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West European Cup - Valencia Andrea Caldarelli takes double podium finish

West European Cup - Valencia Andrea Caldarelli takes double podium finish

23-06-2008

Andrea Caldarelli had some good winter tests to count on for the third West European
Cup round at Valencia, and matched all the expectations by taking third place on Race
1. The Toyota Drivers Program pilot started from front row alongside team-mate Daniel
Ricciardo, but had to relinquish second place to Spaniard Roberto Mehri. Caldarelli tried to
fight back with no luck, and stayed in third until the end, clinching a valuable podium finish.
On Race 2, he once again clocked the second fastest lap in qualifying, and then successfully
defended second place until the end. Unfortunately, a claim by Epsilon Euskadi focused on the
positioning of the battery's switch led to an exclusion of both top SG Formula Cars, despite
the detail gave no performance advantage at all. The French team protested, and the final classification
is to be considered pending appeal.
"Untill I'll be able to stay on the podium, the situation will be really positive. I'm constantly in
the top pack in both the WEC and the Eurocup, and the team is glad glad of it too. I have to
keep running strong, and find how to close the gap on my team-mate. I hope to switch the
order as early as the next round at Budapest! Indeed, I was also faster than him this winter..."

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