The traditional Italian UISP Championships 2017 was held in Rivoli Veronese this past weekend. The event, superbly organized by ASD Rivoli Racing and Treerremodellismo, saw 36 drivers gathering at the outdoor asphalt track located on the hills surrounding Verona to contend the national UISP title in three different classes: F1, Pan Car 1/10 Modified and, for the first time ever, GT12.
In F1, Fabrizio Villa was able to secure the top spot for the A-mains with TQ runs in the third and fourth round of qualifying, ahead of Marco Donadelli and Armando Tanzini (Angiolino Minispeedway). In the finals however, it was Marco Donadelli who was able to show more consistency in very hot conditions by winning both A1 and A3 and thus locking the national UISP title ahead of Armando Tanzini and Fabrizio Villa.
In Pan Car 1/10 Modified it was an intense battle between the Fenili brothers (Orlando and Riccardo) and Ivan Milesi (Treerremodellismo), with Orlando Fenili showing a blistering pace in Q2 and securing the pole position ahead of Ivan Milesi and his brother Riccardo. In the afternoon’s finals, Orlando Fenili delivered solid runs in both A1 and A2 clinching the 2017 UISP national title with one final to go. For the remaining places on the podium it was down to the wire, with Ivan Milesi leading the pack in A3 until the very last lap, when an unfortunate accident with a lapped car, left the door open to Riccardo Fenili to pass and secure 2nd place. Ivan finished 3rd.
In GT12, Mattia Dall’Oca put on an impressive performance, locking the TQ spot during the morning’s qualifying rounds in which he was the only driver able to deliver a 25-lap run in the 6 minute round. During the afternoon finals, Mattia kept the ball rolling in all three finals in order to secure the win ahead of Roberto Rampini (Treerremodellismo) and Alessandro Giubbilei (Jokerteam Bolzano).