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WEC & Eurocup F.Renault Caldarelli shines in the last show of the season

WEC & Eurocup F.Renault Caldarelli shines in the last show of the season

21-10-2008

A neverending weekend, thatís the one that Andrea Caldarelli experienced on the
Montmelo racetrack in Barcellona, where he was competing both in the Renault 2.0
West European Cup and Eurocup championshipsí last race of the season. The SG driver
from Pescara really filled his contract: a win in WEC race2, two runner-up performances
in Eurocupís race 2 and WECís race 1, plus the third place in Eurocupís race 1.
In the European series, Caldarelli signed the second time in the Superpole right behind
his team mate Ricciardo. At the start Vergne and Quaife-Hobbs sprinted from the back
of the grid in order to take the lead, but crashed at the first turn. The track was wet.
Thanks to his rain tyres Caldarelli took the first position, but as the track dried he was
forced to slow down the pace and ended third after Bottas and Hegewald: a farewell
to his championships hopes. In race 2 Ricciardo took the leadership, while Caldarelli
fighted hard with Vergne for the second position and finally got the upper hand.
In WECí race 1, after the second time gained in qualifying, the driver from Pescara
keept the second position behind his team mate Ricciardo, helping him to win the
championships. In race 2 Caldarelli won his third race of the season, the second in a
row after Magny-Cours. Caldarelli have now good reasons to be happy of his 2008
final balance: three victories (and 10 podiums) in the WEC, ten podiums out 14 in the
Eurocup series, and the third place in both campionship rankings.

Andrea Caldarelli background