Xray RX8 Wins 2012 Fiorano Trophy
Race report by Walter Salemi…
We decided to participate at the Fiorano Trophy because it was the first race after the winter time off from racing, and also because a lot of big drivers participate in this event (Collari, Picco, Tironi, Balestri, Vanni and more) so we could compare the performance of our new car.
My brother Mirko and I arrived at the track with our mechanic father Luciano on Saturday morning. The track immediately had high grip because it’s additive and this gave me the opportunity to test different settings.
For Mirko, Saturday morning was bad because after a few laps his car broke in an accident on the straight when a driver stopped in the middle. He worked hard all Saturday morning to repair his car. For me it was a morning to get to know the car. From the start it was very fast and so in the afternoon when we started qualifications I put my settings on Mirko’s car and he immediately had a good feeling. He got up to 2nd place after Saturday qualifications behind Collari. I did not have a good result in qualification because I had little problems… so I used the qualification to prepare the car for the final.