wo fifth places are the result with which “The Flash” returns home from the Autodromo dell’Umbria. A different weekend from Varano de’ Melegari but important in the growth process
It was not an easy weekend for Mattia Bucci in Magione for the penultimate round of the “Formula X Italian Series” category “FX Pro Series”. The young Abruzzo representative had to face some unexpected difficulties on the track, which, from the perspective of a debutant, proved useful in expanding his experience for the upcoming events.
The Free Practice sessions on Saturday saw Bucci qualify in fifth position in both sessions, a result that was also replicated in Qualifying: the first sign of how this race in Umbria was different from the story lived in Varano de’ Melegari.
Race 1 started with a red flag due to an accident that fortunately did not involve Mattia; as a result, the race duration was halved and, furthermore, the Race Direction changed the starting procedure to a rolling start. Starting in fifth position, Mattia then crossed the finish line without any changes.
The achieved result allowed him to line up his Tatuus F4 T-014 on the second spot of the starting grid for Race 2. Thanks once again to a good start, Bucci was able to defend his position at the start of the second of the two Sunday races, acquiring the right to attempt an assault on the race leader. Unfortunately, a difficult tyre management then caused a loss of performance that saw the Catignano ace slip to fifth under the checkered flag.
Mattia Bucci commented on this atypical weekend: “It was a very formative weekend for me, even though we didn’t bring home the result we wanted. I am very happy with how the team and I have faced all the difficulties that arose. Now we have a month to work hard for the next race. I want to thank Giovanni Minardi and Minardi Management for their support, Sandro Giuliani and the entire SG Motors team who have worked hard to provide me with the best possible package, my athletic trainer Walter Marini and his staff, my staff, my family, and all my sponsors for their constant support.”
Ufficio Stampa Mattia Bucci