place to continue the race from last position.  But again with his determination and strong winning feeling he managed lap after lap to overtake several drivers and by the 10th lap out of 20 laps he jumped to 3rd position where he kept this place through the continuation of the race thus finishing on the podium with 3rd place.
Team manager Mario Lena was once again very satisfied with Gianluca’s result and excellent performance and he commented that despite the unfortunate accidents that he had during this event, he still managed to show his potential and that occassions  and experiences like these helped him to even improve his driving skills.
Gianluca thanked his parents for their continous support and dedication, his main sponsor Virtu Ferries who are making it possible for him to travel for these races, his employer Hetronic Malta ( a division of Methode) Zoqdi Racing Team, Hubert Camilleri of Chevron Auto Dealer, Rabat Local Council, Viking Signs, Silcolene Oils, Badger Karting, Wayne’s Autosprayer, Kunsill Malti ghall-Isport and Malta Motorsport Federation for their support.  Gianluca’s next appointment in Sicily will be on the 10th and 11th June in Kartodromo Minoa in Agrigento.

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