Dino Zamparelli maintained his 100% podium run at Monza by taking second place, having almost won.
Zamparelli got a good start off the line, but the Safety Car was deployed almost instantly as contact further back resulted in two cars being abandoned at the side of the road. When the race eventually got up and running Dino was on it. He followed title rival Tio Ellinas past pole sitter Esmee Hawkey before they set about trying to pass second place runner Seb Perez.
Entering the famous Parabolica final corner Ellinas snatched a brake allowing Dino to send his nose up the inside and take third place. He then worked his way past Perez and almost immediately was on the tail of race leader George Gamble, having quickly reeled him in. With only a few laps remaining Dino tried valiantly to find a gap but, deciding discretion is the better part of valour, he settled for second place.
"From sixth to second, we’ll take that all day,” said Dino. “I haven’t been off the podium yet which is a record I intend to keep up this year, especially with the reverse grid. Yesterday was a nice win and today was second place but I was so close to the win. We were fast around here and took two fastest laps but sometimes you can’t force it. I made some really decisive moves to get up to second place, but this championship is not about being gung-ho. You have to be clever and take what you can when you can".
The next race will be held at Oulton Park next month!